It is not clear whether you have already committed to the Bayliner or are just considering it. If it is the latter, I suggest you consider a small diesel-powered trawler
. You can find quite a number of options in the 30ft range on Yachtworld in a range of prices. They will give you the fuel
efficiency and perform much more like the sailboat you are used to. For a 30ft boat, you should try to find a single
with an engine
no larger than 150HP, and could be as small as 65HP.