I've decided to get caught up with my posts of our monthly costs.
April was our 20th month of cruising full-time on our Bristol 29.9.
So this month we spent $1,695.96 – if you don’t count the water
maker that we bought. In reality this month we spent $8,060.83. Ooof.
Fortunately this is the last upgrade for the boat
. The only other possible thing we could ever even remotely desire is radar
, and we are very unlikely to get that. Barring some unforeseen catastrophe, we shouldn’t come close to a monthly number like this again until we swallow the anchor
some day. From now on boat
costs will consist primarily of maintenance
, repair, or replace. Looking at our available funds (and with no real desire to go back to work), I can say without hesitation that’s a very good thing.
April saw us spending the month on a mooring
in Vero Beach while we waited for the weather
to get a bit warmer further north.
Here we go:
Groceries/Non-food Groceries/Alcohol: $622.12
Denatured alcohol: $7.06 (we had some West Marine
rewards certificates that offset the cost this time)
Cell data, iCloud storage
, and Garmin
inReach subscription: $68.98. This was lower because we received our $50 deposit back from MyIslandWifi when we we returned the hotspot upon arriving in Florida
Marina: $434.10 (Vero Beach mooring
for four weeks)
Annual state registration
for boat and dinghy
Quarterly life insurance
Subscriptions: $49.12 (Netflix, Prime, New York
Miscellaneous boat stuff: $98.46 (replacement USB charger
, replacement portable inverter
, Nature’s Head
, spare filters, and shipping
2020 Monthly average: $3,383.77
2019 monthly average: $3,457.97
2018 monthly average (September – December): $4,465.95
Monthly average since starting to cruise
I hope this is helpful.