, a power boat has a lot more room and living space. No question there. But that 10 percent you want to be away from the dock
will cost a lot of money
in a power boat. A 200 km trip might cost $800 US ($991 Singapore
dollar) in a power boat, but only $50 US ($62 Singapore
Dollar) That's for a sailboat motoring both ways. If sailing part or all the way, the price
is much lower. Oh thats for an average 35 foot sail and power boat. A trawler
power boat will get about the same fuel
usage as a sailboat. So that is an option.
Being a poor liveaboard
sailor myself, having a older sailboat made sense. For what the average powerboater spends in fuel
in one trip, I can sail / motor
for a year to two. I tend to spend most of my time away from docks.
Best of luck to you...