I think the F242 is also a great F-boat "trainer" with the benefit of being able to camp inside of it.My F242 is for sale in NJ. I trailer and set it up myself and have had a blast. https://newjersey.craigslist.org/boa/d/mount-arlington-corsair-242-trimaran/7518212447.html
You can thrash it, not get into too much trouble, and it keeps coming back for more.
Beach cat is a better teacher of high-performance multihull skills, but is not as conducive to camping, introducing others to sailing etc.
Everything in sailing is a compromise!!!