Hi. If you are reading this then I assume you are retired, or getting there, and have or had aspirations on a life of cruising, but have no yacht !
I am looking at converting a 27.6mtr (91') fast hydrofoil ferry into a fast live aboard, and spending my retirement port hopping around the world. I tried sail and decided it is just too slow and too small a space. A life cursing is about where you go, not the getting there.
So looking for 2 like minded people (m or f) to join me on a permanent live aboard situation. A one $ stake keeps it legal as the vessel will be registered as a private pleasure vessel, and you contribute to the running costs. There will be 2 hired crew for general duties (cleaning, maintenance, cooking etc), The vessel will have 4 owner's cabins each with private head/shower, a dining room, salon, and LARGE top deck where we would expect to spend most of our time. One owner's cabin would be kept empty for visiting guests, and the crew have their own space. We would spend a day, week, month as we decide in each location, as we choose, and port hop in good weather.
Sounds like an interesting endeavor. I'm a little (lot) too young to retire, but I do have a suggestion for you. Go ahead and post some pictures and links of the vessel, yourself, etc, to help build a story around your self and the type of folks you're looking for. You may get more bites that way (and more likable ship mates!!)
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It sounds like a great way to spend retirement. My only caveat is your goal of port hopping around the world is a bit ambitious for a fast hydrofoil ferry - if you get caught in a big storm and if you sail across major bodies of water, you eventually will, I don't care how "fast" your fast ferry is, you'll have serious problems.
Paloma, '79 Bristol 29.9, berthed at Bahia Marina - easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
you should you really get to know your crew before setting off. i have met people on our way to grenada that have had or taken on crew. Some have jumped boats and gotten on with someone else and have sailed across the ocean.