The idea here is to share our beginning into sailing and living aboard
So a few things to know, we are new to sailing and to the idea of living aboard
. We area family
of four Americans and live in Dubai,UAE, which is pretty cool.
So far we have being looking at the very limited catamarans here. Which is a 2013 Leopard
48?, 2013 Lagoon 380
and 2007 Lagoon 440
. We have been looking on line at Bali and others. I use USAA for banking. I applied for a loan but they do not like live aboard and will not loan without having previous history
with a 350k loan. credit history
is good but my largest loan has been 120k. It would also require survey
and be registered with the U.S Coast Guard. Both are good things but also something to over come.
Fun fact: I bought my house and also own a separate 8 acres. But when I tried to buy a smaller cheaper home the joins our 8 acres, I was turned down. I was told I could only receive a loan for More than my current
home! So can not get 75k but I can get one for 200k! WHAT!? And now I cant get 350k even with a job that pays 2 times what I had, Go figure.