What’s It Like to Live on a Yacht?
Are you wondering what it’s like to live on a yacht? Most people who live on a yacht do not reside there year-round, but instead will live there for certain parts of the year or for short durations – like a water-based vacation.
Living on a yacht can be more or less comfortable depending on the amenities your boat is outfitted with. For instance, a yacht with a laundry machine, or a large yacht that can stay relatively stable during a storm, is going to offer greater comfort and convenience than a more basic yacht that lacks some modern amenities.
While the experience isn’t for everyone, living on a yacht is a dream for many people. A large vessel with adequate space and amenities will make the living experience much more enjoyable.
Pros to Living on a Yacht
A Chance to Travel the World
If you’re going to reside on a boat, you might as well make the most of it and see as much of the world as you can. You can travel from port to port, without ever giving up the comforts of home. If you are interested in sailing around the world, we recommend checking out the YouTube channel Sailing La Vagabonde, which documents the adventures of a couple who is sailing the world on their sailboat La Vagabonde.
The Adventure of a Lifetime
If you are the adventurous type, living on a yacht offers a chance to enjoy each day in complete freedom. The ocean is an incredibly peaceful place, far away from the confines of society. Plus, even if you have a decked out high-end yacht, you’ll still become quite self-sufficient living onboard a vessel. Most people don’t have the opportunity to live on a yacht, so you’ll have stories to share forever.
Living on the water offers a more relaxed lifestyle. Imagine soaking up the sun each day and being rocked to sleep each night by the waves.
Cons to Living on a Yacht
Getting Groceries Isn’t So Easy
Stocking up on groceries isn’t as easy as it is if you reside in a house. You’ll have to cart your bags from the parking lot, down the steps to the dock, across moving waters, and onto the boat. Then again, you could turn to the ocean for a fresh fish dinner each night.
Roughing it Out on Stormy Nights
When the seas get rough and choppy and the wind is howling outside, it might be tricky to get a good night’s sleep. There’s nothing like the sturdy confines of a well-built home on land. At least if you have a large yacht outfitted with top-notch monitoring systems you can enjoy greater comfort.
Does Living on a Yacht Cost More or Less Than Living in a House?
A 40-foot yacht can cost more or less around the same as a luxury home, it all depends on how luxurious it is, what sort of amenities it comes with, and so forth. Many people still consider it cheaper than living in a home, plus you’ll be enjoying a more minimalist lifestyle which could save you some money. On the other hand, if you hire an entire crew to work onboard the yacht, expenses climb really fast.
Opting for solar panels or wind generators to produce energy onboard your boat will save you money on electrical costs while still affording you the greater comforts in life.
Additional Things to Consider:
- TV & Internet are available from your phone when you dock your boat. If you place an antenna high enough on the boat, you might be able to capture local free channels, as well as unsecured networks.
- As far as cooking is concerned, a two-burner stove is ideal. Many people also put a BBQ in the cockpit.
Renting a slip at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club is the way to do it! This gives you a constant home base you can return to with all the comforts you need to survive and thrive.