Thanks Conrad, I am really looking for a slightly used tug, of whichever brand is available.
I was hoping for something like a 2015, lowish hours. But I want to be open minded, and if I came across a much older but really well maintained boat, I'd consider it.
My dilemma is, being inexperienced, and usually alone, I might struggle with a larger boat. Or maybe not. I can dock a boat and my am told with bow thrusters even a larger boat is not too difficult.
I once tied up a 20 foot barge to cleats that were 2 feet underwater in rough and near freezing conditions during the floods of 2019 on my lake in Ontario. How much more difficult can docking be?
More remote areas appeal to me, and I would love to explore further North. Just don't think I am ready for it, unless of course I am based up there.
I think it's safe to say I would almost certainly spend more time at the dock than cruising for the first year, or two.