I'd point out that some of the older catamarans might be a good choice... It would help if you said what your rough budget it, as more information when asking for help is generally better than less. A 30-35' catamaran will have more usable living space than a 40' monohull generally....
Some catamarans that might be worth looking at:
10-11-2009 11:45 PM
Boston's practically tropical to me...
10-11-2009 10:34 PM
Live aboard in Boston year round? Brrrrrrr!
10-11-2009 10:17 PM
Go to aboardmadrigal.blogspot.com Mikel1
10-11-2009 09:38 PM
We've determined what marinas within 25 miles allow liveaboards, but we've also looked at commute times. Her potential job is in Newton...Tell me more about boats I might be looking at.
10-11-2009 08:53 PM
There are lots of traditional (not center cockpit) boats in the 36-41' range w/ an aft cabin suitable for a 14 year old. Being from the area and looking for a slip myself, I'd be more concerned with the cost of that slip in Boston as a live aboard if money is tight. Are you looking to keep the boat in Boston or the surrounding area?
10-11-2009 08:49 PM
a boat for three
My wife and I, along with her 14-year-old daughter, expect to become liveaboards in Boston in the next six months or so. I am now looking at sailboats. The biggest issue is privacy. We need something resembling a normal bed for my wife and I and privacy both for us and for child. So far the only kind of boat that appears suitable is a center cockpit style. Am I overlooking something? We are looking at the 36'-41' range. (My wife was feeling claustrophobic about 41' until I pointed out that our current house is about 33' x 17'.) It will have to be something older as money is tight.