Upgrading the Boat- $35,000

The cost of updating a boat to prepare it for long distance blue water cruising will differ for each boat and each family. But this is what we choose to meet our needs best. We realize we could easily have done it for a fraction of this cost or spent 2 to 3 times this amount. We found this to be our comfort zone with enough bells and wistles to be both safe and comfortable from our perspective. 

Below is a list of the significant items we upgraded. 

 

Significant Upgrades

Solar Panels  

$3000 (including arch, panels, cables and controller)

Voyager Windvane

$1900 (Used)

Quantum Radar

$1200

Raymarine Chart Plotter

$400

AIS

$424

Katadyn Power Survivor 35 Water Maker

$750 (used)

New Standing Rigging

$6000

New Sail Set

$1800 Main

$2500 135% Genoa

Stack Pack 

$1200

Strong Track

$1000

Rocna 15 w/ 200 feet of chain

$285 anchor

$135 chain (Used)

Wifi Booster

$550

Offshore Life Raft

$1600

Iridium Go

$800

New Refrigeration 

$800

Firefly Battery Bank (300 ah)

$1500

2nd Fuel Tank (28 gal)

$50 (second hand but never used)

LED Lighting

$250

Sailing Dinghy w/ outboard

$450 Sailing Dinghy (Used)

$550 Outboard (Used)