Take my advice then.
Make sure its a boat that can be trailered then.
Leaving them in water can be deadly to the pocket especially here on the Gold Coast.
My insurance here on the Gold Coast has jumped up from $101 per month to $365 p/m
Then you need to store it some where reliable,
I found someone who promised me that I could have the jetty im on long term otherwise I didnt want to take there,
They said no worries that they have lived there for 10 years and dont plan on moving.
They promised me a gate access key to come and go as I needed and power and water on the jetty.
4 weeks in they haven’t done any of the above & have now asked me to move the boat some where else because they are finding inconvenient having to be home to let me in and out o the gate lol.
away I’m moving it over to Runnaway Bay marina now & onto a hard stand.
Being on a hard stand my insurance will go back down to $102 p/m but paying the Marina $118 p/w.
But it will work out cheaper anyway in the long run.
Plus if you want to buy a boat for fishing and the family, then dont buy a family boat as they wont be going as often as you anyway.
But a fishing boat that the family can go in too.
The Riviera has beds, toilet, shower hot n cold water anyway.
The other downside is no more fishing the Seaway like you can in a smaller boat.
No more trolling for Pike in the shallows for me lol.
But after all that if you are still after a boat for both fishing & family I’m considering selling mine 🙂
If you want to come out for a fish some time.
Text me your number & when I have freee space I can text you as its quicker