Hard cost numbers from three cruising couples, plus comments on what's necessary and what's not and how to save money on the boat and ashore.
Here's what it cost for six years' cruising on a Trintella 53. Currency is Euros.
A couple who sold their deep-draft cruising 40-ketch and spent the next three years in a 17-foot sailing canoe low-budget cruising from the Caribbean to Canada and back. Here are the advantages of small-boat sailing and camping.
Lots of useful tips on how to save money on food, marinas, fuel and water, entertainment, maintenance, health and boat insurance, mail, laundry, phone, etc. The author's budget numbers for 2002-3 are given.
Most observers think that cruisers must be rich. The author describes the income choices and spending habits she and her husband developed to make cruising financially possible.