Originally Posted by smorlidge
We have been lurking here for a few weeks, doing our research. We are in Seattle, looking for a 34' - 40' trawler to go explore the San Juan Islands in. Thank you in advance for your advice and guidance as we refine our ideas about what we are looking for! Or biggest challenges are headroom - husband is 6'3", and diesel fumes as our boat will be moored in a residential area and we want to stay on good terms with our neighbors!
If you can tie up your boat in a residential area in Seattle, you are in more danger from diesel Mercedes and Audis than a boat.
Lots of boats in that size range. Ask yourself:
- How much are you willing to spend?
- How fast do you want/need to travel?
- How many folks will typically be on board and for how long?
The answer to those questions will start to narrow down the boat selection tremendously.