Recommendations on a 22 - 26 ft weekender?
Another great boat to look at would be a Seafarer. You could pick up a 23 or a 26 footer in your price range in excellent condition. These sleep four pretty easy, but gear for four adults might be a bit tough. They were made some with deisel and some with outboards.
These boats have excellent manners under sail. They are stable and very solidly built.
Jeff mentioned the Ranger 23 as a personal favorite. The Seafarer and the Ranger are close cousins, not unlike Pontiac and Oldsmobile. They are both McCurdy and Rhodes designs. I had mine for a number a years and loved every moment of it.