Hello my liveaboard
This post represents another tick off of my long laundry
list of things to do before I become a full-time liveaboard
(about 4 years)(I'm waiting for my last kid to leave the nest). I'll offer up a different angle on boat
selection, given that I've been looking at all the blue-water boats for the last 5 years.
I want to say I have personal favorites, but that gets to my question:
A. A fixer-upper that's used, Westsail/ Tayana, Allejuela, relatively cheap
, to conserve and maintain liquid assets. *cause these days, you can get into a boat
, but you're never getting back out of one...
B. Screw it, I'm buying
new: construction not as solid as the old guard, still have to shake it down, (Better?) and prepare to get soaked.
tag is $150,000, for (whatever), with a general passive income
of $50,000. Meaning that once it's paid off, I'm living just fine... or I can continue to make payments on my diamond.
*personal note: the middle part of my life has been atrociously hard, and emotionally defeating, liveaboard is (if you play chess) my end-game... this is where I win. I'm wondering if a newer boat will feel more like a "win," or if they are just a fool's errand.
Follow up question: If my boat is paid off, do Marina's still require Insurance
NICE TO MEET YOU ALL!! I hope to make great connections, because you folks will become my family