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Old 04-17-2019, 06:44 AM   #1
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Buying a second boat to use as a floating condo

Right now my boat is sitting in the islands and I fly back and forth to spend time on it. When we are not in the islands, I find myself sitting around all weekend (previously every weekend was spent on the boat.)

I have toyed with the thought of buying a second boat to keep as a floating condo since we have to pay slip rent regardless in order to keep our slip at our home marina.

This got me to thinking about a 30-60K trawler.

Any opinions on this or input from those who have done something similar?
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:54 AM   #2
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so what where would you keep the condo boat when the other boat returns from the islands?
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:42 AM   #3
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At this price point, if I was looking for a boat that would spend most of it's time sitting at the dock, I would buy an gas powered aft cabin instead of a trawler.

An aft cabin would have more liveable space than a trawler, the gas engines would be cheaper than diesels (and since it would be primarily docked who cares about the mpgs.

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We would keep one boat in the islands and the other one at our home marina.

Cheaper than buying a house there!
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No boat more livable than a houseboat
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:05 AM   #6
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"No boat more livable than a houseboat "

Using a boat for its designed purpose is usually the best!

Houseboats rock , as houseboats! Not long distance cruisers, GO houseboat.
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I’m doing the same thing right now. I’m looking for 45-50ft.
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