This is a new goal of mine, due to a suggestion from a friend. The extent of my boating
experience is a few snorkel cruises in the Caribbean
. I have always wanted to end up living down there but never considered the idea of it being on a boat. After looking at yachts, I can see myself cruising and living on one. I am reading, joined this Forum and trying to learn as much about it as I can.
Questions I have... Is this something a person only does temporarily? I am single
, 42, doing pretty well because of my job and have no idea of how much to budget
for living on a boat. I like the idea of being where I love - the scenery, weather
and gorgeous water
- but don't know if this idea is a realistic one. I would think at some point, I will be too old to live on a boat, but if the boat is no longer worth $$ by then, I would be a senior citizen and have to start from nothing, right?
Is it only the wealthy that can go cruising permanently?