Since I never had a 40 footer, is the bow thruster overkill then? I just imagine with that big a boat that the windage would be an issue.
As far a competitive boats, what boats can you recommend? We are looking to spend under $200k, we want the two cabin layout preferably with two heads and a equipped galley. Seating for 8 inside would be high on the list. But most importantly, sailing ease for two.