Names Jack, 28, I currently live in Charlotte NC, and recently got the bug to change my life and start living aboard
and sailing around. Same as most people it would seem.
I am in a unique position as i see many liveaboards are. I currently have my own business in graphics/programming, and can live on a residual income
for months on end before having to work
with two cats, and have been brought up to be fairly independent, and for the first time in my life, feel real independent.
So the question is, as i've been pondering for the last month, searing every website out there about sailing, what about would fit me and my needs.
, i think ill set at around 100-120k as that is on the lower end that id like to spend, though i could maybe afford the payment on something larger, that down-payment will make me little while longer to get into the water
I keep coming back to Beneteau's and Island packets and nice boats, but I'm not sure if that is just because they are well advertised or not. I see a lot of lvieaboard/cruiser own many different style/brand of boats, all for good reasons im sure.
Was thinking 30 to 40 feet, maybe up to 45 if that is suggested, but i feel a newer, smaller ship would be better and more economical in the long run.
100k-120k used, sailboat
-good enough for one guy to sail single
handed and maneuver, but also fun with crew for longer voyages.
-bimini, full to protect against the elements while sailing or having my morning tea.
-a place to put a computer, small one, with a monitor
bolted onto somewhere. i have seen people do this to their salon
table, might work
-dingy for getting to shore.
-i believe most of the boats i looked at had well equipped nav equipment
as i will need it.
I figure that's the bar basics for myself. Other cool things can be added later.
Thanks for any help anyone can provide to set me in the right direction of my future home on the seas.