My fiance and I have lived on a smaller lake for years now and have had a few smaller 17-20' open bows. We love being on the water and sometimes crash out for the night under the stars, but the open bows don't offer much protection from the elements. We got to thinking about getting a 21' Cuddy for our small lake but think we will sacrifice too much space for a small sleeping area. We then start looking into keeping a small open bow for our lake but purchasing a nice 25-27' cabin cruiser for a large nearby lake (Lake St Clair, Michigan). We would love to have one on that lake to go out for the weekends and be large enough to sleep a 4 and have kitchen/bathroom amenities. We priced out some of the Marina slips and they arent too badly priced, around $1500 for a six month season. What we aren't sure on is how costly the other upkeep and services would be. We don't want to get a cabin cruiser then find we are in over our heads. Obviously it differs from location to location, but what do usual winter storage fees? Do they charge a lot of money to move the boats in and out of storage you? Are engine maintenance much more common and expensive over smaller boats open bows that we are used to owning? Is fuel consumption much more drastic? We expect a Cabin Cruiser to obviously be more expensive than a smaller open bow but we dont want to get a good idea on how much more.