Ya, I have been reading some studies about children raised on boats with some impressive results for sure. One of my other concerns is the maintenance of the vessel. I have read so many different points of view that my head is spinning. I understand that certain boats can be less resilient the forces of nature, but it would be nice to have a ballpark idea of the boats needs. Is there anything to steer clear of for a new boater? Also any suggestions of a boat which might suit my needs?