Originally Posted by Bene505
Why not that option? Retired means more time than money, right? And you can set it up the way you like it.
Plus it's fun to work on the boat and make upgrades and plans. And there are more boats in that category for a good price.
Problem with this is as most people get older they are doing less manual things like carpentry, electrical refits, hauling heavy loads, you name it... they want a boat they can jump in, start an engine and motor out and in... if a sailboat same as a powerboat... simplicity seems the theme of the day... there are many who will take up the reins after retirement and do this work but just as owning a land based home the heaviest work they might do is gardening, small crafts, and the occasional moving the patio chair around for friendly chatting with other retired friends...