And there are others who live a very nice lifestyle and pass it on the there children and grandchildren.
Bah, thats for the poors........ the real rich offload the helo pad to the yacht support yacht..... and the dive center with submersible/// I mean really, who wants all the noise and stink on your own vessel......I saw a yacht in Venice, Italy that had a helo landing pad on 1 of it's decks. I thought the helo part was just rubbing it in to the rest of us mere peasants.
I looked at a bunch of Catalina and Beneteau 42's when I was in the market myself. For coastal and island hopping I would have like you said save money and have a great sailboat.I've always had a soft spot for the Catalina line. Not as expensive but well made.