My parents got out of the boating game about 15 years ago. They had a 42' sailboat. I often wonder if they had owned a trawler or similar if they would have been able to keep doing it longer. I'm currently boatless, but hope to have one fairly soon...for how long, is anyone's guess. If I have it for 25 years, I'll be well past retirement. Seems like a good deal to me.
These are the jokes...you better start laughing.