Live Aboard Boats for Sale by their Owners

In collating this listing of live aboard boats for sale, we've taken the view that living aboard a sailboat smaller than 32 feet is unlikely to provide her occupant(s) with a high degree of comfort - nor would a stripped-out, light-displacement racer of any length. Consequently, you won't find such boats on this page.

And what qualifies a boat as suitable for living aboard is very much a personal view.

For instance on our live-aboard sailboat Alacazam there are no doors (apart from locker doors) - just curtains. It suits Mary and I perfectly, but it could be an absolute no-no for other cruisers.

Some liveaboard sailors will tell you that they couldn't possibly manage without a flat screen TV and a plumbed-in washing machine, whilst others - more reasonably in my view - consider self-sufficiency in terms of drinking water (through rain water collection and/or a reverse osmosis water maker) and electrical power (from a wind turbine and/or solar panels) to be primary requirements. 

All the boats below are offered for sale by their owners, many of which live aboard their boats for considerable periods at a time.

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Live-Aboard Sailboats under 40 feet

Single-handers, provided they're content with a fairly spartan standard of living, will tell you that a thirty-two footer is ideal for living aboard. A cruising couple though are likely to aspire to something with additional creature-comforts and a little more space below.

Having said that I know of two young cruising couples who crossed the Atlantic in their Sadler 25's and cruised the Caribbean in them, so you really don't need a big cruising boat - it's better to cruise in a small boat than not to cruise at all!

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Sailboats approaching 40 feet, like the larger ones shown below, are more likely to appeal to them.

Relatively easy to maintain and considerably less expensive to own and operate than those above 40 (particularly so if you're inclined to spend much time in marinas) they represent the minimum size range for comfortable living aboard.


'Our Lady', a 32’ Allied Seawind MK II Ketch for sale'Our Lady'

'Our Lady', an Allied Seawind 32 Mk 2

Location: Lake City, Minnesota, USA

Asking Price: $39,700


'Baremka', a 1974 Dufour 34 Cruising Sailboat For Sale'Baremka'

'Baremka', a Dufour 34

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

Asking Price: £22,000


'Crush-n-Brew', a Hunter 31 Sailboat for Sale'Crush-n-Brew'

'Crush-n-Brew', a Hunter 31

Location: San Diego, CA, USA

Asking Price: $19,000


‘Merrimist’, an Ericson 38-200 for sale‘Merrimist’

‘Merrimist’, an Ericson 38-200

Location: Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

Asking Price: $50,000    now $45,000


'Pax Vobiscum', Fast Passage 39 For Sale'Pax Vobiscum'

'Pax Vobiscum', a Fast Passage 39

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA 

Asking Price: $82,000


'Esther', an S&S Swan 36 for sale'Esther'

'Esther', an S&S Swan 36

Location: Charleston, South Carolina, USA 

Asking Price: $62,000


'Wild Goose', a 1982 Tartan 3000 for sale'Wild Goose'

'Wild Goose', a Tartan 3000

Location: Grenada, West Indies

Asking Price: $22,500 


MAIA, a Pacific 38 for sale'Maia'

'Maia', a Pacific 38

Location: Langkawi, Malaysia

Asking Price: $40,000


'Waxwing', a Bristol Channel Cutter

Location: Fairhope, Alabama, USA

Asking Price: $66,500


Ecume de Mer 26 for sale

Ecume de Mer 26

Location: British Virgin Islands

Asking Price: TBA


A GibSea 37 Ketch for sale

A GibSea 37 Ketch

Location: Martinique, West Indies

Asking Price: €35,000


'Empress', a 1971 Finnrose 37 made in Finland for Sale'Empress'

'Empress', a Finnrose 37

Location: Puerto Rico, West Indies

Asking Price: $56,000


'Gypsy Wind', a Caliber 38 Cutter for sale'Gypsy Wind'

'Gypsy Wind', a Caliber 38 Cutter

Location: Poulsbo, Washington (West of Seattle)

Asking Price: $110,000


'Shamaness', a Chung Hwa 36 Ketch for Sale'Shamaness'

'Shamaness', a Chung Hwa 36 Ketch

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Asking Price: $32,000


'Maid Jacqueline', a Hillyard Classic Cutter'Maid Jacqueline'

'Maid Jacqueline', a Hillyard Classic Cutter

Location: Samos, Greece

Asking Price: €24,000


'Chapter Two', an Island Packet 420 sailboat for sale'Chapter Two'

'Chapter Two', an Island Packet 420

Location: Caribbean

Asking Price: $245,000


'Aeolia', an Allied Seawind 32 Ketch for sale'Aeolia', an Allied Seawind 32 Ketch

