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Your Vessel Info: 53-ish motoryacht or trawler.

Hello and greetings from the Palmetto State!

Unread postby Wolakrab » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:48 pm

New to the forum, working on gathering all information I can about life aboard. My wife and I have a long-term plan to retire in 10 years and buy a 53-ish motoryacht or trawler to live aboard; we would much appreciate any advice and pro-tips. My wife is a boating newbie...she has no experience with boats or the boating life aside from the occasionally lake outing...I am a bit of an old salt and have owned & operated boats up to 32' and have many hundreds of hours experience in offshore fishing runs and coastal cruising. Running a 53' motoryacht would be a step up for me, but I know the intricacies of twin-engine diesel inboards, their handling characteristics and am confident I can learn quickly and become comfortable.
That said, I know there's much to learn and hope that you all wouldn't mind sharing your experience...I'll probably be asking a stupid question or two, so I beg forgiveness in advance.
We are looking forward to getting to know the forum and those who are here!

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Re: Hello and greetings from the Palmetto State!

Unread postby tex » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:38 pm

Welcome aboard. Did you mention sail or power preference somewhere? Oh..twins, well I guess for the most part, that would mean power. 53’ huh? Sounds like maybe a Hatteras fan. One of the best live-aboards out there!
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