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The Cost of Cruising

By Sue Richards last modified Jan 25, 2018 03:44 PM

Published: 2018-01-11 23:00:00

A number of live-aboards cruising in different parts of the world (and some circumnavigating) have recorded their expenditure and written useful articles/posted videos at the following links:


How much does it really cost to sail around the world? (Yachting World - January 2018)

Yacht Ruby Rose: How much does it cost to sail around the world? (June 2017)

SV BeBe: Costs of Cruising for 10 years (up to 2016)

MJ Sailing: Monthly and Annual Cruising Costs (2012-2015)

SY Del Viento: How much does it cost to go cruising? (2010-2014)

Cruising article by Jimmy Cornell: What it Costs to Cruise (published April 2013)

SY Scream: Cruising Budget 2011-12

SY Estrellita: The Costs of Cruising (April 2011)

SY Bumfuzzle: Circumnavigation Budget (May 2007)

Michael Frankel: Lessons from a Circumnavigation - Cost of Cruising (August 2002)


Other useful links with budget information for cruisers:

Sail Far Live Free - what does it cost to go cruising
Useful summary of this crew's favourite blogs and articles on the subject.

What Does it Cost to Cruise? (June 2017)
A podcast by Carolyn Shearlock of the Boat Galley.

How much does it cost to cruise?
Useful summary of the costs involved by Carolyn Shearlock

The cost of cruising

Bluewater sailing looks at three blogs that take a closer look at how the costs of cruising add up, March 2017

How Much Does It Cost To Sail Around The World?
By: SY Sundowner, 2011-2015

Cruising On Less Than $15,000/Year, Including The Boat—What It Takes
By:, March 10, 2016

How much it costs to live on your sailboat in the Caribbean
By: ,
By: Distant Shores, January 2, 2016
Covers 25 years of cruising.

The cost of cruising: interview with SailLoot
By: SY Totem, October 2014

SY Totem: The cost of cruising: Totem’s maintenance list (March 3rd, 2014)
Lots of other articles related to the cost of cruising on this blog as well.

SY Kintala: The Anatomy of a Cruising Budget

If you have a good website or blog covering this subject, or know of a good one, please do pass us the link at

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