I have been looking at and researching different vessels. I am not sure as to which direction to head. We want to cruise for a time, while our children are small. I have been around power boats for 20 years or more. I have never owned a sailboat. My experience with sail is limited to the sailing I did in scouts. Looking at boats the lure of sail is there, but the size of most sailing vessels is limited. Factors such as fuel costs, shallow draft, and interior space leads me to the catamarans. But, the price. I have looked at a couple of motor sailors, but haven't found one in my region that I liked. Should I allow my lack of experience keep me from pursuing a sailing vessel? What I am finding, the cost seems to be comparable, other than one vessel needing petrol on a constant basis. Trawler, catamaran, or sailboat? Any suggestions?