Came across the forums as part of my research, and would like to say hi to all; thanks for the info already (yes ... am qualified to operate the search button
) and in advance for your guidance.
I'm looking to get into my first boat; primary use will be diving, but would like to get wife and daughter out for some local sightseeing. Have a few friends here with boats rigged purely for diving (tillers, no centre console), but don't know anybody trying to strike balance between diving and family use.
Any guidance from the group on appropriate size boats/configurations would be much appreciated. From a diving perspective I would ideally like to be able to carry 4 tech divers (doubles + 1 - 2 deco bottles). From the family perspective, any suggested configurations that work well for wife/kid(s) & comfortable cruising?