This is just my opinion, so take with a grain of salt
. If room, less rolling on the hook, and shallow draft
, are on the top of your list, then cat. If high average speed in open water
, all sea states is a priority at $150K, then a Santa Cruz
50 will complete passages much faster than most all cats. Don't flame me folks, it is just my opinion. If I was looking to set a record
for, say, "Most solo circumnavigations by an old fart", my choice would be a Sundeer 64 mono.
If you plan on cruising for a long time, those 3 young children
will be teens, and will want the cabin
layout of a cat.