More info, per Sidney and others:
What does the $2000/month have to do with buying the boat ?
- My current job affords for a $2000/month housing allowance that I can use towards the boat, or towards someone elses apartment/house as rent like I do now. Thought being that $24000 per year, minus slip and maintenance costs is a nice deal for having someone else "pay" for the boat.
Are you going to want to sail the boat to the USA in the future?
. I'd expect to take it to the Med at some point, or sell prior to that.
Are you going to live on it in Asia?
- Yes. There is a decent local marina here.
Do you want someone to tell you if the SAILBOAT you are looking at is a good one to buy?
- No, not yet. I'll definitely hire an inspector when that time comes, but more so looking for thoughts on the idea. Just to be clear, the timing has nothing to do with a specific boat in question. I have not found a specific boat yet. The timing is more so tied to the $2000/month, as I do not expect to stay in this job forever.
Time on boats?
- I have spent a modest amount of time on similar sized sailboats as well as some fishing boats. A lot? No.