40 and 44 are very nice aft cockpit
boats that have a separate shower tucked in under the forward part of the cockpit
. Very efficient use of space and well located to hang foulies when coming off watch. The Nordics shower is all one fiberglass
unit with no seams to collect dirt and grow mildew.
We currently have a Tayana 47 (48) and it has 2 separate shower stalls, one in the master cabin
and one for everyone else (and one outside at sugar scoop). We plan to do all the boats showering in the master heads shower and use the other one as a large wet locker. When we were looking at boats a couple years ago, a separate shower was a priority for us because it's something you use every day. We found a few Hylas
boat that we really liked but none of the ones we could afford had separate showers. I found that surprising because other than that they are very well thought out and high quality boats. I can understand sharing the shower with the other head functions on a 35' boat to save space, but it seems to me that on a boat over about 45' in length, there's no reason not to have at least one dedicated shower space.