I would get the biggest boat I could.* A single engine with a bow thruster would be great.
People buy Trawlers because of the cost of fuel. *You can either go fast and spend 9 or 10 gallons of fuel. Get banged and bumped around to get where you are going.
For instance my boat burns about 1.5 gallons per hour I only go 7 knts but I have lots of room and a smoth comfortable ride enjoying the senery and wildlife.
*the trip becomes the whole point.* Not the destination.
To quote "It is the journey not the vessel"*
If you can afford it.**Get a boat with a hull that will plane and go for it.
If not.**Slow down, get a Trawler and cruise