Hello. I joined this forum as part of my effort to learn about boating and boats. I know very little that is specific to boats. About me: 62 years old Business Owner (design, manufacturing of custom automation machinery together with the integration of industrial robots) Pilot, multi engine land, instrument Significant mechanical knowledge and experience including cat diesels, building many street rods, etc Rather than buy a second home for the cold months and vacations, we have been thinking that a mid sized motor yacht (if that is even the right term) might make sense. There’s zero chance I’d consider operating a vessel of the size I’ve got in mind on my own for the first year. My flying experience leaves me fairly sure that the trip planning, weather awareness, and navigation aspects would not be a problem. Beyond those things, I’d be starting from ground zero. Any wisdom or thoughts offered will be received with gratitude.