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That Oyster video is incredible...man, I wish I had a spare few million Euro. Hey, if the crisis keeps going, maybe that'll come down to $1M USD
If you do end up getting your wish, you can sell me your Beneteau
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That Oyster video is incredible...man, I wish I had a spare few million Euro. Hey, if the crisis keeps going, maybe that'll come down to $1M USD
The guys at Oyster are really lovely, just as lovely as the yachts they build.
They are based in the UK and when I asked if I could visit, I told them straight that a new oyster is many years away but they treated me as if I were ready to sign the papers that day!

Spent some time with me to look around a couple of different boats, new and few years old, I have their current brochure sitting on my desk as a daily reminder!

What an absolute pleasure to meet the staff there, the chap I spoke to enquired about my potential timeframe and told me that they have had customers with 10 year timelines that have visited and eventually commissioned a new Oyster and many customers that upgrade to a newer and/or bigger Oyster.

Definitely my 'someday' boat
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Re: Couples living aboard how goes the relationship

bljones - well said.
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Re: Couples living aboard how goes the relationship

My wife and I have lived aboard with our dog Shamus since October 2010. We have a very close relationship and actually still miss each other daily after 16 years of marriage. We were fully matured independent adults when we met which I think allowed us to establish such a close relationship. We do not seek out our own space on our 40ft. boat. Instead we stay within arms reach of each other at most times. We share in the maintenance and cleaning of the boat. We both have our strengths and we accept that.

We do many activities off the boat too. Mountain biking, skiing, hiking, scuba diving, etc.

Our secret is love and respect. We are best friends and have eliminated the words never and always from our vocabulary. We can be brutally honest with each other any time we need to be.

Living aboard can be very difficult for some couples. Coastal cruising for at least 2 weeks will help you decide if you can do this.

Making sure you both agree up front on what features the boat should have and why. We thought we wanted a queen center berth but that invariably meant CC which neither of us wanted. Our pullman is quite adequate and there is even room for Shamus at our feet. I am 6'0" and my wife is 5'10".

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Re: Couples living aboard how goes the relationship

My 38 foot Catalina has a queen sized bed in the aft cabin which is very comfortable. Also, the cabin height is 6' 7" which is important for a person of your size.
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My 38 foot Catalina has a queen sized bed in the aft cabin which is very comfortable. Also, the cabin height is 6' 7" which is important for a person of your size.
The Catalina looks like a lovely boat for sure BUT... the height above the bed in the aft cabin means that the aft cabin isn't going to be much good for a couple to get up to anything other than sleeping...




















...Sitting up in bed reading for example

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The Oyster looks like a beautifull boat, they seem to be much more available in europe and quite expensive in comparison. If I happen to win the lotto I'll have to put it at the top of my list.
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Re: Couples living aboard how goes the relationship

The aft cabin on the Catalina looks something like the MRI I had to be removed from after realizing I had become claustrophobic at some point. That being said its good to know a smaller boat could still have a large enough berth for our needs. Checking it out in person should give me a better idea. Boat show here we come.
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Re: Couples living aboard how goes the relationship

The other boat to consider could be the Pearson 37 (condo boat).

That to is one of my favourites, it doesn't have an aft cabin, but does have a centerline island bed instead of a V-berth.

and at 37ft it's not huge either!
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Re: Couples living aboard how goes the relationship

And not one person even mentioned a 40' catamaran?
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