A perfect cruisin boat
Although you are looking to retire in 3 years, are you looking to purchase a boat now (actually a very good idea).
I don''t think it''s necessary to get a custom boat. There are way too many well-made production and semi-production boats to choose from. Mechanics and craftsmen skilled to work on custom boats beyond where they were built may not be readily available. A more mainstream boat offers better chances of finding people to service them or at least of getting parts.
If you haven''t decided as yet, I''d like to help you with this project. I find it enourmously satisfying looking for the "perfect cruisin boat".
E-mail me at CaptainRonBVI@aol.com if I can be of any further help.