Say capital outlay of abt $60K for a slightly bigger or newer boat, and pay $6K every year + maintenance cost... Seems like something I may be willing to do. Plus of course the freedom to travel out to sea when you feel like it...
Has anyone actually tried doing this?
Maintenance is also not chump change either... can't just get a dry cabinet and call it good.
Most people who get boats in Singapore never take them out, except once or twice, once they find out how much the whole thing works out too...
Last edited by 2evans; 28th January 2010 at 10:04 AM.
Living off a boat?
When it rains, you're gonna be sea sick..
yes there are 3-4 families living in Raffles marina. go talk to them if you're interested in finding out more. but i think 100k is not enough for a comfy place to live in. plus you get a lot less livable space than a similarly priced HDB flat.
Just looking at all the basic stuff.
Engine had be kept running to generate electricity. Killer petrol cost.
Fresh water had to be top up frequently. Quite a hassle.
Telephone signal may not be good when further from mainland.
Forget about cable tv. You need satellite.
Shopping and bringing daily necessity on board will be cumbersome.
....Lidat might as well buy a tent and sleep in ecp?
you wont have proper address. that would be a real disadvantage, seriously.
usually when someone says to live on a boat, it means the boat is moored at a marina. it would be really uncomfortable and inconvenient to be out at east coast or in the open sea.
in the marina you can get electricity from the pier and water as well. so you dont have to keep the engine running. that would be prohibitively expensive!
Why not just re-design your house & make it look like a boat? Have piped in sound of the waves & seagulls. Get a air freshener that smells like the sea. On port side of window paint land & starboard side paint open sea. Get a water bed & simulate as on the sea. Door bell sounds like a ship's horn. Toilet bowl seat cover replace it with a life buoy. Throw an anchor downstairs...................................
Take the shot!
There is alway a regular shuttle between mrt station and the marina.
do it......... ONLY if you have a love for the sea and a love for that type of lifestyle first
if u are someone who wants to do it because of $ savings, cannot take cold showers, cannot make do without air-con and cannot get by with basic laundry..... a tree house like Sion mentioned, is actually a better option
you could well live on a refurbished barge or a floating fish farm..... and i have a few friends who actually do this and work on the fish farms off Changi..... with pet dogs and all.... and loving every day of it
Last edited by ed9119; 28th January 2010 at 11:47 PM.
shaddap and just shoot .... up close