There isn't much to go on here. Budget, intended use, mid to long term plan, etc.
If you are working your way up the food chain and can go a touch bigger, the Colgate 26 is designed to have all the sail systems of a coastal cruiser. The USNA uses them for training, I believe.
p.s. What does this have to do with cruising with children?
Last edited by Minnewaska; 12-23-2010 at 07:57 AM.