Living on the high-priced seas

$200 to $2 million

There are 400 different boat manufacturers and literally hundreds of boats, according to Men’s Fitness. You can spend as little as $200, or as much as $2 million.


It could cost 10 percent of a yacht’s initial purchase price annually to keep it running, according to Investopedia. So, in theory, a $10 million yacht would set you back $1 million a year in operational costs.

 $100K or more

Investopedia also says berthing spots during prime-time events such as the Monaco Grand Prix can cost $100,000 or more for a five-day stay.

$84K to $180K

The captain of a 100-to-160-foot vessel with more than five years of experience will demand a salary of $84,000-180,000 annually, according to Investopedia.

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