Hi all. Wife and I are considering relocating to the south of England in the next year or so. We currently cruise the canals in a sixty foot steel narrowboat. If/when we move we would like to try a sea going boat. Have a rough idea of costs of marinas and have chatted with a few people about sailboat costs. What id like to get to understand is the difference between sail and motorboat cost wise? Would be looking at a boat that can sleep two comfortably for a few weeks at a time. Capable of crossing channel, maybe more. Budget of roughly £60000 /£80000 . Obviously a sailboat will be more economical to run, true? Not looking for a fast boat just something powerful enough to cope with sea conditions. Aware that we will need to take lessons and is much to learn. This is just a starting point for us so all advice gratefully received. Thanks ian.