Originally Posted by GFC
If you take your time and buy your second boat first you likely will be able to enjoy it for years to come.
I agree with this. We started looking at sedan bridge boats up to 36". We also received additional advice such as "two heads are a must if you ever plan on guests"! We ended up with 46" LOA, 2 staterooms/2 heads and were glad that we chose to go larger and be able to have guests on our "weekender" boat.
As fate has it we loved PNW boating so much we wanted to cruise year round farther and longer on trips so we went up to a 63" pilothouse within a couple of years. This really enabled our year round boating schedule by removing a lot of weather concerns!
So your use cases are critical to understanding how you want to use the boat and then any future plans can help avoid 10 foot-itis!!