If you are sailing in the waters stated with family I would recommend a stable safe yacht with a very proven safety record. A boat that will look after you even when you get things wrong.
A boat that you rarely have to reef with standard rig in anything up to a F6, fast around the cans with a good handicap, and just enough space with some having 5 berths.
I do know of a very late one that has just come on the market due to a sudden death of the owner and family seemingly looking for a quick sale at a very competitive price.
I knew the owner but otherwise I have no connection or interest other than the fact that I've owned a Twister and can think of no better boat for your needs.
Twisters are often pricey for their size, but ask anyowner or past owner about them, there is rarely serious criticism.
The new editor of YM has one and has cruised thousands of miles in her
PM me if interested
Last edited by Scotty_Tradewind; 07-04-12 at 05:59.
You never get to where you want to go if you only travel on sunny days.