There are a lot of pluses to the trawler
based on the lifestyle you are describing. Sailing a 50 foot boat to some people is a lot of work and you sound like you plan to motor
Take a look on some of the yacht selling sites for pilothouse yachts or motorsailers. Some of these boats are really nice looking, have the advantage of a salon
that is upstairs where you can see the morning as you have your steaming cuppa. Many have the side decks of a trawler
and the look and feel that I like in that kind of boat.
Personally for me I dont like the option (in retirement) to simply be downstairs in the hull
or sitting in the cockpit
- outdoors or under an awning. This kinda rules iout big monos.
You will hear the motorsailers and pilothouses don't sail well or motor
well. I say, "so what", they are still kinda cool.
Another option and the one I am leaning towards is a 40 foot cat. The hulls are efficient, they sail well and with salon
up you can greet the morning in comfort whether it's sunny or raining. I am sure as I age I will sail less and motor more but thats ok too.