Retire Aboard Live Comfortably, Cheaply, Safely—Anywhere You Want on a Boat Jim Trefethen
How to live on a $50,000 boat moored directly in front of million dollar condos and enjoy the same amenities—and you need not be an experienced sailor to do it.

Why spend your retirement years locked into a house that’s too large or living in a boring senior community when you can live aboard a boat anywhere you want?

If you are one of the more than ten thousand Baby Boomers who retire each day, you might want to listen to how Jim Trefethen does it—he’s been doing it for years. Here for the first time is his advice on how to live on a boat, for retirees who might have never sailed across a lake let alone the Atlantic.

Living comfortably on a boat that cost a fraction of your new neighbors’ dockside condos can be satisfying—especially if you are skipping the fees and the property taxes. Living a stress-free life of leisure on Social Security while moored in a $20,000 boat in a river or harbor adjacent to an attractive retirement area can be quite serene.

This is hard-won advice, based on Trefethen’s experiences docked at marinas around the world—New Bern, North Carolina; Fort Myers, Florida; Isla Mujeres, Mexico; Rio Dulce, Guatemala; Bocas del Toro, Panama; Opua, New Zealand; Nelson, New Zealand; Suva, Fiji; Bundaberg, Australia; the Sea of Cortez; and Sitka, Alaska—this is the first guide to lay it all out.

Trefethen does not gild the lily, though. Here also is his advice that shows that living on a boat can be a lot more work than many realize. And while it can be economical, it might not be as economical as some hope. Here is how to buy the right boat for your needs and how to use it every day, even while docked—an element of reason for the dreamers to help them avoid making what can be a very expensive mistake.

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TitleRetire Aboard
SubtitleLive Comfortably, Cheaply, Safely—Anywhere You Want on a Boat
AuthorJim Trefethen
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSeahorse Publishing
Published31 October 2017
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Jim Trefethen is the author of Wooden Boat Restoration, Inflatable Boats, and The Cruising Life. He has been what he calls “a serious boater” for more than forty years. When not out cruising, he lives aboard his boat in Panama.

ISBNs: 9781944824082 978-1-944824-08-2 Title: retire aboard category:SPO ISBNs: 9781944824136 978-1-944824-13-6 Title: retire aboard category:SPO 
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