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Old 21-07-2011, 13:30   #1
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Ultimate Liveaboard

We see the "best liveaboard boat" question a lot. I can understand the why of asking. But I think in general we are shooting too low in our choices.

For the best liveaboard we should be thinking along the lines of this!

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...g_id=76161&url=
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Old 21-07-2011, 13:32   #2
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LOL! But all that "stuff" that you need to have, to impress the neighbors with your wealth, is exactly what we moved aboard to avoid!
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Old 21-07-2011, 13:37   #3
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re: Ultimate Live Aboard

Of course, the downside is that it will never leave the Atlanta suburbs and it costs twice that of a lake side cabin and does no more. Your Hunter 41 has it beat in most every catagory except number of guests aboard!
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LOL! But all that "stuff" that you need to have, to impress the neighbors with your wealth, is exactly what we moved aboard to avoid!
Exactly!

Boats like that are built by people by landlubbers trying to impress people and hopefully make them a little jealous. After all that's what drives the economy in the western world. At a secluded anchorage with no friends to impress I can please myself.

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Old 21-07-2011, 18:47   #5
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re: Ultimate Live Aboard

Actually I think you overlooked that there must be something bad wrong about this boat!

Here some clues. The boat is selling for only $700k. It is only 4 years old. It is 112 feet in length. Me thinks it is a house that just happens to float.
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Old 21-07-2011, 18:50   #6
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i would prefer a formosa 51, thankyou.
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the ultimate liveaboard is the boat that takes you out there, safely and in a bit of comfort, and doesn't line the pockets of the waterfront landsharks...
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After a year and half living on my bristol, I have determined most mono-hull and catamarans people are getting are not ideal for cruising. I am getting some ideas:

1. Submarine. I could go on and on about the advantages, but I'll leave it at that.

2. Outrigger canoe with crab claw rig. Yes, cheap, simple effective, capable of achieving 15 knots in trades (huge sail area for the weight) and ideal for island hopping because you pull the whole thing up on land. This way you can safely cruise polynesia during storm season.

3. Free boat. As long as it's free, it's hard to beat. Worst case you abandon ship with no losses! Just make sure you have a good dingy with sail rig.
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Old 22-07-2011, 04:45   #9
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A free 200' airship ...
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Re: Ultimate Liveaboard

Ive been looking at a Sundeer 60ft and the Bavira 45 which is new and the
Sundeer is 1988.
Anyone do some sailing on these two boats?
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I wonder how much it cost to keep this puppy cool in the summer???? Does maid service come with the purchase price for at least 1 year?
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Exactly!

Boats like that are built by people by landlubbers trying to impress people and hopefully make them a little jealous. After all that's what drives the economy in the western world. At a secluded anchorage with no friends to impress I can please myself.

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I wonder what the dry dock fees would be? A dry dock will be needed, sooner or later. Or does it have lifting hooks?
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Nice interior but it is way too much for me. I like to keep things simple. I'd rather have a 30' boat with necessities, like good sails.
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After seeing my parents in "retirement" homes, I have always said that MY retirement home will be a big a$$ houseboat with a live-in 24 year old private duty nurse.

I think this boat would fill the bill.

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