Many thanks to all of you for your replies- I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner, just a lot going on right now (surprise!).
I'll do the best I can to elaborate.
John(swagman):The range we're looking at would probably be a few hundred miles around the Western Med.
Neither John nor I have any real boating experience, so we would have to see what would be realistic, for now, at least.
Speed really isn't a major concern, for the reasons above.
Twin engines would seem like a good idea, if only for practical reasons.
We would like something large enough to sleep 6 comfortably.
JohnL (SkiprJohn):It's actually just called a Princess; it's a power boat
Here is a link to the page
We also saw something similar called a Viking
Paul: Would you happen to know of any good websites that explain the basic types of power boats (cruisers)? We are looking for something within the 100,000 € or so range, with a flybridge and enough deck
space to sit out on, that will sleep up to 6 people,and that is fairly easy to operate. Safety
is more of a priority than aesthetics.
Again, thanks to all of you for your warm welcome, and I look forward to many hours of interesting and informative reading on the forum.