Thanks for your comments which are very helpful . Are you a 2m draft or 1.6m draft?
I owned a Hunter Legend for the last 7 years. Loved the boat layout but a little tender in the water
(to say the least) once the wind went through 16 kts. In fact if we got hit by an unexpected gust you could hear everything flying around below decks and it became very tedious.
Love the layout of the 43 DS and the amount of storage
on offer but a little nervous about the shoal draft. Half of me says great for Greek harbors the other half says could be back to lots of heel and below decks mayhem!
The only other boat that grabbed our interest was a Benneteau 42 CC. She seemed stiff in the water
, up to 17 kts of wind, on a std tack but remarkably less stiff on a port tack in the same wind. The chap trying to sell her said it was down to the galley
on the port adding extra weight. As she was level in the water in the marina I'm not sure that adds up.
I appreciate cruising is a compromise and the 43 DS seems ticks a lot of boxes for us. Just didn't want another scenario of having to lash the ships cat down every time the wind picked up!