Just to add my two cents worth. We have a small CC only 12.2m. YES this has meant a compromise on space in the saloon
, although I would say the designers have made a great job of maximising the space available. And I always am aiming to be in hot, sunny climes outside relaxing not inside the saloon
...dreaming of it now!
Aft cabin is fantastic, huge berth with walk around access and full head
No compromise on deck
lazarettes ours are huge, think I could get three women either side so that makes 6 all told!!! Magic if they are the cooking
Ventilation is excellent. Opening ports
either side, two large ports
above our heads in stern of boat and large hatch
access via the galley
kitchen and then on opposite side great head with full stall shower
is incredibly dry...to date I have never put my wet weather
overalls on (in nearly two years) only my jacket, whereas always had to in our aft cockpit boat.
Berth is split mattress with provision for lee cloth on both side, choose your position according to tack or as one of our crew likes to do she sleeps athwartships between the "walls" of the head of the bed
and is thus wedged in. Myself I couldn't be doing with that I prefer hauling a mattress out of the forward double, throwing it smack bang in the middle of the ship on the floor. Snug, relatively motionless and not far to fall.
YES I do agree with the point made re hydraulic steering
..I hate it..compared to learning
with a tiller, conversely husband loves it...so go figure?
BEST point, husband has said he would only consider CC for long term cruising
so when he gets sick of me he can go there and shut the door tight for as long as he needs.
SV Ellan Vannin