Skabeeb.... the other advantage is that you'll be in contact with a lot of people who will be able to point you to possible boats.
When the admiral and I were boat shopping
, we had an agreement -- either of us could veto a boat for any reason however silly. She vetoed one because of the color. (I had to agree ... harvest gold...ugh)
Also, when you do come to buy, consider such things as your relative sizes.... things you can do easily, she might find difficult on some boats.
And that Catalina
has a porta-potty, which I would not like. Give me something with a holding tank