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Re: Would like some more info.
"As for speed, I would be happy with 7 knts"
Then you may be wanting a lightweight 40-footer.
Speed is limited by hull length, and while lighter boats may be faster overall, to get a reliable 7 knots in average conditions, you're quickly heading for 40'.