Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat Book

Welcome to the home of the newly revised 18 year Amazon best selling book on living aboard a boat by author Mark Nicholas.

Essentials, updated now for the fourth time educates both dreamers and explorers alike with information about this wonderful and rewarding lifestyle. Mark Nicholas has combined his experience of life aboard with the advice of other liveaboards, marina owners, technicians, boat manufacturers and advocates in order to detail the challenges and offer real advice for success. This lifestyle, typically thought to be out of reach or “for other people,” is now available to all who dream.

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Essentials explains, among other things, how to:

Figure out your needs
Choose the right boat
Buy your boat
Choose the right marina
Forecast your costs
Prepare for the lifestyle
Accommodate partners, children and pets
Outfit your boat
Plan for climates
Safety and sanitation issues
Understand laws, rules and regulations
And more!