I think the idea of us living aboard is gaining more traction. I've owned a boat (for better or worse) for the last 8 years, and we experimented with living aboard back in Hawaii for a few months. So I know we CAN live aboard, I also know that I WANT to live aboard; and I can see what many of you are saying that, if done correctly, it is possible live aboard without negatively impacting my retirement plans. I will have to look at investing a little more aggressively, but it certainly seems workable. In fact, degreeoff, your idea of sticking with the current boat and buying to rent isn't a bad idea.
As for the boat itself; the idea for buying new came after a dealer made an offer on our boat as a trade-in that is hard to refuse. I could basically be in a 2010 boat for what the 2004s of the same model are being offered on yacht world. I currently have a Catalina 36 so whether we go the trade in route or not, I guess we could be doing a lot worse in terms of layout.
Last edited by creedence623; 05-14-2010 at 09:26 AM.