I would do the inland water
ways then follow the coast. With a new boat it will provide an excellent shakedown cruise
while remaining close to services and parts
when issues arise. And once you get to NYC
, there are plenty of longer hops you can do to get some 24x7 operation time in as well as day hopping.
If a boat runs for 1hr, it's likely to run for another 1hr. If it runs for 10hrs, it's likely to run for another 10hrs. If it runs for 100hrs, it's likely to run for another 100hrs. But you need to get through those first 1, 10, 100hrs to build confidence in a boat.