"Sarah" is my name for a Simrad Autopilot. It is surely female because you have to be careful to push her buttons the right way. Once I became a little disoriented & initiated a jibe. She slapped me back by breaking the topping lift that I had forgotten to loosen.
Once you have some experience with a 'smaller' boat then one could leverage that into chartering bigger boats in areas that would take you month(s) to reach in the smaller boat.
Captain Bill, ret. from everyday work