Little Hero is ideal for you
I would highly recommend the Jackson Little Hero. It may be the only boat you will ever need. It is such a great design that it can take you from class I to class V. It is super comfortable, stable, and manuverable. You will probably hear lots of different suggestions, as there are lots of boats out there, but I would truly encourage you to own the Little Hero. You won't regret it.
No risk, no reward. It is not that we have to, it is that we get to. Preparation and education are essential to self-confidence and success. - KV
"If there is no risk there is no adventure."- Bill Briggs