Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Welcome to the forum. Your "boating" redemption is at hand.
Before looking for a boat, it might be wise to invest in some sailing lessons in a setting that approximates your intentions such as a multi-day live aboard Learn to Sail/Cruise course such as those offered through Colgate's Offshore Sailing School. With that you'll have a better idea as to whether sailing is your cupp'a tea and a better sense of what type yacht might best satisify your needs/objectives.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."