For us, saving money was not a major reason for moving aboard a boat, but it certainly didn’t hurt. These savings are partly due to the nature of boat life and are, in reality, the result of concessions to lifestyle you deal with every day.
For example, moored in your cosy yacht in a swank marina at Seattle’s waterfront, you’d find the cost of living would still be very reasonable. Even with a larger boat though, your living space is very small compared to a small house, and your car, if you still own one, can be long walk away.
First, we have found it easier to manage our expenses while living on a boat then living in a house, and that simple fact has saved us money.
Second, our boat has provided us ample chances to live modestly while we still enjoying a high standard of living. We don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great life.
This a a short post because I’ve purposely avoided any type of cost analysis that would take up your day to read. I would like to write it though, sometime soon, because such a discussion is important, and I feel Sarah and I have unique opinions on the subject.
Those gritty details will have to wait for another day, because my next post will be dedicated to adventure! This was one of the major (and most successful) reasons Sarah and I decided to move onto a boat.