Check the archives
-- many threads on this with hundreds of interesting opinions.
I love CC myself -- I prefer the view from there, prefer the layout below with full height aft cabin
, prefer the type of engine
space you get with most CC boats (under the cockpit). Also, the after deck
on a CC boat is the best outdoor space on board -- with an AC boat you have much less usable, walkable, sittable deck space.
But I agree with those who say that CC doesn't really work below a certain size -- probably 40 feet. Not just because of the layout below, but because you end up too close to the bow to stay dry, in a CC boat which is not long enough.
But all this has been hashed a rehashed a million times. Check the archives!