Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Herrington Harbor South, MD
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Re: Planning for 4-5 years in the future. Thoughts appreciated.
Wow, my really old post from 4 years ago. Update...
I'm about 1.5 years out still. Everything is lining up fine.
I did charter a Lagoon 440 from Florida to Bahamas and back. Has really $h!ty weather, but still had a great time. Loved it, expensive, but well spent money.
I've decided to look at the following boats, 2010-2013 Lagoon 421 owners, 2012 Fountaine Pajot owners, if affordable or 4-bed, Lagoon 450 4-bed older model. I hope to get one in the $350k plus/minus 10k range.
CWYCKHAM said, "I would strongly suggest, though, that you look to buy a smaller and much cheaper first boat and sail the heck out of her for a few years. You'll learn a ton about sailing, living aboard for weekends up to a week, boat maintenance, what features you find most important in a boat, fixing boats, your personal style of sailing, boat maintenance and also fixing boats."
I did live in Washington DC for a year. Bought a 1988 C&C 30MkII. What a blast. Lived on it for a year by myself (temporary duty, no wife). Sailed it every single week, winter or not.
I cannot wait for retirement.
I hope to buy local, but likely will be in the Med. Seems to have the most choices at a decent cost. Have to sail it or pay to have it sailed to Texas for refit and full time liveaboard.
Last edited by serpa4; 07-21-2019 at 02:14 AM.