first, i'm a diehard power boater and Betsy (my wife) could care less as long as I handle it. last time around we had a 65 eldridge-mcInnis trawler
which was a wonderful long range vessel. After a few years living on board it became clear to me that my wonderful wife really didn't like being at sea. She loved the new port, the friendly people and all, but she would frequently fly to our destination
if it was more than say 120 miles. Overnight trips were out (sailing in the dark was too scary) so this time we will use a 54 searay express cruiser
which turns 100 miles into four hours underway and puts the entire carribean at our daysailing feet (she has a range of 450 miles) . keep you posted on how this plan works out. My wife is a retired business consultant while i spent 50 years as a mechanic
(a few with searay). I see this as a bold move and invite your cautions (skip the stink pot stuff - i'm immune) look foreward to your advice.