Hello. I am not going to be a frequent user of the forum. Not yet at least.
I have been living in Florida
for 9 years now and I have for the longest time hemmed and hawed about getting a boat
that I can use for cruising the coast line. I grew up in my dad's bass boats on the lakes and rivers of SC, but aside from that, I do not have a lot of knowledge about boats. And yes, I know, or suspect, that running a boat
on the sea is a bit different animal to running a boat in freshwater.
My thing is, I don't know the classification of the type of boat I am interested in, so I would greatly appreciate it if someone can help me. What I am thinking of, as stated above, is a boat stable enough to handle coastal running, maybe going out on the Gulf side, and has a cabin
comfortable enough that if I so chose to run from Jacksonville
to the Keys to Tampa without leaving the boat, I could do so. The boat has to be a motored boat as I have spinal issues and have already been told that sailing is out.
I understand that this might sound like I might be a bit naive, but I am more the type that overthinks things instead of just going for it.