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The Cost of Liveaboard Off-Shore Global Cruising, Updated

The cost of cruising is an essential topic. Can you afford to cruise? For how long? With how much comfort and freedom to do what you want to and need to? When sailors get into trouble, how often is it because they hadn’t maintained some equipment, and was cost the reason?

We will be sharing our personal thoughts on this once we get underway. Meanwhile, we are sharing the useful information and posts of others about their costs of cruising.

What does it cost to cruise as a family? One family’s first-year expenses, http://www.womenandcruising.com/blog/2010/07/what-does-it-cost-to-cruise-as-a-family/
July 10th, 2010 – by Meri Faulkner

Here are many sailing bloggers offering their advice on Costs of Cruising:

Atom
Bebe–  http://thesailingpodcast.com/costsofcruising/
Billabong

Bill Dietrich
Brio
Bumfuzzle
Camille
Carina ($24,000 USD/yr as reported on IWAC) *
Del Viento
Elizabeth
Gilana (Euro)
Groovy (scroll to “Costs” near bottom of page)
Hawk
Hello World 
Hotspur (they compare 3 years’ costs January February March)
Jillion
Living the Dream
Location ($1500 USD/mo as reported on IWAC) *
Long Passages
Luckness
Ocelot
Pacific Bliss ($30,000 USD/yr as reported on IWAC) *
Perry
Picaroon
Puff
Sage ($12,000 USD/yr as reported on IWAC) *
Scream 
Serenity
Simmer
Slapdash ($2000 CAD/mo as reported on IWAC) *
Sophia 
svReach
Tamure ($1800 USD/mo as reported on IWAC) *
Third Day
Tock (this is a 3-year summary, but they share monthly breakdowns also in the blog)
Velella
Ventana ($2,400 USD/mo as reported on IWAC) *
Viking Star 
Wavetrain (go to the bottom)
Windfall
Windom(see “financials”)
Wondertime

Please add links to posts and information on your costs, or ways you make the numbers work in a comment to this article so we can all learn from and help one another.

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