Ok, let me introduce myself considering this is my first post. I'm in my mid 20's, an engineer, and it's starting to look like i'm going to stay a bachelor. Work has been... slow... so I've been doing a lot of day dreaming. Plan on buying my dream car this spring. (a Porsche 911 that I plan to drive year round... I'm a bit off)
Anyway, the point of my post, one of these days I plan on retiring to a boat and becoming a liveaboard. If all goes well, 20 years from now this will happen. (once I slow down...) I'm curious as to what it actually costs to live on a boat. Ideally I'd like to buy something that is somewhat blue water capable. I'd love to say pop over to the Mediterranean, down to the Caribbean, just sorta stick to the whole today i'm going thataway type deal. I know costs vary on size and everything so figured that might be important.
So basically, what are people seeing for say slip cost?
incidentals related to keeping the boat running?
Living costs compared to an apartment? about the same? more? less?
Fuel? Traveling I know i'll use some... but being a sail boat how bad can it be?
Anything I'm leaving out?