Congratulations on deciding to pull the trigger. This will open up a ton of new opportunities for you and your family to make some more, great memories. I would lean 85% to fishing/crabbing and large seas/overnight comfort, and 15% to freshwater tubing/skiing. Hell, a small skif or container ship can pull a tube. This last summer we used our boat for fishing/crabbing/shrimping/tubing/overnighting. Remember, safety of family is first and foremost. Personally I would go for something in the 21'-24' range. Easy to trailer, has a decent cuddy to spend the night, and can handle some snotty seas. You can stretch that 65K alot more if you buy slightly used. Goodluck, and have fun with the search, I'm looking forward to see your choice.