I've yet to see a bridgedeck cat where the hulls are "deep dark holes". Certainly on mine the hull
is in is openly connected to the bridgedeck, and the cook's head
and shoulders are pretty much there in the saloon
IMHO there's no right or wrong choice - it's a personal preference, based on what's important to you. My wife wanted plenty of bench space, and was perfectly happy with the idea of the galley
being in the hull
. It's still much more open and accessible to the cockpit
than our old mono's galley was.
She also liked the idea of all the dirty dishes etc not being on display.
On a boat our size if the galley had been up, the chart table would have had to go in a hull. I think it's useful for the navigator to be able see the surroundings.