My wife and I are wanting to move up to something that fits our growing family better. Currently we own a 26 Hewescraft Pacific Cruiser and we really enjoy the ability to trailer our current boat and go where ever we want. So we've been looking for 30ish ft welded aluminum with twin outboards but we just can't swing the cost right now. We've also started looking at bigger fiberglass boats such as Tollycraft, Meridian, etc but I know nothing about the costs of owning a boat that can't be towed. I've checked around on moorage fees in Seward and Whittier and I'm well aware of the long wait times for the slips in Whittier.
Problem is, what I don't know is how much it costs, outside of moorage, to own a big boat that is moored rather than trailered. How much and how often to pull the boat out and bottom paint, typical costs for these things, typical routine maintenance of owning a 'BIG BOAT', winter time issues, etc. If anyone can help out with making the jump from a trailered boat to a moored boat I'd be grateful.
Thanks in advance for the help.