A mate of mine is also not exactly anorexic
........one of his challenges (and my concerns!) is him not accidentally breaking stuff, or me! should he suddenly be launched across the boat (on the day sailor I guess you are mostly sitting down rather than walking around), as well as when climbing aboard from the dink (lifelines / stanchions not really up to that sort of weight). Him being able to sit down somewhere (in the Cockpit
and on deck) out of the way / to rest a bit, especially on deck
/ in comfort also useful.
Decent sidedecks and space around the shrouds also helps a bit, albeit he had a fairly small motorboat with no lifelines
, but a chunk of decent height cabin and wheelhouse so the handholds were within reach - so he could hang his butt over the side rather than squeezing along the decks......albeit the boat always listed somewhat when doing that
You probably also want to consider what to do should you go MOB
, the conversation with my mate went along the lines of - "yer gonna be fooked"
as unlikely I could do more than tow you.....in your case will likely also have to make sure your +1 can also get the vessel home on own.
On the comfort angle, likely will also want a decent sized head
compartment and a companionway
that you can get through (me mate can't get into my aft cabin
- well, he could if he really really had to.....but not out of choice!, albeit at 30' and built in 1970 she is on the older end of design).....my guess is that you will have to do a fair bit of trying on for size......perhaps on other people's boats?
Oh, and you probably don't want wet core
in the decks, at least not too much.......
The above all meant constructively