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Opening a discussion on the idea of buying a really large boat and turning into an office for a startup?


by @swarner | 5yr  | 7 comments

Ever heard of people buying an old school bus together and taking a road trip throughout the U.S.? Well itโ€™s kind of like that.

What are the chances of a bunch of freelancers, or a startup, buying a really big boat, and working 100% remotely, while cruising to a different country each year? Kind of like Semester at sea but for a company or group of freelancers!

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@ifdattic | 5yr

@wanderingdev makes really good points. Plus youโ€™re forgetting to include a lot of small things that will make a PIA. The good boat will cost a lot and keeping it in good shape will cost just as much. Even if youโ€™re staying in one place sooner or later it will need a new paint job and other maintenance tasks. The fuel costs a lot and it will be another huge expense. The docks might not always be in a good place of town so you will end up working from a boat somewhere far away from the downtown (not including the environment quality). If you stay in one place for a year donโ€™t see a lot of point in the boat (the cool thing about a boat is that you could just tie off the rope and leave), you could just buy a plane ticket each year. Also not sure about the prices for having a place at the docks, but guessing it will end up about the same as renting something in the city. This looks like one of those ideas what sound great in your idea (porn for imagination), but in practice you stay away from it as far as possible (unless you want to make your life miserable).

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

Yeah, marina space for a boat like this could be hundreds a day for a well located marina.

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

well, if you have the tens of millions it would cost to buy a boat like that, I suspect you can do anything you want with it. :slight_smile:

The problem is, you canโ€™t compare a boat to real estate. In general, real estate goes up or stays neutral in value over the long term. Boats are always a depreciating asset and they require much more in the way of maintenance and upkeep than most buildings.

And if youโ€™re not charging people to be on it, youโ€™d have to carry the hundreds of thousands of dollars of operating costs a year on your own.

Youโ€™re comparing apples to bananas. and certainly with a boat like that, I donโ€™t think itโ€™s a viable nomad option.

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

Something like this: https://www.coboat.org/

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@swarner | 5yr

Close @wanderingdev ! Only itโ€™s not so much people that come and go like a company retreat, but rather more of solely owned company location, that moves every year. Something like this. After all, I canโ€™t imagine the price Uber or AirBnB has spent on real estate! To buy out a modern high rise in down town Manhattan or San Francisco has to be a lot more than a bit boat. The employees of the startup wouldnโ€™t have to pay to be on the boat, after all, people donโ€™t have to pay to use their employers office building! It could be similar to a Green Peace Research Vessel, or the one Virginia University uses for Semester at Sea. :slight_smile:

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@swarner | 5yr

@ifdattic @wanderingdev You make awesome points! If you think about it, I wouldnโ€™t be so facetious to jump the gun here. If purchasing a midsize Science Research (R/V or RV) was so expensive, then Virginia University wouldnโ€™t of been able to pull off Semester at Sea. Not to mention National geographic, Green Peace, or other funded groups. Sure you may think they have the Billionaires of the world lined up to endorse them, when in reality that is far from the truth.

As I was mentioning before, in the original posting, groups such as AirBnB, Uber, Pinterest, Tinder, etc all donโ€™t just buy one single piece of real estate, at least to my knowledge. Plus additional names out there, they buy multiple properties! Some have locations in down town Manhattan, Tokyo, Sydney, Delhi (least expensive most likely), Singapore, Brazil (Also slightly more affordable than the others), and so on.

The above being said, a R/V would generally cost you, for the size being required, and if used, anywhere between 2,000,000 USD to 18,000,000 USD, depending on the gear you outfit it with, such as an ice breaker haul, utility vehicles, New mess haul appliances, etc.

Now remembering that you would be buying just one boat, verses a gaggle or so of skyscrapers. From what Iโ€™ve gathered, having a positive mind, skyscrapers start minimum of 10,000,000 USD and can go to several BILLION! Unless you plan on buying a U.S. Aircraft carrier, which is far from what Iโ€™m saying, you could buy several R/Vโ€™s and come nowhere close to the limit you would spend on a single skyscraper.

Besides the fact that if you DO decide to ask your employees to sacrifice salary for accommodations, since they would not be doing so as they would if working at a fixed location, like a tax, that would be sufficient for any maintenance that would need to be addressed to such a vessel.

When I worked at a hotel in Miami, FL on Ocean Drive, I was given a tour by the โ€œEngineering Teamโ€ of the facility. These were NOT your average Janitors. These guys worked with some SERIOUS equipment. From HVAC Systems to high tech Boiler Unites that were nearly as, if not more, complex than your average Diesel Combustion Engine found on a boat.

Here are some links to support what I have said thus far. :slight_smile:

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1963/Explorer-Research-Expedition-Vessel-2433914/East-Coast/FL/United-States#.VyoRBBUrLeQ

http://www.loopnet.com/for-sale/manhattan-ny/ (I had the search criteria of Manhattan, New York Entered)

P.S. Not to mention Chelsea, I wasnโ€™t even searching in the most popular areas of town that companies are in the market for.

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