Originally Posted by Jgbrown
Do good steel boats cost more up front and less to maintain/operate or more all around? How is their resale value?
Good steel boats are expensive and rare. Here are a few examples;
1991 Waterline 44 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
1988 Waterline 50 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
2003 Waterline Yachts Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
I don't think any steel boat will be less expensive to maintain than a comparable fiberglass boat. And except for very few they suffer in resale. Actually the first 2 links show boats that may have been more expensive if built in fiberglass - and they were very expensive new.
I think there are a few small marinas in the Fraser River for liveaboard, but it would be a commute.