Re: Family learning and fun time
ultimately I think you'd prefer a 'sit in' boat with some options for extra adult or kids.. like the Capris mentioned above, perhaps an older Enterprise or Lazy E, any daysailor with a good amount of cockpit seating should do.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)