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Where in the world would one get the best deal on a 30'-35' Liveaboard sailboat if you could just buy a plane ticket anywhere?

Where in the world would one get the most bang for the buck to get such a boat refitted or worked on?
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Re: Where to buy?

Iím not sure there is a specific place. However, if you look across the equatorial/tropical cruising route, there are many dead dreams available. Many left to rot, however. Caribbean, Central America, Australia.


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Re: Where to buy?

I'd go with Florida. It has the most registered boats, so statistically, it's probably your best bet. New England (Mass, CT, RI and Maine) also has a lot of boats in a small area, but if you're looking for something set up as a liveaboard, I think you are more likely to find that in Florida. It gets cold here in the winter, and very few people stay aboard year round.
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Re: Where to buy?

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Where in the world would one get the best deal on a 30'-35' Liveaboard sailboat if you could just buy a plane ticket anywhere?

Where in the world would one get the most bang for the buck to get such a boat refitted or worked on?
As far as getting good work done, at reasonable prices, I've been watching the progress of the Youtube videos of the young guys of Parlay Revival, a group of guys who bought a Lagoon 450 catamaran, damaged by Hurricane Irma. With no experience with Fiberglass whatsoever, they patched it up enough to sail it to a marina in Rio Dulce Guatemala. There they found what appear to be some very skilled marine fiberglass repair technicians (as well as all the other types of marine workers) who they hired to teach them.
They boat owners did the dirty work of ripping all the damaged glass and core material out, and recoring and doing the rough fiberglass work.
They hired the local professionals to complete the finishing work, and the final fairing. They young owners raved about the quality of the work, and the reasonable price. The finished
boat looked like new. It was very impressive.

Plus I Googled "Sailboats for sale in Rio Dulce" and found some that I'd be interested in.

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