Thank you for your service, your dedication, and your hard work. Congrats on the open posting in paradise!! I'm mostly a clueless newb, but liveabord in St. Croix is hubby and my dream/goal, so I'd say do all the research, run all the numbers, then do everything in your power to make it feasible!! And enjoy life! You've earned it!!
I would like to solicit input on living aboard (38 Foot) boat in St. Thomas. I work for the government and have the opportunity to get a paid move down. This will be my last assignment, retirement in the next few years. Is living aboard a real option? I will have an issued vehicle, so ground transportation will not be an issue. My wife will join me in a year or so. Can you anchor or get a long-term mooring? I think the marina / dockfees would be astronomical. I am open to renting a place if I knew my boat was in a good spot. Suggestions on close hurricane holes for approaching weather. Iím new to this forum so excuse my ignorance. Yes I did a search on this type of thread before I posted, most of the posts are dated. Thank you in advance for you time and input.
You may be surprised that marina prices at the condo's like Sapphire Beach in Red Hook are not as expensive as you might think. Especially when you make the effort to contact any absentee owner who has a dock that sits empty when he's not there. Make friends with the dock masters at as many as you like and he can put you onto the right connection. (a little cash incentive goes a long way) Latitude 18 is another deal with moorings and dockage but the ferry traffic out of Red Hook can be a pain.
All the best,