As you get older more and more sailors turn to power boats.
For two people you do not need anything over 40 ft.
Here in Australia
nearly ALL new cruising boats are multihulls. The women prefer to sail or motor
, flat not healing or rolling from one side to the other.
love the idea of living aboard
, the independance etc but it is difficult to find a women who loves cruising.
It all sounds a great idea to them at first but I would make sure your little "tempest 36DD"s really likes the life.
A friend of mine who has been cruising for 25 years, reckons he can only get them to last 2 years, but he never has any trouble finding a fresh one. Also he doesn't have a shower
on board and no desalinator. ?