Hello all, I'm currently looking for a long-range vessel to travel the world via water. Unfortunately, I have lived in a sportfish bubble so I know very little about the trawler/explorer world. However, I am experienced with boats as a whole - from the motors to the systems to the electronics. I recently met a couple on a Nordhavn (60'+ - I forget) who raved about the boat and the company, which as we all know, is weird in the boating industry as there are ALWAYS problems. As it turns out, Nordhavn has a heck of a reputation. I also spoke to some "friends" who own both sportfishers and explorers and they all recommend going Dutch. Problem is, I don't want a 40 meter, $30 Million dollar boat with a full-time crew. I currently have two captains who maintain my other boats, who would love to travel the world via water as well so I think it would be a great setup to have them join along and help maintain and run the vessel. Switching them over to full-time would be a minimal increase in expenses. Issue is, what size boat could I make this happen without needing a full-time staff for one boat. One captain maintains the systems, the other maintains the "appearance" with his wife and two kids; four people in total. Next issue is, which shipyard builds a quality boat with long-range capabilities? Nordhavn? Sounds like it, but I am looking for steel, and maybe most importantly, something not made in China (They're already a powerhouse of a nation - I'd prefer to give business elsewhere). Though for some reason, I have been coming back to Nordhavn. I came across Bering. They also look interesting, though new. Not too much on them, unfortunately. Van Der Valk is a dutch builder with an Explorer line. Again, not much on them. Hartman Yachts has the Amundsen line, but as the trend goes, not a lot of information. I'm a single guy, so in addition to the two captains and their family, we'll need four berths. I'd also like two other berths for guests, so that's six in total. This isn't a traditional owner/crew relationship where the crew needs their own quarters; instead, we enjoy doing everything together (They refer to me as the Third Stew since I am hands on and let them dictate chores/tasks! I love learning from their years of experience.). Because of this, I'd like the option to run the boat from the flybridge, have ample exterior space and an additional space to "get away" from everyone when needed (Ex. A Sky Lounge). As I stated in the beginning, I just want a quality build. If there's one thing I learned from buying new boats, it's forget about the warranty and just do it yourself. So the bones are more important to me than getting a new refrigerator installed (Usually half@$$ed). I figured you guys (And Gals) would be more intone with all of this than myself. Hopefully I can narrow down a few companies then spend the time visiting the yards and sales teams.