Originally Posted by Swabby
Plan on doing the loop, the keys and the Chesapeake Bay in the summers. Basically a "Snowbird", on the Bay in the summers and down South in the winter.........Brad
Assuming you can time your movements to match sea states, pretty much most "trawlers" will work for that, then. The Chesapeake can beat you up a little if you have to travel in a chop, but otherwise it's reasonably benign... and the Keys ditto except for those pesky occasional hurricane things (at which point the brand of boat won't usually matter as much as other things).
Defever, CHB, Marine Trader, Island Gypsy, Sabreline, Monk... Just grab whatever brand names come up from a "trawler" search on Yachtworld, if you haven't done that already.
In the meantime, the Mainship boats have been decent (I think there's still an owners group on Yahoo or somewhere). Can't speak first-hand to Albin, but I see others have... and it sounds like a credible option.