Isleofarran and Jeff_H: Thanks for the quick reply.
Isleofarran, I''ll look at the Tanyana 37 on Yachtworld today. From other info I have, that seems like a good boat.
Jeff, thanks so much for your insight. From my reading, it appears that you are one of the most knowledgeable people participating on this BB.
Thank you for the explanation of the downside of having a boat that is too beamy.
Can you suggest any models to look at, given my desires and your explanation of beam? We plan to do this in 2002, and plan to make several trips to visit Florida boat brokers, seeing what''s out there.
If we do need to "lower our expectations" regarding beam, what are a few boats in our prospective price range that may be suitable? I''ve had people suggest everything from a Westsail to a CSY to a Catalina to a Formosa to a Beneteau. I know that a boat can''t be all things, we are just hoping for the best combination and will deal with the shortcomings.