let me state my skill/purpose and see if you can recommend a particular kayak.
absolute kayak beginners. just know a sit on top from a sit inside.
need 2 kayaks (me and she). they will be stored on deck of a mid sized sailboat. we cruise florida and the bahamas. we have a dinghy (two actually). we would like to use kayaks instead or in addition. either could work out. we will use them for multiple purposes.
exploring shallow areas. going ashore for supplies in shopping bags or containers or dry bags. maybe carrying diesel jugs or gas cans. maybe doing some light fishing. should be able to carry a 200lb person and maybe 50 pounds of 'stuff'.
they need to be as stable as possible. speed and manuverability is not important. stability both in use and while boarding/unboarding is important.
should be under 11 feet long. shorter is better but not if it compromises other requirements. weight no more than about 70-80 pounds. beamier probably better than narrower. from the little i know, a flat bottom with a keel may be better than others.
oh, NO inflatables. much too easily damaged for our purposes.
that's all i can think of now. hope to hear from some of you who have more knowledge than we do (which is probably all of you).