Join Date: Jun 2007
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if you can't find a liveaboard with the economy this far in the hopper you ain't looking... No offense.
$5k is pretty low, and something that big (live aboard) brings an ongoing cost of where to put it (marina/mooring). You could always start smaller and tow it where you want to go... Try 22 feet or less.
People are literally giving them away in places (they usually need a lot of work)... but they are available. Try allofcraigs.com and search by model, you can find free stuff even.