I have been thinking about getting involved in some form of yachting. I have been around boating on a smaller scale for 30+ years. So, I have some questions to get me started with research and understanding. Now, I am not looking to make a purchase and take off into the wild blue yonder. I know it will take a few years to build up these skills. I would just like so guidelines from some experienced folks. 1) What size yacht is needed to make day cruises in the carribean. An island hopping tour if you will. No overnight? 2) What type of skills and how much experience is needed to manage a trip like this? 3) What are some key features that are a must have on a boat for a trip like this? 4) Any other information is always welcome.