I do admire, and identify with, your yearning for an UK vacation. Also, like you, when I travel I like to have certain creature comforts from home with me. However, there are such things that are just too large to be practical to take with you. There is a boat that leaves this side of the pond from New York named the Q.E. II. I think she would provide you adequate passage to the UK and back, and alleviate the need for you to bring your own boat. Just a thought.