We started cruising at ages 33 and 38 on a Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31. I bought my first boat at 25 (a catalina 22). We've been cruising full time for 7 years from Alaska down to South America.
Most of the people our age or younger have only cruised for 1 or 2 years and returned back to work or start a family. I wish there were more diversity in age of the sailors out here, but we enjoy the adventure anyway.
Along the way we have written cruising guides for Central America
, one for the Pacific Coast of Colombia and guides from other sailors.
We spent 10 years planning for our cruising adventure and saved every penny possible, never bought a new car, bought and sold a fixer house, and saved saved saved while our friends bought bigger houses, new cars and ate out a lot. It was at times depressing and difficult, but it has been worth it. It is definitely a struggle at times and you might be the only one in your age generation around, but it's part of the adventure.
Best of luck!!
Eric & Sherrell
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