As I’ve narrowed my "wants vs. needs" list (maybe a little), a smaller, trailerable craft shows more and more promise in several aspects. It would allow me to store it easily (no moorage or dock space requirements… park it in my back yard). I can move from waterway to waterway as I need to, fairly rapidly, and make the most of a couple of weeks of vacation. Its something I could build in a reasonable time frame.

Most of these craft are a little higher speed (planing hulls, many of them) which allows for "getting there" a bit sooner… the tradeoff is fuel economy, but many aren’t bad due to their smaller size.

Amenities can be "decent" but you in general are not talking a live aboard palace here 🙂