Welcome to the one page I wish existed when I got into boats. A calculator for how much it’s going to cost to live aboard.
Literally when I got into this life style there was next to no information on this. The first live aboard guy I talked to was… to put it plainly… an ass. We (my Dad, myself and I think my sister) went to a marina where I knew another live aboard was located and did his blog from (sadly he doesn’t do that anymore). I found another guy there though. We asked if he had any advice for me starting off.
“Don’t do it.”
When I asked why his response was literally “Just because. Don’t do it.”. I don’t know about you but when faced with that sort of hostility I generally knuckle down and barge straight on into the issue. So for the future live aboard peeps I give you this page. Side note/legalise: This is in no way 100% accurate, nor the only thing you should use to make such a big decision. Seriously there’s a LOT to consider to living on a boat. I’m going to try to list them here for you though. Enjoy.
Some info first on the boat you want to live on (no this isn’t getting stored anywhere).
|LOA (Length Over All)||in feet|
|Beam (How wide is your ship)||in feet|
|Type of vessel||
Marina stuff (This is assuming a 6 month interval):
|Price per foot|
|Pump out costs|
|Pump out cost model||
|Price per circuit (or plugs)|
|Number of circuits (or plugs)||
|Marina Name||$/ft||Waste $||Electric $||Total for season|
I’m still working on this. Hopefully this will get done soon.