Pick the Best Sailboat to Live On

In this extensive guide, we help you understand the considerations for new liveaboard sailors.

Pick the Right Boat

Best Sailboats for One Person (With 9 Examples)

One of the most common challenges of sailing is finding the right boat to sail alone. Luckily, there are some good sailboats out there suited for one person.

By Matej Stepan Sailing Guides
How To Pick the Best Sailboat To Live On (Full Guide)
13 Best Liveaboard Sailboats (under 30 & 50 ft)
The Best Beginner Sailboats for Ocean Cruising (under $25,000)
Choosing the Best Family Sailboat (Tips by Expert)

Buying Tips

10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Buying a Boat

Boat ownership has brought me much joy over the last twenty-plus years, and it's something I've never regretted. We bought our first boat before we bought a

By William Porter Sailing Guides
Why Are Used Sailboats So Cheap? (5 Surprising Reasons)
10 Crucial Checks When Buying a Private Seller's Boat
Buying Etiquette: How To Make an Offer on a Boat
10 Insider Tips to Save Money on Your Boat Ownership

Things You'll Need

How Much Does It Cost To Get a Captain's License?

So you've decided to make your sailing official! This article will tell you all about how much getting a captain's license will cost you.

By Matej Stepan Beginner Info
Sailboat half sunk under grey sky
Boat Insurance Should Cover These 10 Basic Things
Sailboat motoring at dawn
How To Get Your ICC Certification (in 8 Countries)
A sailboat at anchor from above in clear blue waters
Must Have Maintenance Products
Best Marine GPS Chartplotter: My top pick for 2020

Everything There is to Know About Boat Ownership

At What Temperature Will a Boat Engine Freeze?

By William Porter in Beginner Info

What is a Swing or Lifting Keel? 14 Pros and Cons Explained

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

How Big Should a Sailboat Be to Sail Around the World?

By Matej Stepan in Beginner Info

Do You Need a License to Sail Around the World?

By William Porter in Beginner Info

Types of Dinghies: How to Pick the Right One For You

By William Porter in Beginner Info

Why Are Used Sailboats So Cheap? (5 Surprising Reasons)

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

Buying Etiquette: How To Make an Offer on a Boat

By William Porter in Beginner Info

15 Surprising Benefits of a Ketch Rig (and 7 Cons)

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

12 Surprising Advantages of a Gaff Rig (and Some Cons)

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

How Much Does It Cost To Get a Captain's License?

By Matej Stepan in Beginner Info
Gaff rigged white schooner

17 Sailboat Types Explained: How To Recognize Them

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Sailboat half sunk under grey sky

Boat Insurance Should Cover These 10 Basic Things

By William Porter in Beginner Info
Sailboat with tender in rocky bay

Can I Moor & Anchor My Boat Anywhere?

By William Porter in Beginner Info
OVNI aluminum sailboat at anchor in calm bay

The Pros and Cons of an Aluminum Sailboat

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Sailboat in coastal waters with desert hill in the background

The Difference Between Freshwater and Saltwater Boats

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info
Sailor's point of view heeling into the sunset

What’s the Largest Boat One Person Can Operate?

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

Choosing the Best Family Sailboat (Tips by Expert)

By William Porter in Sailing Guides

How To Pick the Best Sailboat To Live On (Full Guide)

By Matej Stepan in Sailing Guides

Best Sailboats for One Person (With 9 Examples)

By Matej Stepan in Sailing Guides

Average Sailboat Maintenance Costs (with 4 Examples)

By Shawn Buckles in Sailing Guides

10 Insider Tips to Save Money on Your Boat Ownership

By William Porter in Sailing Guides

Sailboat Keel Types: Illustrated Guide (Bilge, Fin, Full)

By Shawn Buckles in Sailing Guides

Sailboat vs. Powerboat: What's the Best Liveaboard?

By Matej Stepan in Sailing Guides

How Much Does a Dinghy Cost (With 14 Examples)

By William Porter in Sailing Guides

The Top Sailboat Manufacturers (According to Sailors)

By Matej Stepan in Sailing Guides

13 Best Liveaboard Sailboats (under 30 & 50 ft)

By Matej Stepan in Sailing Guides

10 Crucial Checks When Buying a Private Seller's Boat

By William Porter in Sailing Guides

10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Buying a Boat

By William Porter in Sailing Guides
Sailboat motoring at dawn

How To Get Your ICC Certification (in 8 Countries)

By Shawn Buckles in Sailing Guides

How To Live On a Boat For Free: How I'd Do It

By Shawn Buckles in Sailing Guides
Sunset in calm waters from a boat with small outboard motor

How to Calculate Outboard Motor Size for Sailboats

By Shawn Buckles in Sailing Guides
Lean sailboat in blue, protected waters with just the mainsail up

Average Cost of Buying & Owning a Sailboat (With 4 Examples)

By Shawn Buckles in Sailing Guides

Do I Need a License to Drive a Boat? (Clear Info for 50 States)

By Shawn Buckles in Resources