Hello Everyone, I want to introduce myself and give you a little background. I’m a professional in my forties with three young kids 11/10/8 years old. They all love the water and were taught to swim from when they were 2 years old. I had a lakehouse in the past with a boat but found that what I really wanted was a boat to stay on with the kids and family and take out on the big holidays and weekends and just put the anchor down and relax. I am not looking to run in circles all day pulling people and trying to keep ropes out of the prop while getting sunburned. I have access to a largish lake and want to have something to make some memories with the kiddos while they are young. I am looking for something in the 40-45 ft range to serve as both a lakehouse and take out on the weekends. I love the flybridge visibility but have older parents who would struggle with the access. The common boats around here are carvers, searays and meridians but I love the agelessness and quality of the SUNSEEKERs. Is it worth it to ship one in vs buying a local boat? Desirables include washer/dryer, central vac two staterooms and possibly would be willing to step up in length to get three. Budget is 3-500 but would be open to cheaper boats however I am concerned with excess deferred maintenance on the older ones. The sports cars are gone to prepare for the expenses that may arise but obviously I would like to minimize losses where possible. Any thoughts are appreciated.