My wife suggesting getting a power boat ... but... I am from a sailing area and I have a desire to learn sailing. My wife says you can't get anywhere quick but I say sometimes it is the quality of getting there ...
Exactly. Power boats are, to me, good for getting from Point A to Point B quickly, albeit expensively and noisily. If that's what you want to do and you can afford the fuel bill: That's what to do, I guess. ISTM in most cases, if all you want to do is get from point to point, and neither point is an island, you can usually do it as quickly, more cheaply, and certainly more quietly, in a car. My
wife, and I, OTOH, are interested in being on the water for the sake of being on the water.
There are exceptions, of course. For exampl: We have friends that have a summer cottage on an island. It taking a couple hours by sail to get there, as opposed to about 20-30 minutes by power boat, isn't so much the issue as the fact it's too shallow, way too far out, to make much sense in a sailboat. So we wouldn't mind having a small-ish stinkpot for that purpose.
But for just boating around? I'd much, much rather sail than stink-boat around.