Hopefully this is a place that I can get some real useful information about boat ownership. I'm just in the thinking stages at this point, so I'm open to all sorts of thoughts and advice. I'm seriously considering purchase of a boat/yacht, maybe in the 40-57 ft. range. I have no experience with boats this large. I'm 71 years old and it would be mostly just me and my wife. We have a beach house in NC, just off the ICW, and can rent a slip very close to our house. We would be mainly interested of just cruising up and down the East coast, with maybe an occasional trip further around Florida?? I have all sorts of questions, but mainly I wonder if just the two of us can handle this large boat without help? Rather than go through a string of questions I would like to welcome general advice and suggestions, based on people with the experience I lack. Thanks.