If money is no object then get a Jeanneau 41DS with "dock and go". Skip the Hunter. While docking you'll embarrass every old salt within a week.
Besides; what's a few dings in the learning process.
ASA 101-104; then hire a local to go out with you to practice and in a month or two you will have it down. You'll find plenty of good sailors to go out on a new boat.
I'd say go for it!! Don't let the naysayers scare you away. 40' is just right. Especially on a modern boat.
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