Last year I acquired a 1999 Hunter
450 and I've been working on fixing the boat
up over the past year. It's in pretty good shape at this point. I got it from my dad, who (mercifully) left it with a brand new Yanmar diesel engine
and a new autopilot
system, among other things, and I've put a lot into it myself upgrading the comfort-type stuff, aesthetics, etc. My goal last year was to get the boat
into condition to sell, and in the process decide whether or not to make boating
a part of my life.
I have decided to continue down the boating
path. Completely unrelated to that, though, and before the boat came into my life, I was planning to move to Stockholm for a few years, and I haven't changed my mind on that. I'm looking into options for what to do with the boat. I found a place called Halcyon that told me they could have it delivered to Sthlm for ca. $11k, which doesn't include airfare for the crew, dockage, fuel
, etc. but does include provisions and most other stuff. It would probably cost (I'm guessing) $15-17k all told. That's the best price
I've been able to find.
I'm curious about two things:
1. is it even feasible to live aboard
, particularly with an American boat?
2. if needed, could I sell it there (assuming I don't need to get top dollar or anything)?
Both of those questions also seem to lead to a higher level question, which is:
1+2=3. Should I just sell the Hunter
here in the US and buy/rent a different boat in Sweden
? What are the factors I should consider when making this decision?