I live on a boat in Miami – my bedroom has an escape hatch, but there is a downside to living on a yacht

A BOAT SELLER who lives on one of his yachts has revealed the dark side of his unique life at sea.

JJ Davis said he has to spend entire days maintaining his boat in Miami, Florida.

JJ Davis lives and works on a yacht while also running a charter company


JJ Davis lives and works on a yacht while also running a charter companyPhoto credit: TikTok/@gavrenn
Life on the boat isn't cheap, but it still brings in thousands every month


Life on the boat isn’t cheap, but it still brings in thousands every monthPhoto credit: TikTok/@johnnyyachts
Inside the boat there is a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a bedroom located directly under an escape hatch


Inside the boat there is a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a bedroom located directly under an escape hatchPhoto credit: TikTok/@gavrenn

Although Davis admits his home on the water isn’t nearly as big as some megayachts, he still seems to enjoy a life of luxury.

By day, the accomplished sailor works as a yacht broker and charter owner, which means he sells boats and rents them out for short trips.

A boat called Big Daddy can be rented out to guests on the weekends, but Davis will kick you out at the end of the day so he can go to bed, he told TikToker Gavren Dochterman (@gavrenn) in one Video.

Inside the boat there is a beautiful cabin with a full L-shaped couch and a working kitchen.

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Down in the galley there is a bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower.

And deeper into the cabin is the “stateroom,” also known as Davis’ bedroom, which lies directly beneath an escape hatch.

Life on the boat isn’t cheap, as Davis revealed he spent a whopping $4,816 on expenses in June.

But he said he made about $12,000 from chartering, which gave him a profit of over $7,000.

When asked if he ever gets seasick, Davis replied that he doesn’t, but that he always has medication in case a visitor isn’t so lucky.

“I actually get what they call land sickness,” he said.

“If you stay here long enough and then come back to land, it will feel like your body is shaking.”

In his daily routine, Davis typically wakes up and then jumps into the water to paddle with the dolphins.

On Monday and Tuesday he performs maintenance work to clean the engine and interior after the weekend’s events.

“Wednesday to Friday is yacht sales and Saturday and Sunday we charter,” he said.

One of Davis’ most memorable moments while working in yacht sales was chartering the boat that rapper Future used for a music video.

Some TikToker users agreed in the comments that Davis’ life looked amazing and said they could easily sacrifice a house for a life at sea.

“This is the dream here,” said one user.

“I don’t need a huge house. I would like a boathouse and a mobile home.”

Another person said: “Only working Saturdays and Sundays is his biggest challenge.”

Other people wondered if his lifestyle was lonely and made it difficult to make friends.

“What about hurricanes?” someone else asked.

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PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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