When you consider the fact that a boat from Michigan only gets used 4 to 6 months a year vs. a Florida boat that in the SUN and Salt
12 months a year...you would be better off with a northern boat.
Having lived in South Florida since 1955, I can tell you, nothing lasts long here....You dont ever see a 1955 Chevy here...you wont see any wood
boats here...although my dad had several wooden Chris Crafts when I was a kid.
The UV exposure and salt environment
just eats everything.