I see this isn't your first post, wooden head
, but welcome aboard anyway!
Lovely area you're in. There are threads here, and there was a book mentioned on the subject of how to get your wife aboard for cruising. Also currently running is a thread about why cruising couples quit cruising, and you guys might find that of interest, too.
Other than the environmental impact, motor boating
works well for some. Depending on your wealth, ocean crossing
MB's cost lots, plus the noise
, and fuel
Sailing, for ocean crossing
, involves different skill sets, experience, costs, and compromise.
Enjoy, life is short, and dead is long.