My wife and I were sold on the CC configuration because we occasionally sailed with friends and the aft cabin
became our sanctuary for some alone time, sometimes from each other as well as our guests. We found that the center cockpit
gave us excellent visibility, kept us reasonably dry and was roomy enough to sit and relax with our sundowners. We didn't experience berthing in crosswind problems or sailing short handed difficulties when there was just the two of us aboard. Our prior boat was an aft cockpit
design, Ingrid 38, which was a blast to cruise
in but we preferred the CC design. The CC was about 10 feet longer which probably contributed to the cruising comfort.
In total and on balance, we would opt for a center cockpit
design again. Phil