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Old 21-08-2019, 07:28   #211
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Rio Dulce Guatemala. Lots of foreign boats there. Avg marina cost around $200 or can anchor out for free as long as you like.. Some minor crime, mostly dinghy theft ( for outboard). but just need to take precautions.
Three haulout facilities to choose from and can store your boat on the hard if you want.
Life in general, inexpensive compared to U.S, Bahamas or Belize.
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Well, I am not a native English speaker, so some fine nuances may not be noticed...

For me a tourist or guest crew is someone who charters a berth, be it on a charter boat or cruise ship of ferry.

Hobbie saylors charter often a boat and sail it themselves or own dock queens.

A recreational sailor is a weekender, for fishing or playing on the water either renting gear or towing it to a slip or having a bearth at the marina.

A cruiser is someone who uses a boat to get to and explore distant places, the boat is a mean of transportation, the goal are the destinations. He can live aboard most of the time, but his goal is not a flat on the water.

A liveaboard is somebody who cut all land lines and has no other home than the boat, he can live stationary on a pontoon house tied to a dock or stay in marinas, at anchor or even cruise. The goal is to live on a boat and have no land home, for whatever reason, not to use the boat to go somewhere. Its like mobile home living on the water. You have a water bed somehow...

The lifestyles are floating, but usually you feel attracted to one of the categories.

Oh, and there are the professional sailors, that do it for money...
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Old 25-08-2019, 11:30   #218
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Of course a liveaboard may be wealthy, have other homes around the world.

To the extent they actually live aboard their boat for longer than just a couple weeks at a time, they're liveaboards in my book.
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Of course a liveaboard may be wealthy, have other homes around the world.

To the extent they actually live aboard their boat for longer than just a couple weeks at a time, they're liveaboards in my book.
Wealth is not category for sorting in my list, every one in the categories can be either wealthy or on a very tight budget and anything in between .

There are luxurious and expensive houses built on floating pontoons that qualify for liveaboard, same on land as exquisite mobile homes.

Liveaboard means for me having his home on board full time as the center of life. It does not mean, you cannot leave the boat for a land vacation or tour. Your boat is your home.
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My point is, it is very common for wealthy people to have several homes and rotate between them according to the seasons, or by whim.

Less well-off liveaboards do not have as many options in that regard.
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My point is, it is very common for wealthy people to have several homes and rotate between them according to the seasons, or by whim.

Less well-off liveaboards do not have as many options in that regard.
Yes, but they are not liveaboard, their crew often is, they are just visitors...
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Old 26-08-2019, 14:20   #222
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If someone actually lives on their boat a couple/few months at a time, IMO they've earned the label.

Does not need to be all year round was my main point.
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If someone actually lives on their boat a couple/few months at a time, IMO they've earned the label.

Does not need to be all year round was my main point.

Yes, I agree. My wife would never leave land unless there was a place to come home to when she gets real old.
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If someone actually lives on their boat a couple/few months at a time, IMO they've earned the label.

Does not need to be all year round was my main point.
Not to stir the pot but I disagree a little. Having done both (not part time liveaboard but in a VW bus for a year or travelling many months at a time on motorbike) is quite a different exterience in terms of freedom and security when you know you have a place on land to go. As opposed to now living full time onboard. The letting go feeling, of excess, of stability, of expectations... Wherever I park our boat is home. And that feels just a little different than having another more permanent home elsewhere. And better. For me, at least.
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Re: Is liveaboard lifestyle a dying lifestyle

Obviously people with a shore residence plus a liveaboard boat have a greater "feeling" of security, but that does not detract from the liveaboard experience.

It may even enhance it for a couple of reasons.

Not having all your eggs in one basket allows you the freedom to do more adventurous cruises as you have a back up plan if the boat was severely damaged or lost.

Living at your shore residence allows for major works to be done on board when prepping for that adventure AND when you return from shore living and cast off......
....well.....you just appreciate it that little bit more.
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