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Yes, I started with looking at the Melges 24. They seemed a bit rare in the US used market, and so started broadening the search.
I read what little I could find on the Ultimate 20, which looks like a good initial match. The Colgate 26, surprisingly to me, is mentioned as having a planing hull (in Steve Colgate's book; I'm not sure how much of that to believe). There seems to be not much else on the market.
Am I just not looking for the right thing? Are the J/ boats, for example, all planing hulls? Or is it more that 20- to 25 ft boats can't actually get up on plane without overpowering it?