We’ve been part time liveaboards for a couple of years, through some cold winters. And now we are spending much more time aboard cruising. And we have two boats in different places so it gets complicated. But our big boat
is our principal “home.”
And I came to see that some time last year, at some point it becomes your “home” more than a “boat”. At least for us. Sure we move around a lot, did 5,000 miles last year, it it is still our home. And we want it to be comfortable and our place of refuge. When it’s raging out we want to curl up and listen to the rain beat on the coach roof. And we don’t want to need to do an anchor
watch if it’s gonna blow 30knots, we want to sleep. And I want a nice meal once in a while.
Because it’s a 24/7 thing the boat
has to be something that exists for us, to take us where we want to go and allow us to enjoy our time when we get there. It needs to be sturdy because I’m human and sometimes do stupid things.
I’m not worried about resale value, we are not selling. I’m not racing
, and the Wife doesn’t like to get pounded around so she needs to be more comfortable than fast. And we are pretty much recluses so no need for 6 bunks, one nice comfy bed
But most of all she needs to be HOME.