Ganley would be another that comes to mind.
Size, weight, draft
all come down to the initial design. The medium the boat is built from doesn't have so much of an impact on the measurements as such. Just about any design can be built from any material. But certain aspects that balance the way a design floats, handles and sails
do need configuring and imparted intot he design to suit the material she is built from.
This criteria is what affects several of your later questions, like abiltiy to steer and to some point, comfort. But comfort is also part of design. And every design will handle different. Not just because of what the design is built from as such. However, weight will have a bearing. A lighter boat tends to be responsive and bobs like a cork. A heavey boat is sluggish, but will be solid under foot.
The short handed sailing part is really in how the boat is fitted out and little or nothing to do with the material she is made from.
Every material has weekness's and a strengths. Well apart from Ferrocement where it is all strengths
Steel hulls are cold and noisy. So they need extra care in insulation
and sound proofing. They are prone to corrosion
, but that depends on how well you paint
, especially in the nooks and cranies. One big advantage is the ease of build. You forgot something?? just weld it on. Want a little extra thingy there? just weld it on. I have seen the odd steel boat built that I wonder if they still float today, but built well, a steel boat can be a strong vessel. Or you could go Ferrocement have the best of all worlds.