You don't mention where on Cape Cod
you are based, but, if you're interested in exploring the south side, the less draft
you have, the better. You can carry six feet into places like North Bay, Cotuit, but your heart may be in your mouth. With kids
, accessing some of those quiet, warm water
bays can be the difference between successful excursions and meltdowns.
There are plenty of local boats in the Beneteau
group that should meet your needs for living space and lack of brightwork. You can burn a lot of dollars traveling and then eat into your kitty getting the boat home. I'd also suggest that, if you're looking to spend $75K, you should feel comfortable looking at boats offered at up to $100K. The market is soft and those yard fees
are adding up for some owners. We bought our current
boat last year with the help of a broker who I'm happy to recommend if you're interested.