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young, rich, ambitious - looking for guidance!

Greetings sailnet community!

I'm a new member and am looking for guidance. Currently I am in the south of france on a world tour. In marseille right now and looking at the harbor - I realized I'd like to have a nice villa, sailboat, motorcycle and bmw convertible for my future summers in the riviera.

I am planning like 2-3 years out. Yet, so many people throw random numbers around thinking its possible to budget for a boat without knowing **** - so rather than being taken down to size - I ask you guys first.

I want to summer in the riviera starting in 2 summers or so - maybe sooner depending how much time I want to straight up globe trot.

Ideally I'd get a nice - like ballin sailboat - between 30-50 ft. I'd like to hone my sailing skills in the Mediterranean - then cross the atlantic - and eventually make my way to french polynesia go island hopping - and eventually selling my baby on the aussie market!

I have some limited sailing experience - sailed sunfish lasers hobies as a kid - trecked around the sea of cortez mexico with a few peers navigating a 3 sailed drascum(sp?) 3 sails - chip log, triangulation and all.

However, now I'd like to pick up a nice live aboard sailboat - cozy as **** all and just a pleasure to live on - was thinlin 43 footer - but thatll be a bitch to sail dolo especially on a transatlantic or south pacific mission!

Not against the notions of buying a smaller boat here then trading it up before the transatlantic sail. Also not opposed to gettin a small crew together for the longer journeys. However I would like to nav the Mediterranean and the polynesian islands by mýself a bit.

Money is no issue - however given my situation - I will need to formally outline what I propose to do/purchase and submit it to properly allocate the necessary funds so that it fits into the master financial plan rather than making whim purchases. Found out the hard way that unplanned spending can wreak havok on investments and take years off the lives of people that manage money.

So I'm young (mid 20's) - I have unlimited funds - ambitious and I'd like to enjoy learning and playing with the art of sailing in my next few years... So school me...

What's it going to cost bottom line said and done for say 5 years of what I've just described in terms of boat tax maintenance - everything.


I'd also rather buy a used boat - especially if I can scoop one for a great deal on the recession liquidation block - because honestly as a less experienced sailor - I would much rather have my first boat be a used one- its just not wise or practical to buy a new one and risk that much more principle on a new endeavour.

So there it is... Hook it up with some wisdom pls - lookin to learn from the experts the first time so its done right the first time and it becomes one of the best life changing experiences I can have!


Ps. Only looking for advice on the boat aspect - I have real estate aspects covered...


Thanks in advance!

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Since funds are unlimited, that should not be a problem.

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Ouch - busted! Teddi - check into some IP masking dude!

As for the other stuff, if it were me:

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1 - Nautical Financial Planner (paid US $450K per year)

I'll be happy to help on the last one.
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The Kennedy's are moving to France? Are the French okay with this?



Now, I have a question . When speaking English, why do you say 'the south of France' instead of 'southern France' ? Sounds a lot like an affectation, doesn't it? Or are you also using Babel Fish to translate your fluent French into English for us poor dumb sailors? That must be it, n'est ce pas?

Am I from the South of Texas? Do I now live near the south of the Bahamas?

I'll have to ask my wife, she's from the south of California.
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The Kennedy's are moving to France? Are the French okay with this?



Now, I have a question . When speaking English, why do you say 'the south of France' instead of 'southern France' ? Sounds a lot like an affectation, doesn't it? Or are you also using Babel Fish to translate your fluent French into English for us poor dumb sailors? That must be it, n'est ce pas?

Am I from the South of Texas? Do I now live near the south of the Bahamas?

I'll have to ask my wife, she's from the south of California.
I have a question, when speaking Texan, is it You All, or Y'all? Can you adequately substitute another word for Y'all, or is there no real substitute? And is y'all really You All or is it Yous All like they say up north? Oh... this stuff is so confusing to me. Us poor Texans aren't not be leavin' the south.

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I have a question, when speaking Texan, is it You All, or Y'all? Can you adequately substitute another word for Y'all, or is there no real substitute? And is y'all really You All or is it Yous All like they say up north? Oh... this stuff is so confusing to me. Us poor Texans aren't not be leavin' the south.

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Y'all cause were lazy, kinda like Y'uins up in Ohio, which I guess means "You and yours?"
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This from the land of 'youse guys'??

Actually," y'all", "all y'all", and "y'all all" have subtle differences depending upon the circumstances and the group being addressed.

You need to understand this long before we move on into "Big ole'" and "little bitty"

And we can try to fit ten vs tin, pen vs pin, 'fanger', 'bob-wahr', 'fahr' and reconciling the contractions including 'wudn't', dudn't, and idn't' in during the course of the lessons.
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