I currently own a 31' allmand monohull
. I'm 25 and I have a wife and two kids
, ages 5 and 1 1/2 both boys. My wife says that she isn't opposed to living aboard
someday. My dad tells me if she agrees I'm 90% of the way there. I know if we live aboard, a catamaran
is what we'd like to eventually own.
I know I'm young but I'd like to do it now. We currently rent an apartment and don't pay much. I feel like the responsible thing to do is buy a house wait for it to appreciate then sell it down the road and buy a catamaran
. That may be responsible but its not for me. I'd love to buy the catamaran now. I figure enjoy it now, let the kids
experience it and have it paid off when I near retirement
age. I would love to liveaboard
in the next few years but some of the cats just seem so expensive in comparison to a monohull
. Some of the builds I've looked at have been Geminis, PDQ
36 32, victory 35, royal cape cats and prouts.
I need a push from the catamran community. Tell me if you were in a similar situation. Any advice
would be appreciated. I would really love this lifestyle.
Background info: I'm a firefighter/paramedic with 5 years in Fairfax county VA. I'd love to live in another country aboard but don't know how I'd swing that. I don't mind living aboard
in the Chesapeake bay
area in the meantime.
Thanks for any comments or advice