Hello all, Happy 4th! I have boating since I was 14 and have operated power and sailboats up to 44 Ft. I am in a partnership on a 36 sailboat. My wife occasionally goes along but prefers a roomier cabin and power.
We have started looking at powerboats from 32 to 42 and have narrowed it down to trawlers and convertibles where most of the cabin is topsides. We would keep it in the SFO bay area, either Alameda or Benicia and it would be for long weekends or a week or two.
I am not as familiar with trawlers as other powerboats but they seem to be my wife's favorite. We are looking at few next week and would really appreciate any input. I have listed them below:
36 Island Gypsy Europa https://www.yachtworld.com/core/list...dbolandyachts&
32 Grand Banks trawler
CHB Tri cabin Diesel Trawler
36 Albin Trawler
I am good with the DIY and do a lot of it (espcially wood and bright work) and don't mind buying one that needs some TLC. I am on the sailboat Crusier Forum and have found a ton of great folks willing to share their experience and knowledge. Thanks in advance for all of your help.