The top image is of the family home, Thetis. We lived aboard from 1961 through 1963 and made three ICW trips and sailed the Bahamas and South Florida. The bottom image is the sloop I skippered and lived aboard in the Caribbean during the 2004-2005 sailing season. The family home was way more comfortable. The lower image was way more fun to sail. Choices about the perfect boat all really hinge on purpose, same with houses ashore.