I hope you get plenty of opportunities to try out Nauticats. They are very substantially built yachts and we have an active association. I have a Nauticat 351 which is a deck saloon sloop; not the mainstream motorsailer which I guess you are looking for, but a comfortable yacht with a good sized engine. I can send you a photograph if you are interested.If you want to try this Nauticat model then please phone me. My boat is in the Baltic.My no. 07810544231.