I'd second the thought that if you're new to sailing, you will be better off chartering than buying in a hurry. Consider, you want a boat for two months. But, you'll be tying up $175,000, more likely $200,000 before you are done because there is always something else. (And does that price include VAT or any other EU taxes you will be required to pay?) Then there's insurance, and since you've never owned a boat before and have limited experience, and none in those waters, they're gonna clock you for that. Ask the broker to get you an insurance estimate if you can't get one locally, I'd be curious to see what that would run.
But $200,000 banked for a year, if you get 10%, will put $20,000 towards paying for your charter bill--which includes insurance. If you can get a decent charter rate, you might actually SAVE money that way. And, if you can charter three or four different boats, say for two weeks each, you'd get a chance to see how they perform.
Meanwhile, you'd also save another $20-30,000 by not buying a boat--because it will lose that much value in the first year. Well...maybe $30-40,000, because if you buy a boat, you'll need to store it someplace, haul it, bottom paint it, recommission it the following year. Boats cost money, even when they are not in use.
So, chartering a boat could actually cost you WAY less than buying one, in the short time. Way more than buying the wrong boat, or finding out the family doesn't like boating, etc.
Boats in that size are also all very different animals. The Beneteau "First" series are aimed at "performance cruising", i.e. yes, they will ruin the cockpit by putting the traveler in the middle of it, if that makes the boat perform better or easier to shorthand. Every boat will handle very differently. Would you buy a mail order wife, sight unseen, from a catalog that says "They're all about 5'7" tall with brown eyes and a good temper." ? Boats handle differently, some are pigs in light weather, some are pigs in heavy weather. Some are elegant ladies that also can kick like a mule when need be.
There are other large issues. You ask about furling and power winches...many sailors will tell you that power winches are a heavy, expensive, unreliable toy, and that any type of in-mast or in-boom reefing is another additional weight and expense that's totally unnecessary. Yes, reefing a main on a 40-50' boat single-handed can be a handful, but once you learn to outsmart the boat (they're fast and powerful, but usually not too smart) you should be able to reef that sail manually--and not have to worry about sails and winches jamming or failing.
I suspect you will have much more FUN if you charter several boats and get to experience the individualities of them, as well as saving money.