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luv: if you need a trailerable boat that sleeps 4-6 people, be prepared to be crowded. I think Catalina markets the 22 as a boat that sleeps four, and will sleep six if you put two more in the cockpit. However, if most of those sleepers aren't young kids, they will be very sore in the morning. In real life, I think the Catalina 22 sleeps four, eats six and drinks seven. My Oday 23 was marketed as a boat that sleeps 5: two in the v berth, two on a pullout double in the cabin, and one more on a setee in the cabin. Ha. It is to laugh. Any more than three sleepers in that boat, and you have the makings of a very bad porno.
If sleeping aboard and similar amenities are important to you, another trailerable boat you should look into is the Rhodes 22. They are a bit unusual in that they aim to be a "luxury" boat in a very small package; they tend to be more expensive, but they are really a top-notch boat.
btw, your budget of under 10K for a trailerable cruiser is very reasonable. You can get a very nice Cat 22 with a trailer for between 4 and 8K, depending on the condition. An Oday 23 will be about the same. The Oday 22, less. The Cat 25 with a trailer will be bumping up against your budget, but you should be able to find some examples that suit you.