As you'll see from a load of new posts, the BIBOA has just run an extremely successful cruise to the Channel Islands and back. The smallest boat on this run was 6.5m, largest 10m, and most around 8m-ish. Weather was fantastic (no wind at all!). On the way out, Peter had a tough time in the 6.5 - On the way back, I joined him and we were pleased to travel in the flat part of the wakes of the larger boats where the currents were stirring the water up.
Now, I'm just a novice, and wouldn't presume to dish out advice of this importance, but I can tell you that I'm looking at 6.5 to 7.5m boats (budget permitting
), and I reckon that Peter's got his eye on a bigger boat!
Hope this helps,