the elizabethan is a very salty boat. it is designed by kim holman who now designs the oysters. (i believe with pye). i had a 1967 northsea 24, (named for the waterline, it was 31 foot strip planked and built in spain), a true gentleman's yacht. i sailed my boat through very rugged offshore
conditions for ten years, it was always confident and well behaved. you might want to look for information on the twister, which is a 28? footer that holman designed and a smaller version of my old boat. it had quite a following. these boats all have some differences, but the idea is the same: a wineglass hull
, an increased waterline when heeling, and a commitment to seaworthyness. hope this helps.