'Aeolia', an Allied Seawind 32 Ketch

Location: Woolford, Maryland, USA

Asking Price: $28,500


A petrel 32 steel cruising sailboat.'Blue Haven', a Petrel 32

'Blue Haven', a Petrel 32

Location: Preveza, Greece

Asking Price: £38,000 reduced to €27,000


Cape Dory 36 sailboat at anchorCape Dory 36

Cape Dory 36 Circumnavigator

Location: Trinidad, West Indies

Asking Price: $40,000


'Querencia', an Endeavour 37 for Sale'Querencia', an Endeavour 37

'Querencia', an Endeavour 37

Location: The Netherlands

Asking Price: €24,000


'Papa', a Nantucket island 38 sailboat for sale'Papa', a Nantucket island 38

'Papa', a Nantucket Island 38

Location: Stuart, Florida, USA

Asking Price: $125,000


A Cabo Rico 38 underwayA Cabo Rico 38

Cabo Rico 38

Location: Connecticut, USA

Asking Price: $109,000


An Alubat Ovni 39 offshore cruising yacht underwayAn Ovni 39

An Ovni 39

Location: Phuket, Thailand

Asking Price: $170,000


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Live-Aboard Sailboats from 40 feet to 50 feet

Most live-aboard boats fall within this range. All have plenty of space for a cruising couple and all their gear, along with sizeable berths for visiting friends and family members. But watch those marina bills...

'Elsa Jane', a 1986 Centre Cockpit Irwin 43 Mk3 Sloop for Sale'Elsa Jane'

'Elsa Jane', an Irwin 43 Mk3

Location: Placidia, Florida

Asking Price: $85,000


'Shadowmere', a Hallberg Rassy 41 Ketch for Sale'Shadowmere'

'Shadowmere', a Hallberg Rassy 41

Location: The Azores

Asking Price: £80,000


‘Jerrican’, a Dix 43’ Pilothouse Sailboat for Sale‘Jerrican’

'Jerrican', a Dix 43

Location: Simon’s Town, South Africa

Asking Price: $122,000


'Firefly', a CSY 44 Walkover for Sale'Firefly'

'Firefly', a CSY 44

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Asking Price: $95,000


'Coconut', a Contest 41S For Sale'Coconut'

'Coconut', a Contest 41S

Location: Norway

Asking Price: £74,999


'Tetamanu', a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey DS 43 for Sale'Tetamanu'

'Tetamanu', a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey DS 43

Location: Sicily

Asking Price: €95,000


'Dos Libras', a Catalina Morgan 45CC'Dos Libras'

'Dos Libras', a Catalina Morgan 45CC

Location: Puerto Rico

Asking Price: To be advised


Formosa 41 Ketch for Sale

Formosa 41 Ketch

Location: Vero Beach, Florida USA

Asking Price: $58,000


'Endorfin II', a Caliber 47 LRC for sale'Endorfin II'

'Endorfin II', a Caliber 47 LRC

Location: Grenada, West Indies 

Asking Price: $298,500


'Mañana', a Taswell 49AS for sale in Oslo, Norway'Mañana'

'Mañana', a Taswell 49AS

Location: Oslo, Norway 

Asking Price: €249,000


'Blue Aegean II', a Dufour CT 12000 (46ft) Ketch for Sale'Blue Aegean II'

'Blue Aegean II', a Dufour CT 12000 Ketch

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Asking Price: $75,000


'Zen', a Cheoy-Lee 46 for sale'Zen'

'Zen', a Cheoy-Lee 46

Location: Panama

Asking Price: €35,000 


'Maranatha', a Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43 steel cutter for sale'Maranatha'

'Maranatha', a Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43

Location: Brunswick Heads NSW, Australia

Asking Price: $95,000 Australian Dollars


'Ananda', a Cherubini 44 Ketch for sale'Ananda'

'Ananda', a Cherubini 44

Location: Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA

Asking Price: $180,000


'Blowin' Bubbles', a 45 ft Dufour CT12000 Pilothouse Ketch for sale'Blowin' Bubbles'

'Blowin' Bubbles', 45 ft Dufour CT12000 Pilothouse Ketch

Location: Malaysia

Asking Price: $119,000


'Conquistador', a Beneteau Idylle 43 for sale'Conquistador'

'Conquistador', a Beneteau Idylle 43

Location: Cartagena, Spain

Asking Price: €69,000


'Lola', a Frans Maas 50 Schooner for sale'Lola'

'Lola', a Frans Maas 50 Schooner

Location: Colon, Panama

Asking Price: $65,900


'Pipe Muh Bligh', a Catalina Morgan 440DS for sale'Pipe Muh Bligh'

'Pipe Muh Bligh', a Catalina Morgan 440DS

Location: Grenada, West Indies

Asking Price: $184,900


'Windward Lady', a Westerly Oceanlord 41 for sale'Windward Lady'

'Windward Lady', a Westerly Oceanlord 41

Location: Currently cruising in the Easterly Caribbean

Asking Price: £62,000


'<i>La Aventura'</i> cruiser for sale'La Aventura', a 40' steel custom design

'La Aventura', a Custom Cruiser by Jimmy Cornell & Bill Dixon

Location: Gosport, Hampshire, UK

Asking Price: £125,000  Reduced to £98,000!


