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Old 02-03-2011, 15:09   #1
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I am looking for a sailboat to buy and liveaboard in the gulf coast area. Would greatly appreciate any advice and info on buying and living in a gulf marina anyone has to offer. I worked offshore in the gulf on various boats and have always wanted to return there to start my voyage in a new lifestyle. thanks
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Old 02-03-2011, 17:41   #2
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Old 02-03-2011, 19:25   #3
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Re: newbie looking to buy...

Would like to help but really need more information to answer the question. First, how much do you want to spend? I saw a really nice 90' motor yacht for $2.5 million that would make a dandy liveaboard.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are a few members on this forum looking for under 30' for $10,000 or less.

Then might help to know how many people will be on board, just you or a wife and three kids?

What about your boating plans, do you mainly plan to live on board at the marina or take off across the ocean some day?

I used to sell boats so hopefully could offer some advise with a little guidance from you.

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Welcome to the forum! I recommend Clear Lake Texas area, it has tons of boats, good protection from the hurricaine season, and a great marine community.
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PS
Waterford Harbor Marina and Seabrook Shipyard Marina are good livaboard marinas.
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Internet's a good place to start looking!!! But if you know where you want to be based, it's always worth taking a trip, visiting marinas and club bars, and seeing what the grapevine yields!!

Welcome aboard... good luck with your hunt!
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