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Re: Caribbean Liveaboard Costs
I spent a handful of childhood-to-teenage years on a liveaboard in the Caribbean with my family and we spent very little. This was in the 90s so times, so adjust the advice for times changing.
We were always on the hook and the electronics we ran were mainly for the instruments (no TV, computers) and low volt lights. We never ran the fridge because we went on land often and would pick up the next days' food from markets on our way back to the boat, baked bread every few days, etc. We fished a fair bit, usually a ways from the coast.
Unexpected repairs were our biggest expense, followed by diesel, and fuel for the dinghy outboard as needed.
My sibling and I entertained ourselves with swimming, diving, exploring the areas we were in, and books. It was inexpensive and a good way to live.