you wrote you looked at the Mac25. I can highly recommend the Mac26S, having myself sailed one since 2010. She really does float in just over a foot of water with her swing keel up and can be beached. Enough space for a young family to stay for a weekend . Sails well (and faster than the later hybrid). Not the best boat but for a boat that's been out of production since 1995 a lot of boat for the money.