We have a Sceptre 41 saloon
pilothouse sailboat. Built in BC. Nice boats. They sail well in both heavy air and light. Probably more than you need if you plan on staying in the PNW but a very sound boat. Motors along at 7 to 8 knots and very comfortable below. There were built custom so there are alot of different layouts. Just need to find one that suits. I would consider a power boat
for the PNW more confort but more $$$$.
Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns -- and even convictions. Heart of Darkness