One more high-five
thank you for all the help everyone has been here! We're also going to consider the many pros and cons with transport vs. a couple of newbies getting their feet wet on a maiden voyage. Dan, I enjoyed reading "The Trip" and (assuming I didn't botch things up), agree that the journey could be very fun and memorable! We're also now in touch with a broker who has given us some comps on models similar to one we've found, but he'll search FL inventory too. My partner will be in southern FL mid week for work and has a chance to do some looking if any of you know of motor
yacht types of vessels in the $50K range we should check out. I'm kind of the "aft cabin" type, but can be flexible!
And on a final note, once we fine-tune our plans a bit more, I might post a question specifically about "issues" we haven't thought of associated with leaving it for weeks (possibly a month or two) unattended since we'll still have our place in Virginia and get down to live aboard it when we can get to Florida
. Too bad we're not retired yet, but lucky our work is somewhat flexible.
Feel free to keep the good advice coming!