Hi all, I just signed up to the site hoping to get some education and insight into the boating world. I am a single guy, 40 years old. Just moved to San Francisco. Ive been renting a place here about 6 months and have been interested in living on a boat here. I know Im not interested in sailboats. Ive been checking out the 30' - 40' range flybridge style boats and they seem to have the most room inside. Im looking for something that has decent outside area also for laying out in the sun and grilling for instance. A good balance between the two if you will. My portion of the rent in this current apartment is $2300. So I would say anything for a monthly payment on the boat and slip below that is ok with me. Slips here at Fishersmans Wharf are roughly $400-$500 for the size boats im interested in. Ive never lived on a boat and wish I could find someone here to let me sleep on it for a weekend to see how I like it but I don't know how to find a situation like that. I found a boat that I think Im interested in, Ill post the link, its from this site. Its over priced, Ive contacted the broker and he said they are willing to come down to similar comps. 2006 Sea Ray Motoryacht Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com Any recommendations on boats with what Im looking for? I don't have intentions on going out to rough seas but I would be interested in coastal cruising. I plan on taking boating lessons here and have spoken with them regarding this and they know what my intentions are. I have operated a smaller boat when I was younger, my fathers 22' Sea Ray on Lake Erie in Buffalo NY. But I really like to have a modern roomy interior and somewhere between a 30' - 40' flybridge around the $225,000 range appears to be in my monthly price range. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. If there is anything other that would be helpful for you to know please let me know, or any advice or tips about being a boat owner or other things/costs that Im not considering please let me know, any insight would be great. Thank you, Rob E-mail Address Removed; Read the Rules.