If you have been thinking about moving up into the cruising life but are not sure if you (or your spouse) will like it, then the new Mainship 35 might be just the ticket for you. Don’t think that just because this boat is only 35’ long you can’t do long-distance coastal work in her. You can. Remember that the now much-revered Grand Banks line of trawlers started with a 36-footer. Forty years ago that boat started out a couple of generations of yachtsmen, many of whom ended up becoming blue water veterans. The new Mainship 35 is affordable ($315k MSRP), easy to handle (has both a bow and stern thruster standard), and is equipped with dependable diesel engines, either twins or a single, for economical operation.