I sailed when I was a youth and expected to eventually own a boat. Well that happened about five years ago when we got a Shark 24. This is a great day sailor but small for coastal cruising with overnight stays.
Last year we bought an O’Day 34 which is a huge upgrade. It is a good sailing platform and can comfortably sleep 6 people. I have a number of upgrades to complete but it is ready to sail and I’ll just keep working at the improvements over the season.