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05-19-2017 01:39 AM
Jean Brii
Re: Trade a House for a Catamaran

Does anyone know if they sold or traded? I am looking to do a similar trade...... Trying this out, private owner...... For those of you land lubbers, or for those of you who wanna make a buck in this greatly expanding world, Or for those of you looking to escape to YOUR OWN PARADISE with no tourists or hustle and bustle. Don't miss out on this Off grid or on grid living op. 5 acre lot I have in Lewis county Washington on the Cowlitz River near white pass ski resort, 3 miles from the salmon hatchery. Deed in hand includes easement on road lot has power and phone lines. Elk herds everyday and salmon right on the sandy banked river. 2.1 acres on one side of the river and 2.9 on the other, 120.00 yearly land tax. 217,800 sqft of riverfront beauty. Zoned build-able residential county jurisdiction spectacular views. Own 2.1 acres of timber land thousands of dollars in Cedar oak walnut and maple and 2.9 acres of your own island. Currently we have a wood shed and chicken coop on the property. (Elk tent is not included). We would be interested in trading for a live aboard Catamaran or Trimaran motor sail in ocean ready condition. please let us know if your interested we can send pics and more info Gis map. etc... Possible straight across trade depending on condition of boat and equipment on board. Please let us know if your interested.
01-24-2013 08:36 AM
Re: Trade a House for a Catamaran

Oh well. I hope you did buy your boat.
01-24-2013 07:30 AM
Re: Trade a House for a Catamaran

I think they did explore other options. The post you responded to is almost 5 years old.
01-24-2013 02:27 AM
Re: Trade a House for a Catamaran

You need to explore other options. I retired 2 1/2 years ago and my wife is retiring at the end of this year. We got a home equity loan on the house and bought a used Gemini. We plan to live aboard and cruise the islands and we will be renting the house to pay for the loan. Just one more way to think about it. By the way, I am a licensed captain and have a small charter business that also help in paying some of the expenses.
11-04-2012 09:02 PM
Re: Trade a House for a Catamaran

Hi, ever make a deal? Have a 2008 Manta sail cat I'm ready to get out of.
08-21-2012 07:23 AM
Re: Trade a House for a Catamaran

SWAP: We also want to exchange one apartment for a catamaran. Can anyone tell us if we can find some website to give us information.
Thank you.
04-14-2012 03:33 PM
Re: Trade a House for a Catamaran

You may want to explore all options. With a "soft" market, we have decided to buy a smaller boat and offer our house as a vacation rental. All the pieces of the puzzle aren't together yet, but we are enjoying the boat!
04-12-2012 01:37 PM
Re: Trade a House for a Catamaran

I have to agree with everyone here. Sell and buy rather than trade. It just seems to be the smarter way to go. But I admire your ambition to take on a Cat. They are they way to go. I also have a Hobie 16 in case you're interested!
03-27-2012 10:06 PM
Re: Trade a House for a Catamaran

Houses are at a ten year low, I know, just sold one appraised at 465K for 325K.....but if you price it lower than comps it will sell. Boats are much worse than houses, so you should be able to get a great boat for say 300-350K, but upkeep costs on such a boat is something not to be overlooked. Like others have mentioned, a 150K boat will probably fit your needs and 200-250K will give you quite a few years of cruising. Not sure what your house would rent for but that or owner financing will give you a nice cruising kitty, but then there's the cost of the boat.
Good luck and remember it's only money....if you lose a little on your house, you will recoup it on your boat, and if you worry about your house losing too much money, wait till you try and sell that 350K boat
03-27-2012 09:00 PM
Re: Trade a House for a Catamaran

Overall this is not such a crazy idea for a temporary trade. Many people want to cruzing and many are wanting to return to land for a while. Location as always the biggest issue..while I want to go cruz the Caribbean, how many just happen to need a home in Atlanta for 2-3 years ..not too many, but many maybe willing to comprimise.

Naturally a trust and legal arrangement must be set-up..but I would very much like to see such an idea work ??

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