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Re: Ample deck, inexpensive boat for up to 6 people for day sailing and single handln
Hope you've got your qualifications and insurance in place for this..
For what you describe I think an at-least-mid-sized catamaran with plenty of deck space would do the trick. You don't need a cabin, they have a pretty unobstructed view from anywhere and you're not limited by cockpit bench seating. Some of the Wharrams would suit, I think, but I can't find one listed in N.A.
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