Originally Posted by Andy G
Assuming an annual running time of the boat underway of 150 hours a year I submit the following for consideration. .
Our marina has many big boats owned by out of towners. We, as well, live far away from the boat so when we get there it is not an afternoon retreat but a week, month or six month retreat.
Thus for us and many long distance commuters, bigger in most respects is better as the boat is now our mobile house with requisite onboard laundry facilities, additional bunks, heads, storage and living space appreciated. Not to mention size matters when doing those two or three thousand mile jaunts to see the sights.
Also not to forget budget. Bigger requires more bucks to maintain, berth and fuel. I just spent some time on a 100'er with requisite with 5 person crew and tag along fishing boat. The owner's lament - the boat is not big enough. It has been this way for about 5000 years.