Ours is 48' x 12'x 8' . If I were looking, I'd like 10' more length, same beam and a foot more draft
On a beamy boat, sure you'll get more righting arm, until it goes negative. Remember the Fastnet?
A higher righting force means more acceleration as the boat rolls. If you sail in smooth water
who cares, but it can get uncomfortable quick as the waves build.
Dorade was able to average 1.88 x sqrt of LWL. across the Atlantic.Why? She is really skinny.
52' x 10' x 8'6 IIRC.
So put me on the long, skinny and deep side of this discussion. I'm not a big fan of primarily
"form stabilized" boats.