Originally Posted by Capitaine R
................. Of course our boat will send most of its time in South West Florida, so an A/C system and a generator will be on the list of needs because in the summer air vents won't help, they will just funnel in the no see-ums.
AC would be pretty important but I wouldn't insist on having a generator. A generator is roughly $10K and many of my friends who have generators on their boats find that they don't work because they don't get enough use.
We have AC but no genset. When it gets too hot for us to be comfortable at anchor, we take a slip in a marina and run the AC on shore power. I figure we can spend a lot of nights in marinas for $10K. And of course being in a marina gets us long hot showers as well and sometimes a pool or cable TV.