Hi all - hubby and I are retiring next year (both in our 40s, no kids!). We want to travel the world...and recently realized cruising might be a real option for us. We both love fishing
in warm waters and live way beyond our means so not tied to 'stuff' and can easily pack up and go. We are power
boaters but never thought I can hande living in one due to sea sickness
(but recently figured out a way to overcome it). So...aside from making sure I can physically handle being in an enclosed cabin
, we also plan to take steps in ensuring we really want to do it (liveaboard cat sailing course followed by a few bareback charters). However, we are sure there is so much to learn and consider....
what lessons have you learned that you can share?
Initial questions....how much to spend on a boat
(% of net worth?)? Should you finance or pay cash? Do you return to family
/ home or have them flyto you? Catamaran
expenses were quoted ar 10% on this board....is that for used or new? How long should your trips be or how many trips should you have before knowing its the lifestyle you want? What books
, resources did you find helpful along the way?