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I know what I want.....But what boat fits??
Except for the 4500 lb displacement,(which is grossly excessive for a 26 foot or less boat) the ideal boat fitting that discription would be the Tripp 26. These are not exactly beachable but then again you should not beach any boat this size if you like the boat well enough that you plan to own for a reasonable period of time. Beaching is tough on a boat this size.
While the Tripp 26 is not exactly an inexpensive boat, they are quite competitive, ramp launchable and have a moderate overnighting interior for "a racer/cruiser(but more racer)" assuming the owner ordered the boat that way. I know of no 23 to 26 foot race oriented boats with a retractable keel will offer very comfortable overnight accomodations for 4 people. it is an oxymoron.
Other choices would include the B-25, Mirage (Florida)23, S2 7.9, Schock 235, Hotfoot 24, and the Ranger Formula Un (FUN).