I've been a boater for several decades and now that I am nearly at retirement I've decided to take the plunge and buy a live aboard. (I have lived aboard before on a friends yacht for a full year and loved it) Up front, I can't throw millions at this and hope to stay in the 250K to 300K range for a good used yacht. From my online looking that seems quite doable as long as I don't buy a piece of kaw kaw. Even though I have an extensive background in boating I WILL be using a professional for a survey of anything I intend to make an offer on. With that said, few things I need to ask the knowledgeable folks about and the first may seem silly but to me its critical. I'm 6'6" or there about and it seems most yachts are designed with really small folks in mind. Can you folks give me any pointers on finding a yacht with real head room? Is there one manufacture that is better than the others or is it down to specific models? Being on board a boat with no head room is ok for a few days but living on one,,, not so much. Second, as I've been doing on-line shopping I've noticed that yachts overseas (Spain, Greece, Italy, Mediterranean Sea) are LOTS cheaper. Is buying one over seas recommended or are there a million "gottcha's" just waiting for the unknowing?