After hours and hours of planning, my brother and I have finally decided on making our dream of sailing the Caribbean
We are two regular guys from Norway
with a passion for sailing, adventures and the freedom that comes with sailing. We have both decided to take at least a year off from work
, put our apartments up for rent and make our dream come true. All this is set to start in July/August next year, so we still have some time for preparations. We also plan to document our trip and post videos on youtube as we go :-)
At this point we have more or less decided to get a head
start on our time in the Caribbean
by buying a boat
in the US, and make the boat seaworthy
over there. And for a while now we have been following all the known boat
classifieds like Yachtworld.com, Sailboatlisting and so on..
But as we are two relatively young guys with a limited budget
, we soon realized that we were a few $ short on most of the boats for sale
on these sites.
Anyway, let me give you an idea of what kind of boat we are looking for.
for the boat is +/- 20.000 US $
-38-45 feet (need the space because we will have crew (friends) over from time to time).
with a long keel
. (we are both experienced steel
workers so its easier for us to do repairs
than with for example fiberglass).
-Preferably a boat with a pilothouse, however not a must.
-Preferably a sloop-cutter.
-Boat should be located on the East Coast
. as far south as possible.
Due to our limited budget, we realize that the boat we find probably will need a fair amount of work
done, for it to be ready for sailing.
In addition to all this we also need to find a nice DIY
boatyard where we can live in the boat while working on it.
We hope that by asking you for help we could get some directions in our quest for finding the right boat. Where should we look, and what to look out for when buying
in the US? We both want to have insurance
and all the proper documents for the boat in place, so that we dont run into any problems when entering foreign ports
etc.. We are thankful for all the information you provide, and thank you in advance.
Best regards Morten