Again, we don't know the make/model which can vary the costs wildly.
But anyway, an approximately 60 ft sailing ketch
, FRG with about a 6 ft draft
could be a Gulfstar
or a half dozen other boats.
In any case, 60 ft of vessel means it probably has a lot of "stuff" in it including a large hp diesel engine
and probably a genset. Ketch rig means a whole additional sail and standing rigging
and running rigging
. Twice the amount of stuff to maintain than a simple sloop
30 years old means the "grace period" when things generally will work
for 5 or more years is long gone. So major systems will need repairs
or replacement possibly including standing rigging. The age also brings up the probability of hull blisters
- providing there aren't any collision
or other damage to the hull
, propeller(s), shaft(s), and associated struts and bearings are probably worn if they have not been replaced in the last few years.
Since the sailboat you describe could be similar to my boat which is only less than 10 years older - here is an idea of expenses keeping the boat running and doing periodic "re-fits" for the last decade.
2002 - in refit
2003 - shakedown cruising coastal - $21,000.00
2004 - cruising - $9800.00
2005 - cruising and new sails
2006 - cruising - $6,000.00
2007 - cruising and haul out
2008 - cruising - $9,000.00
2009 - cruising - $8,000.00
2010 - cruising - $8,000.00
2011 - cruising and haul out for paint
and repairs - $12,000.00
So you can see the bigger and older the boat the bigger the bills. The above figures include marinas
when cruising), fuel
, repair parts
, and haul-outs. The figures do NOT include personal food
, and personal expenses - only the costs of keeping the boat operating. Of course you can opt to not repair/replace broken stuff and save money
in one year to only double or triple the cost in the next year.