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Old 15-04-2019, 15:48   #1
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Looking around for a live aboard...no rush

I am in no rush, I don't have the money yet. I am just looking to see whats available. I figure 30-35ft sailboat preferably, but can go cruiser. Don't give a damn about location, as long as its in a established marina, and in or near a city that has good healthcare.

Whats out there?

Using this to get ideas on what I am looking at spending and so forth. Any help is also appreciated.
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Old 15-04-2019, 16:10   #2
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I am in no rush, I don't have the money yet. I am just looking to see whats available. I figure 30-35ft sailboat preferably, but can go cruiser. Don't give a damn about location, as long as its in a established marina, and in or near a city that has good healthcare.

Whats out there?

Using this to get ideas on what I am looking at spending and so forth. Any help is also appreciated.
We have some friends who are putting up their 42í KadyKrogen trawler. Itís a rare twin engine model. I know the owner to be meticulous, but they got a bad paint job; weird color, not well done. They are asking substantially under market price as they made a hard left turn in life style decisions. $180k I believe. Very comfortable live aboard, well equipped.
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Old 15-04-2019, 17:33   #3
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Whats out there?

Using this to get ideas on what I am looking at spending and so forth. Any help is also appreciated.
Lots for a neatly kept person and boat.
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Old 15-04-2019, 17:50   #4
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Re: Looking around for a live aboard...no rush

It's all about the budget. $5k or $500k will get you wildy different recommendations and most of them useless if we don't know.
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Re: Looking around for a live aboard...no rush

Might help to know where the heck the OP is.

I mean Australia has excellent health care. But Iím guessing thatís a bit too far away.
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I figure 30-35ft sailboat preferably, but can go cruiser.

What does the word "cruiser" mean to you in this context?

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Old 16-04-2019, 09:56   #7
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Re: Looking around for a live aboard...no rush

We currently live six months a year in Olympia Washington. We have a 1993 Morgan 381, aka Morgan Catalina 38 cc. It is an ideal liveaboard vessel. 2 heads 34 gallons of holding tank. 74 gallons potable water, an island bed in the main cabin plus a large comfortable V berth. We had the cockpit completely enclosed and can sail with the enclosure completely shut. There were not many made, but keep an eye out.
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Old 16-04-2019, 12:22   #8
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check out florida sailboats by owner for sale, many choices, many prices
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Old 16-04-2019, 13:08   #9
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I live and cruise on a 1979, 32' islander sailboat, totally refurbished. Fl. Antique boat registered.

Im 73 and am going to switch to a trailerable houseboat so i am selling my baby. Price is 25,000.

It is turnkey, new engine and drivetrain, batteries in Nov. pm me for details and brokers contact.

I have spent the winter in an affordable, fantastic, liveaboard friendly marina. I am presently gunkholing between Marko island, Naples and ft. Myers so a reply may be delayed due to internet access.
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Old 16-04-2019, 13:27   #10
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Hi There

The cheapest and most comfortable option for a permanent live aboard is a Fero Cement yacht. Cheap to buy for the size... can survive without much maintenance.. and if its still floating now is is most likely of reasonable condition .
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Old 16-04-2019, 16:58   #11
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Big city access=big marina prices. PNW is rainy and cold and can blow like hell. Hard to find live aboard places in California. Believe it or not... life is much cheaper in Mexico and weather is good. Health care is very good. Florida is expensive on the east coast side and muggy after April.

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What does the word "cruiser" mean to you in this context?

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I guess a boat with engines, like the boats discussed at the trawlerforum partner site.?!
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I live and cruise on a 1979, 32' islander sailboat, totally refurbished. Fl. Antique boat registered.

Im 73 and am going to switch to a trailerable houseboat so i am selling my baby. Price is 25,000.

It is turnkey, new engine and drivetrain, batteries in Nov. pm me for details and brokers contact.

I have spent the winter in an affordable, fantastic, liveaboard friendly marina. I am presently gunkholing between Marko island, Naples and ft. Myers so a reply may be delayed due to internet access.

What is the name of the marina, please?
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Re: Looking around for a live aboard...no rush

I couldnt resist asking what type of liveaboard you hope to be? marina based type or total independant type living on your hook even in places without chandlers etc? it us important to make the difference. I ofcourse am second type since 2005, dont regret it, not always easy, but ih sooo rewarding!
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Re: Looking around for a live aboard...no rush

Cowboy,

TOO VAGUE

If you want us to put time into helping, which we are happy to do, you need to do your part.

30-35'

Anywhere in the world.

Near healthcare.

Help a brother out :-)

Rough budget 1000-50000, 50000-100000 and so on. You want ideas on what you may be spending? Well it starts about 10K and in that size range tops out around 250K.

General location given your citizenship and other logistical constraints.

Your goals? I want to live in a marina and not move. I want to sail around the world.

Etc, etc, etc.

Folks here are ready to help however doing your part makes the task that much more enjoyable.
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