Hi folks! First post. I am looking to purchase a trawler in the next couple of years. I have been reading this forum and searching Yachtworld and others for a couple of years. Went to Trawlerfest in FL last Feb. Will dock the boat in the FL panhandle or Mobile Bay. Plan is to cruise this area for learning, then one day, Great Loop & maybe islands in eastern Caribbean. Mostly will be my wife and I, occasional couple guest. I am 6'3" so headroom is important, other preferences; aft cabin, galley up and bridge, 36' to 42'. My budget is $150k max. Obviously its going to be an older boat, which is fine, I have remodeled houses and have restored an old TR6. I love GB but know they are a premium, I also like OA.
Just looking for opinions, anybody have one?