Re: $ Cruising ??
costs ... it all depends on your choices ..... I'm the do it yourselfer most of the time .... and I rarely do the marina thing ..... am confident with my skills so unless I have to put it up on the hard don't carry insurance .... Yes you can be a Mc Scrooge and do it well for about 1K per month but you have make the right choices .....
The same boat making the yachtsman's lifestyle choices instead of a seaman's lifestyle will cost 3 to 4 times as much.