As my wife and I are in the research stage of transitioning to a liveaboard life (for 5 months of the year....the other 7 are spent at our home in Puerto Rico), we have been asking for opinions on the type of vessel we may choose to have as our home. A recent comment from a friend was that a catamaran (40-45 feet) was the way to go. His reasoning included the warning that a trawler's "rolling" nature would make life unbearable....or at best, unpleasant. We do plan on a significant amount of coastal exploration (east coast of the United States, Nova Scotia, Hudson River Valley, etc. I would be very interested in opinions regarding this subject.
Best, John McGeehan, Montauk, NY