We're living aboard here in Toronto on a 35 ft Niagara. It's our 4th winter. There are lots of boats that will suit you as a permanent home, but some are more fun and capable sailors as well. Look for an Ontario 32. They're going for less than $50K Canadian in a buyer's market. It's one of the primo cruise/liveaboard choices for couples...and it has a shallow enough draft to move around in canals and the ICW, they have been sucessfully sailed trans-Atlantic to Europe and will transit European canals with ease. My wife is 6'2" so we bought a 27 year old Niagara 35. She has 6'3" to 4" nearly everywhere. Niagara 35s have a bit more weight and draft. Look at the Aloha 32 as well. Same designer and pattern as a Niagara 35 but shorter.