Having first fallen in love with Venice more than 15 years ago it was inevitable that I would eventually think about acquiring a holiday home in the city. I now need a boat with tender like characteristics. It'll be a boat for city transport more than cruising open waters. I mean, I'd like for it to be able to cruise the Venetian lagoon, but I wont take it out into the Adriatic. I need it to be highly maneuverable to negotiate the smaller canals. Size is definately an issue as it can't be too big. It needs to be easy to get on and off, mooring it needs to be fast and simple and to top it all off, I'd like it to stand out a little bit in terms of design. As this will be my very first boat, I have no idea where to even begin to look. Obviously I intend to see a few boatshows, but other than that I thought that the best idea would be to ask someone like you guys. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Ben.