This argument is getting like the gun threads,
Firstly I love the comments like " designed to be a coastal cruiser". The worst worst weather
you can met in my opion is off the coast of northern europe
( in my experience). Ive got hammered of Biscay, Dover straits and in parts
of the Med ( near ibiza).. I met a round the world
cruiser in a big Tayana, an American, He said the worst weather ( nearly brought his mast
down), was in the med in summer near Menorca. This is "the coastal" areas you talk about, this is Benteaus back garden.
Any decent production boat can RTW, and yes these modern types can take the fuel
and or water ( watermakers etc) for extended crossing, just look at the ARC
, thats 20 days.
Really this argument, simply doesnt withstand the logic of looking around you. u may have a Tayana, or whatever, They has their more then fair share of problems too.
As to "beamy" interiors, just back from a boat show
saw the new Bavaria
45 , fantastic boat, well designed, good handhold below, etc. could this boat RTW, of course.
Sailing moves on, technology moves on , boat design moves on, get over it.
As to CE certfication. Ce certification is a rigorous process, especially for Class A or B, its primarily designed to ensure boats meet a minimum standard. But its better then nothing and way better then the ABYC stuff, which is voluntary.