We are detailing every penny of every purchase we make while cruising.  So after you’ve checked out the other cost page and have seen how much it cost to purchase and outfit our boat for cruising, now you can also find out how much it cost to maintain a cruising lifestyle. Our cost is broken down into eight sections.

Dockage/marina covers any time we stay at a marina, have to pay for a dock or tie up to a mooring ball, or pay to use a marina’s facilities.

Diesel is any fuel we take on our boat, in the tank or in the jerrycans we strap on deck.

Boat Maintenance includes anything related to the boat.  Spare parts we order, cleaning products, hardware, electronics, basically anything that is related to the boat itself.

Boat insurance is  what we pay each month for full coverage on the boat, should anything happen to us.

Groceries/general covers anything we’d purchase at a grocery store.  Food, toiletries, bed sheets, anything you could pick up at a Walmart or Target.

Eating out/Entertainment is for any food or drinks not purchased at the grocery store (we love our fast food) and whatever we spend money on to entertain ourselves.  Could be movie tickets, museum tours, or whatever floats our boat. (Ok, maybe that would fall into boat maintenance)

Cell phone is for our monthly pre-paid plan on our cell phone which includes 100 minutes and unlimited text and data.

Other is anything else we can’t fit into the categories above.  From laundry or clothing purchases to subway passes or the five bucks you hand to the homeless guy on the street, should you ever feel that generous.

January 2013

St. Augustine, Florida

Marina/Dockage: $0.00

Diesel: $0.00

Boat Maintenance: $274.46

Boat Insurance: 122.90

Groceries/General: $207.35

Restaurants/Entertainment: $162.75

Cell Phone: $59.36

Other: $545.43  ($536.74 is from purchasing a new digital camera and two new lenses)

Total: $1,372.25

jan cost

 February 2013

St. Augustine, Florida

Marina/Dockage: $0.00

Diesel: $0.00

Boat Maintenance: $333.86

Boat Insurance: $122.90

Groceries/General: $509.93

Restaurants/Entertainment: $141.63

Cell Phone: $17.59

Other: $2,106.68   ($1,588.94 spent on offshore life raft, other large expenses consisted of: leather camera case, underwater camera case, 2 sets of snorkel gear, charts of the Eastern Caribbean)

Total: $3,232.59

feb cost

March 2013

Florida & The Bahamas

Marina/Dockage: $0.00

Diesel: $304.42

Boat Maintenance: $315.46

Boat Insurance: $122.90

Groceries/General: $352.91

Restaurants/Entertainment: $128.43

Cell Phone: $72.38  (One plan for the US, one plan for the Bahamas)

Other: $349.35  ($300 to Customs for checking in a 34′ boat)

Total: $1,645.85

march cost

April 2013

The Bahamas & Jamaica

Marina/Dockage: $30.00

Diesel: $89.85

Boat Maintenance: $94.00

Boat Insurance: $140.00

Groceries/General: $72.15 

Restaurants/Entertainment: $125.80

Cell Phone: $0.00

Other: $0.00

Total: $551.80

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