I shouldn't be surprised at how many current and future cruisers are based in Charleston. I live just across the river in Mount Pleasant. My wife and I are in the exact same situation, about 5 years out from retirement and buying our next boat (sooner if things work out). We are still trying to figure out how big we need to go but I'm guessing with my height (6'7") it'll be on the bigger side. I've been eyeballing the Defever 44s as they seem to have nice headroom.