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Depending upon you budget, and "how" new you go, may of the newest Jeanneau's for example, while "fractional" are in the 7/8-15/16 fractional, I would place these as more masthead in orientation as the jib is still the larger sail. BUT< these boats Jib/genoa's by the way they are set up, is 120-130 in size. Easily handable by two folks. They also have in mast roller furling if that is your bag too. The SO/SF35 or 37 fall into this catagory. As would some of the next generation older SO 36.x, 34.x and 38 or 39 dot x's IIRC.
Also, I use a 135 when it is just the two of us on my 30' MH rig, as the 155 is just too big to tack, especially since I have a mini forestay that hangs up even the 135 upon occasion. The 155 is a PITA with 2, unless someone is forward to bring that sail around.
BUT, I will give you the reasons for wanting a fractional rig, as I am there with you. BUT, there are still some MH's that may be worth looking at.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!