Give some thought as to how much wood you want on deck
, how much time it would take to maintain it and whether or not you enjoy that kind of work. IMHO a lot of people admire teak
on a boat but don't give much thought, if any, as to what's required to maintain it. Might be a trade-off considering the dogs.
Large cockpits are nice and we like 6' or so draft so we can go to Anegada
. Might not be a consideration for you but all things being equal, less draft means more anchoring
We have owned three Taiwanese boats. The stainless on all these boats caused us problems. Cracked swages, corrosion
at tank welds causing split seams and the 304 grade stainless needs a lot of care to keep the rust at bay.
Center cockpits usually mean a nice aft cabin. They also mean you might be working over a large hole (the center cockpit) when dealing with the mainsail
My choice of your boats of those you propode would be the Island Packet although I have not looked closely at Westerlys.
Your mileage may vary.