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. 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 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.

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.

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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.

'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: $32,000


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

'Blue Haven', a Petrel 32

Location: Preveza, Greece

Asking Price: £38,000


Cape Dory 36 sailboat at anchorCape Dory 36

Cape Dory 36 Circumnavigator

Location: Trinidad, West Indies

Asking Price: $40,000


'Ta Hi', a Mariner 36 sailboat for sale'Ta Hi', a Mariner 36

'Ta Hi', a Mariner 36

Location: Skillinge, Sweden

Asking Price: US$50,000


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

'Querencia', an Endeavour 37

Location: The Netherlands

Asking Price: €24,000


A Tayana 37 for saleTayana 37

Tayana 37

Location:  Kingston, New York, USA

Asking Price: $86,000


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

'Papa', a Nantucket Island 38

Location: Stuart, Florida, USA

Asking Price: To be advised


A Cabo Rico 38 underwayA Cabo Rico 38

Cabo Rico 38

Location: Connecticut, USA

Asking Price: $109,000


'Kahana', a 38 foot custom designed sailboat for sale'Kahana', a 38 foot custom design

'Kahana', a 38 foot custom design

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Asking Price: $119,000


Amal Sharki 39 sailboat‘Shanti’, an Amel Sharki 39

‘Shanti’, an Amel Sharki 39

Location: Currently cruising in the Caribbean

Asking Price: €79,000


An Alubat Ovni 39 offshore cruising yacht underwayAn Ovni 39

An Ovni 39

Location: Phuket, Thailand

Asking Price: $170,000


A Corbin 39 long distance cruising sailboat'Jack Iron', a Corbin 39

'Jack Iron', a Corbin 39

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Asking Price: $69,000


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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...

'<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  Now just £98,000!


'Sweet Sensation', a Hughes 40 Staysail Ketch for sale'Sweet Sensation', a Hughes 40 Staysail Ketch

'Sweet Sensation', a Hughes 40 Staysail Ketch

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Asking Price: $65,000


'New Attitude', a 1983 Endeavour 40'New Attitude', an Endeavour 40

'New Attitude', an Endeavour 40

Location:  Cobb Island, MD, USA

Asking Price:  $70,000


'Pendle Mist', a Hughes 40 sailboat for sale'Pendle Mist', a Hughes 40

'Pendle Mist', a Hughes 40

Location: Bahamas

Asking Price: $52,000


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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A Taswell 43 'All Season' sailboat for sale'Onward', a Taswell 43

'Onward', a Taswell 43 'All Season'

Location: Chesapeake Bay, US

Asking Price: $249,000 

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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


A Hunter 45DS cruising sailboat underway'Island Sister', a Hunter 45DS

'Island Sister', a Hunter 45DS

Location: Mobile, Alabama, USA

Asking Price: $245,000




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.

Beneteau Oceanis 50 cruising yacht'Polair Star', a Beneteau Oceanis 50

'Polair Star', a Beneteau Oceanis 50

Location: Bequia, West Indies

Asking Price: $125,000


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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A Jeanneau Sun Odyssey DS 54 sailboat for saleJeanneau 'Sun Odyssey' 54

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey DS 54

Location: Cienfuegos, Cuba

Asking Price: $320,000

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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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