What to Expect as a Liveaboard Cruiser
How to Cruise Full-Time
From buying a boat to the cost of cruising, you’ll find everything in this guide to get started living and cruising on a boat.
Setting your sights on cruising full-time on a boat often leads to daydreams of sundowners while anchored in the most beautiful locations. But to reap these rewards, there are obstacles to overcome and skills to master.
A lot of research and planning will go into your dream to cruise full-time. You’ll need to tackle a long list – some things for the first time.
- Downsizing your stuff and possibly selling your home
- Saving money for the cruising kitty
- Learning about navigation and weather
- Understanding mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other systems
- Learning everything you can about everyday life on a boat
We’ll share answers to tackling the above areas and other unexpected realities of living aboard and transitioning from land to a cruising lifestyle.
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