Hello, first time posting
and new forum member
. There's lots of great info on this board, thanks to the posters for sharing thier knowledge and opinions.
(myself, wife, 1 year old, and 2 1/2 year old) are moving to Everett/Seattle area from Louisiana the first part of April. We have lived in WA before, are glad to be returning, and this time are seriously considering moving to a liveaboard monohull
sailboat. Do any of the local folks have any advice on resources to find local liveaboards/slips? Normally we would go the old fashioned route
and go marina-to-marina, but flying back and forth could get expensive. We found the website for 48 North and the brokerage listings on there, which is pretty helpful for brokerage listings. The Everett marina shows a long waiting list online for slips for the size we would need, does anyone know if the slips are transferrable? Should we go ahead and put ourselves on the waiting list? Are there many boats at the marina that are for sale
and are not listed with a brokerage? I understand that Everett allows liveaboards but charges a little extra and requires a seperate application? Do they have a max percentage of liveaboards for the marina?
Also, if anyone knows of a boat around 35 ft long up to 51 ft long max in the local PNW area fitting this description, I'd be very interested!!:
Must haves- 100k or cheaper, fairly turn-key except for cosmetics okay, 2 cabins, shower
, all lines led aft. Older okay. Design should be good for cruising, but doesn't have to be fully ready for cruising right now.
Really nice to haves- larger fridge, watermaker
, platform stern, deeper keel/draft, enclosed pilot house(almost a must-have), updated/newer interior
Fancy extras to seal the deal- washer-dryer, tub (hahaha).
Thanks for any information!
Frank & Jody