I hope this is OK, not sure where the search function is on this forum. If not please delete. We have been RVing full time in a 40'er for a couple of years and recently decided to look into trying our hand at boating. Just started looking at motor yachts to get an idea of what we would like and think a 40-45'er outfitted for live aboard rather than a weekender type (larger fridge, water and fuel capacities, etc...) would work for us. No big hurry and plan to take a year or more to look, visit, attend boat shows and generally get familiar with what's available. We would prefer to buy used. Buying a new RV has soured us on new, (we had too many to count warranty issues, most of which I ended up fixing myself as it was faster and easier), and figure used will have most of those bugs worked out. Am I right in that thinking? We have never owned a boat. I have some experience with smaller boats, former Navy and dive team member on a large fire department before retiring. Do you think we are biting off more than we can chew by considering a 40'+ as our first? Plans for our new adventure would be mostly cruising S. Florida, Keys, Bahamas, maybe doing the Great Loop. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.