Hello all! I am new! Thanks for having me and I apologize for so many questions! My boyfriend and I are looking at doing The Great Loop in a few years. We are not sure what type of boat we would need that could do the loop and then afterwards be good for cruising the gulf coast (part-time liveaboards), possibly hopping over to the Bahamas and US Virgin Islands and back to the gulf. I have been researching and researching, and keep coming up with conflicting information. It is getting a tad frustrating. We are planning on buying a boat next year to start to learn boating. I thought it would be great to find something that would be good for us when we do the loop, but I cannot figure out what kind of boat that would be. Please offer any advice. TIA!