Originally Posted by jameswilson29
I will also point out these are somewhat contradictory goals. If you want to entertain, you need a large cockpit space. Usually, cockpit space comes at the expense of cabin space.
For your price range, I would buy a Pearson 10M (33 feet). A great value and will beat the pants off your other 3 boats with a PHRF of 146 - a good, comfortable, stable coastal cruiser with a good turn of speed.
Thanks...I will look into the Pearson as well...I know they are kind of contradictory but cabin space is high priority for us...cabin space for us and the occasional other couple...or our two small dogs and a child.