Sailing the bay and Islands with a cruising sailor
The Cost of Cruising
How much does it cost to cruise, vacation or live-aboard a yacht in New England?
That's probably the most often asked question in yachting. The problem is, there's no real answer. It can be as much as you want or as little as you have.
Since the days when Cleopatra sailed her mega barge down the Nile in style, and onward to the gilded age of yachting, the myth has been a yacht = wealth and expensive toys. The majority of publications lean towards reinforcing that myth. I'm sure that's due to, as Willie Sutton said, "That's where the money is."
The Cruising Sailor is going to take a little different attack on the question of how much it costs. Enough people tell you about the pricey places. We'll show you the bargains.
Everything we post here, all the articles and books, will be about ways to achieve the yachting lifestyle, without spending the lifestyle money. There are ways to cut costs without sacrificing the luxury we all enjoy of a sunset on the back deck.
There are three distinct areas we'll deal with here. One is recommendations on how and where to Anchor with Style. There are places to anchor that offer a wide variety of entertainment, dinghy docks, places to eat and shop with great beaches and parks. It's a great way to explore a bay or island and it costs nothing.
A free dock or mooring seems to be a secret. Not many marinas will tell you about them. They do exist. Since no one gets paid for you to use them, they tend to be hidden gems in the boating world. We're searching them out personally and will review them. I already have my personal favorites.
In keeping with the theme, registering here is free. It also gets you our newsletter that follows us as we explore new bargains in boating around the bay and islands. We'll seek out those free docks, free moorings and great places to anchor. There are more of them than you might have imagined.