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Old 14-02-2022, 18:27   #1
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Liveaboard size?

I'm noticing liveaboard size restrictions at marinas. Specifically 35 foot minimum. Is this generally negotiable? I guess what I'm getting at is the more modern 30-34 foot boats are a lot bigger (wide beam with rear cabin and long waterline) than a bunch those traditional 1970's 35 and 35+ footers.

Is the length rule more of a guideline that's generally a bit flexible? I know everywhere will be different but have you heard of exceptions being made with small boats being treated as bigger boats due to big more livable interior?

I don't want a 35+ foot boat for all the obvious reasons + I don't need or want a boat that will cross an ocean. Would just like to have the option to try living aboard in the future while having a cheap, fun, easier to manage, boat now.

Anyway, just curious your thoughts with regards to boats being evaluated on the boat rather than the length of the boat?
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Re: Liveaboard size?

Maybe if you offer to pay 35' rates they could make an exception.
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Re: Liveaboard size?

I've almost always been charged a 35' rate for my 31' boat no matter where I go: it's the slip size they're thinking of. No one has cared what size I lived aboard, I reckon I could have lived on a surfboard as long as I paid the slip fee.
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