Managed a big motoryacht
and lived on it for 5 years. Motoryachts, bar none for that pick up and go. The only caveat being entry price
and the ongoing cost of diesel
. If you're handy and know you're way around bigger diesel
engines, you have a huge advantage and may be able to pick something big and powerful yet comfy.
Other side is sailing, sailing can save you a tidy sum in fuel fees
and you will have that ridiculous range at your disposal.
Sailing has two categories:
Monohull, the call of the true sailor in most extents, if you're serious about sailing, monohull.
, the slightly more relaxed experience as much of the forces are dampened. There's more space and you might end up at higher speeds.
Multihulls have two categories themselves:
Performance, which has less space but will point higher.
Condomaran, more space, will point decently in the hands of a capable sailor.
Out of all my managing experience, plus repairing, refit
and build experiences, I'm aiming for a condomaran, I'm in no hurry, a year is enough time to visit the Caribbean
, get across Panama
, then across to French Polynesia
. My family
will need the comfort of home on their first sea voyage.