A Valiant 40 sailboat'New World', a Valiant 40

'New World', a Valiant 40

Location: Pangkor, Malaysia

Asking Price: $140,000

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'Mystic Courage', Morgan 41 OutIsland Ketch'Mystic Courage', a Morgan 41

'Mystic Courage', a Morgan 41 OutIsland Ketch

Location: Long Beach, California, USA

Asking Price: $32,000

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CT41 Ketch sailboat for sale'Black Dog II', CT41

'Black Dog II', CT41 Ketch

Location: Bocas del Toro, Panama

Asking Price: $29,500

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A Hunter 42 cruising sailboat'Flying Faith', a Hunter 42

'Flying Faith', a Hunter 42

Location: Philadelphia, US

Asking Price: $75,000

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a CT 42 Ketch rigged sailboat'Catherine', a CT 42

'Catherine', a CT 42 Staysail Ketch

Location: Florida, USA

Asking Price: $70,000

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A Pearson 424 sailboatPearson 424

Pearson 424

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Asking Price: $35,000


Dufour 425 Grand Large for saleDufour 425

Dufour 425 Grand Large

Location: Panama

Asking Price: $149,000


A Skorpion 1200 sailboat for saleSkorpion 1200

A Skorpion 1200

Location: Northwest England

Asking Price: £45,000

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'Fairwind', a Noray 43 Sailboat'Fairwind', a Noray 43

'Fairwind', a Noray 43

Location: Belgium

Asking Price: €54,000 or £48,650

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A Jeanneau Sun Magic 44 sailboatJeanneau Sun Magic 44

Jeanneau Sun Magic 44

Location: Greece

Asking Price: €90,000


A Hunter Passage 450 sailboat'Southern Cross', a Hunter Passage 450

'Southern Cross', a Hunter Passage 450

Location: Puerto Rico, Caribbean

Asking Price: $139,750




Live-Aboard Sailboats over 50 feet

Although many liveaboard boats within this range are owned and operated by just two people, they can become something of a liability in terms of running costs and an embarrassment when close-quarters maneuvering. 

But if space and luxury are your primary requirements, this is where to look.

'Aleria', a Bowman 57 Staysail Ketch for Sale'Aleria'

'Aleria', a Bowman 57

Location: Ireland

Asking Price: €275,000


'Tehani-Li'

'Tehani-Li', a Tayana 52 For Sale

Location: Trinidad, West Indies 

Asking Price: $199,500


'Strella Encore', a Hylas 54 for sale'Strella Encore'

'Strella Encore', a Hylas 54

Location: Greenport, NY, USA

Asking Price: $395,000 reduced to $365,000


'Nada', an Amel Super Maramu 2000 for Sale'Nada'

'Nada', an Amel Super Maramu 2000

Location: Grenada, West Indies

Asking Price: $290,000


'Charisma', an Islander 55 for sale'Charisma'

'Charisma', an Islander 55

Location: Long Island, New York

Asking Price: $59,000


A Tayana Flying Dutchman 50 Cutter for sale'Small World II', a Tayana 50

'Small World II' a Tayana Flying Dutchman 50

Location: Subic Bay Yacht Club, Philippines

Asking Price: $165,000

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A Beneteau 500 sailboat'Surgiamo', a Beneteau 500

'Surgiamo'a Beneteau 500

Location: Turkey

Asking Price: €125,000

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A Formosa 51 sailboat'Sea Symphony', Formosa 51

'Sea Symphony', Formosa 51

Location: Grenada, West Indies

Asking Price: $175,000

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an Irwin 52 sailboat'Nautorious', an Irwin 52

'Nautorious', an Irwin 52

Location: Annapolis, US

Asking Price: $350,000

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Tayana 55 Cutter‘La Scala a Mare’, a Tayana 55

‘La Scala a Mare’, a Tayana 55 Cutter

Location: Phuket, Thailand

Asking Price: $230,000


A Dix Custom 65 for sale'Lorrigray II', a Dix 65

'Lorrigray II', a Dix Custom 65

Location: Langkawi, Malaysia

Asking Price: Offers over £300,000


'Hakuna', a wooden hulled sailboat'Hakuna Matata', a 65' Custom Design

'Hakuna Matata', a 65' Custom Design

Location: Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Asking Price: €420,000

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