Welcome to Sailnet. I have a Tayana 42 and I echo what CD said. It would be a fine boat for your needs. There are others that would also be suitable and I'm sure others will give their opinions on them but I like the Tayana 42 a lot. Just be careful of the ones with teak decks (any boat with teak decks for that matter). You might also look at the Passports, they are equally fine boats. Whatever you do make sure you get a good rigging, engine and boat survey prior to purchase.