Originally Posted by jpcraw
How much money can you expect to make if you did yacht/sailboat delivery full time?
I am looking to make the transition into full time cruiser but would like to get some more experience before taking off on my own. With a full time job it is hard to find time for ocean passages, but at the same time hard to walk away from the money...that is needed to finance the dream.
Any advice would be helpful.
here I go making anti-dogmatic statements again. Dont worry about the experience. If you can get a two week vacation
you can fly to San Diego
and get a crew spot an a Baja
Ha Ha boat
. With any luck you'll get to go on some "first timer" boat where you'll realize you know more than the skipper
does. If you are that lucky just bite your tongue and do what you are told and accept that you likely know more than you think you do.
If you want to go cruising worry about the date then the finances then the boat. The only thing you really need is a date. If you spreadsheet out the budget
and focus on nothing else you will be in good shape when you reach that date. If you like to restore old cars and rather enjoy any other expensive time consuming hobby then dont worry about cruising. Of course if you are very wealthy I suppose you could do many things and buy your way into cruising (nothing at all wrong with that).
If you dont know if you will like it take some skippered charter
Anyway there are lots of folks worrying about their inexperience stuck on the dock
and plenty of folks who know absolutely less than them out cruising and having the time of their lives.