We're not speed freaks, so if the journey takes a little longer, that's OK. If speed is the trade off for stability and room, then that makes sense.
We're thinking this would be the "retirement" boat. We're child-free, no kids, no grandkids, but we do love dogs and will have a couple on board -- small, less than 15 lbs.
We're not open water folks, so we envision ICW, sounds, bays, protected waters.
We don't have a solid financial target yet, the future will hold that secret, but we'd suspect under the $400K range.
Thanks for your insight and response.
Craig and Mary.
S/V Oooo, Baby!