Everyone thinks that boat life is expensive - like a "say goodbye to Junior's college fund" amount of money - and in many ways everyone is right. Depending on how you go about it, boat parts and maintenance can be quite cost prohibitive. But when paying my slip fee yesterday, I discovered a definite bright spot in liveaboard finance.
Our electricity bill is $20.00 this month. That's it for a whole month of air conditioning, refrigeration, lights, coffee making and phone charging. Granted, we do have two solar panels that come pretty close to powering our whole outfit - minus the fridge - but when we lived in a house we were lucky to get down to $100.00 a month. And during the summer months (that's May through September here in Texas), it was way higher.
So do not despair. Not everything on a boat costs the same as that new chartplotter, GPS, radar, AIS combo thingy. Some stuff is even down right cheap.