My partner and I are planning retiring in 5 years. We are starting our sailing lessons
this fall, and hope to be buying
by next summer so we can get lots of practice as we learn.
We are most intrigued by the idea of hiring out for charters a few months every year to refill it kitty and to meet people. She's a certified scuba
instructor and would love to take small groups (2-4) on dives around the Bahamas
or along the Gulf coast
. I don't scuba
, but would enjoy being the captain
for a small group - not a bad cook if I do say so myself!
If we did this a few months every year, we'd make enough to supplement our retirement income
. Is this a feasible idea in your experiences? Ultimately, we'd like to cruise
around the world once we have enough experience to do so safely. We're thinking of a sailboat in the 41' range that would handle well at sea and with coastal sailing.