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 green 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.

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!

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.


'Allure I', a Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 393

Location: Shelter Bay Marina, Panama

Asking Price: $135,000


'Cats Paws', a C&C 34+

Location: Baltimore, USA

Asking Price: $75,000


'Morning', an S&S 34

Location: Marina di Ravenna, RA, Italy

Asking Price: €40,000


'Odyssey', a Nauticat 33

Location: New Orleans, USA

Asking Price: $77,000 now $62,500!


'Rondinino', an Endurance 37

Location: Greece

Asking Price: €45,000


'Soltara', a Tayana 37

Location: Puerto Rico, West Indies

Asking Price: $69,000


'Pelagic', a Crealock 37 Yawl

Location: Seattle, Washington USA

Asking Price: $93,000


'Zeffiraglia III', a Wauquiez Gladiateur

Location: Trinidad, West Indies

Asking Price: €45,000


'Windara', a Bayfield 40

Location: Elkton, Maryland USA

Asking Price: $42,000


'Sophia', a Crealock 37

Location: Monterey, California, USA

Asking Price: $35,000


'Kesh', a Wauquiez Gladiateur 33

Location: Indiantown, Florida USA

Asking Price: $37,500


'Aphroditi', a Bavaria 37

Location: Athens, Greece

Asking Price: €62,000


A Cal 27 for saleCal 27

A Cal 27

Location: Waukegan, IL

Asking Price: $7,000


'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 


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


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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...

'Sapphire', a Mason 43

Location: Marina Mazatlán, Mexico

Asking Price: $160,000


'Blue Jay', a J/40

Location: Cadiz, Spain

Asking Price: €80,000


'Sarah', a Pearson 424

Location: St. Augustine, Florida, USA

Asking Price: $59,900


'Asterie', a Hallberg-Rassy 42

Location: Spain

Asking Price: £119,950


'Mialee', a Westsail 42

Location: St Martin, West Indies

Asking Price: $75,000


'Allorshas', an Irwin 40 MKII Citation

Location: Boston, Massachusetts USA

Asking Price: $42,000


'Rhiannon', a Morgan 414 Out-Island Ketch

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Asking Price: $50,000


'Sea Note', an Endeavor 43 Staysail Ketch

Location: Puerto Penasco, Mexico

Asking Price: $125,000


'Picaro', a CSY 44

Location: North Jutland, Denmark

Asking Price: €79,000


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

'Shadowmere', a Hallberg Rassy 41

Location: The Azores

Asking Price: £65,000


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

'Coconut', a Contest 41S

Location: Norway

Asking Price: £74,999


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  Now $279,500


'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


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

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

Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Asking Price: $119,000   Now $99,000!


'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


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.

Lady Rebel, an Irwin 52 live-aboard sailboat for sale'Lady Rebel'

'Lady Rebel', an Irwin 52

Location: Guatemala

Asking Price: $250,000


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

'Aleria', a Bowman 57

Location: Ireland

Asking Price: €275,000


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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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


'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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