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Old 26-01-2022, 02:08   #1
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Buying a yacht

Greenhorn here.Did lots of windsurfing years ago but would like to buy a yacht liveaboard.live in a motorhome so tiny living ok.How do i start? Potentially 100k around about for a rig......
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Good morning, Brink.

The forum is world wide. All we know about you or can guess is that you posted at 4:08 AM my time. Could you tell us more about you and your goals, starting with location? Advice might differ depending on whether you live in a port versus the middle of a desert.
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Old 26-01-2022, 19:03   #5
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Thanks all im in NZ hence time difference! Interested in a live aboard.love to one day sail the pacific. Can buy a good liveaboard but where to start.?
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Thanks all im in NZ hence time difference! Interested in a live aboard.love to one day sail the pacific. Can buy a good liveaboard but where to start.?
Do you know how to sail? If not that is where I would start you may realize you don't like this at all (hopefully not but good to know before buying a sailboat).
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Do you know how to sail? If not that is where I would start you may realize you don't like this at all (hopefully not but good to know before buying a sailboat).

As he mentioned windsurfing, I think you have your answer.
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Thanks all im in NZ hence time difference! Interested in a live aboard.love to one day sail the pacific. Can buy a good liveaboard but where to start.?
You should start with some sailing lessons. I don't know that I'd immediately jump to a liveaboard (unless you have to). As you've done some windsurfing, you know you can have a lot of fun and learn a lot on a smaller vessel before leaping into the bigger expense of your ultimate liveaboard.

Think of it more as a journey than a destination, with bigger boats that can go further being significantly more $$$ and less fun than smaller ones.
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I did a lot of sailing as a teenager and a surfer of many years. No stranger to the ocean. I decided it would be very worthwhile to take formal training, so recently completed ASA 101/103/104 which gave me more understanding of sailboats and sailing to make a more informed decision on purchase.
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I did a lot of sailing as a teenager and a surfer of many years. No stranger to the ocean. I decided it would be very worthwhile to take formal training, so recently completed ASA 101/103/104 which gave me more understanding of sailboats and sailing to make a more informed decision on purchase.
Good start but buying any boat entails knowing the construction quality, material and equipment installation and maintenance, electrical systems, water and sewage systems, rigging inspection and maintenance, etc… using one is monumentally different than using it safely.

As a novice, you ‘don’t know what you don’t know’ and the only cure for that is time spent learning. Buying the wrong boat is an expensive learning experience.
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Greenhorn here.Did lots of windsurfing years ago but would like to buy a yacht liveaboard.live in a motorhome so tiny living ok.How do i start? Potentially 100k around about for a rig......
I would agree with the suggestion to take a sailing course. It will cost about 1 % of your budget.
The real questions are, where would you like to live aboard your boat.
Why? Do you want to sail of into the sunset? Or do you want to live where you currently live, just on the water.
In which case you will also need to find a place to keep it.

Where to start learn a bit about sailing and boats.
Find somewhere you can afford to keep your boat.

Then there are lots of choices 100k should include some nice boats. Probably a bit older. Don’t spend all your budget on boat most will need some work. After you by it.

Look at lots of boats. You can start on Internet. Get an idea what kind of boat you want.
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Greenhorn here.Did lots of windsurfing years ago but would like to buy a yacht liveaboard.live in a motorhome so tiny living ok.How do i start? Potentially 100k around about for a rig......
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WRONG question
if you are looking for a Yacht!!!
they will charge you more!!! lots more.
better look for a boat.
Just kidding, could not help myself.
good luck on your search
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I would recommend you do the following
1. Decide what is the goal of buying a sailboat.
A floating cheap home, a home and day sailor or a sailing cruiser.
2. Buy the smallest / cheapest fixed upper boat that will fit your goal.
Think under 10k.
3. Do not waist time and money making it pretty or fixing things that do not need to be fixed.
4. After 6 months sell it and then you will have a much better idea of what will suit your needs.
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This question gets asked and answered three times a week. Search will give you plenty to read.
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