Kinda depends on the size of you. The Contessa 32 is a great little boat, I used to own one. However "little" is the operative word. I'm 6'-1" tall and the V berth was very tight for me and the headroom
was limited. If your a smaller person it might be OK. Look before I go any further the boat sails
like a witch, it handles beautifully. Its a pretty boat to row away from and it will take almost any weather/sea conditions that you can throw at it. It proven in everything from the Fastnet Race
to sailing around Cape Horn against the wind
. Its ability to right itself from a large knockdown is unmatched by any boat I'm aware of, something in the order of 156 degrees righting moment.
OK with all that said unless you and your wife are smaller people it might just be too damn tight. If you are around the size of the Pardeys then you just might be happy with the Contessa because its probably similar in size to their 30 footer.
If you don't really plan on crossing oceans then it probably makes more sense to buy a larger 32 footer. If you see lots of offshore
sailing in your future and your on the smaller side your not going to find a better choice than that pretty little Contessa 32, its timeless lines are beautiful.