Welcome! You will find this site very useful. My husband and I have the same plan. We leave in January and are heading to the BVI's. When shopping
for boats I suggest you take her to a boat show
so she can check out all that is available. It is also a great way to check out monohuls and catamarans side by side. We did this prior to purchasing
our boat. It 'sold' me. Keep in mind that I had very little sailing experience prior to purchsing the boat. My husband, on the otherhand, has sailed since he was a child. Has your wife been cruising on a catamaran
? We have a Catana
401 and love it! Assuming she drinks wine, it is really great to be under sail and be able to set down your wine glass without spilling!!!!!