Newbie to motoryachts here, need some advice. Have owned numerous smaller craft up to 40' (Chapparal, Doral) for protected/semiprotected waters (although Long Island Sound can get pretty rough some days), and sailboats from C&C 28, to Benneteau 42. Now looking for a liveaboard motoryacht to keep in S. Florida for the winters (near my aging mother). I live in NY. Recently saw a Pershing 88 (2002) for under $800,000 USD and know nothing about them, other than they are made in Italy and look like Ferraris on water. I will be living on this boat 4-6 months a year, which will likely be docked between Lake Boca and Jupiter. But I would like to do some blue water cruising (not passagemaking), and would like to know how seaworthy they are in the rare event I'm out and it starts blowing. I have always been attracted to beautiful and fast cars and boats (and airplanes), but is the Pershing 88 liveable for one person plus occasional family and guests, and is it safe "just in case"? Any help, including alternate suggestions much appreciated. I cannot live in a condo surrounded by neighbors that costs twice the asking price of this boat. Other comparables I looked at were $1.5-$2M USD, so this looks like a bargain.