I've secretly looked at trollers and trawlers this last year as a possibility for cruising and livaboard. Better living spaces, secure helm
, simpler maintenance
and the like. There are great deals out there right now due to economy. Unfortunately there are great deals out there because it costs $5,000 to fill your tank thanks to oil
costs, so I am stickin' in the sailing boat search.
But, bottom line is there are a lot of benefits to power boats, and with stabilizers can cross oceans - no matter what people say.