Pretty wet if outside and too isolated inside unless motoring. I think that is why most boats have the cockpit
aft, have a nice bulkhead to hide behind. Also doesn't lend itself to good sun protection ouside. I think it would only be practical in a largish boat.
Please excuse my observation but you don't seem to have made what I would consider to be the most basic of decisions towards finding a solution to selecting a boat.
- determines new or used.
Size - where are you going to keep it and how many people in the crew.
Speed versus amenity - I think this is the most important. If you want both be prepared for the top end in both the previous questions. We would all like the lot but end up settling for less and the tradeoffs are one only you can answer. If you like the hull
space in a 40 foot 8:1 boat but want speed of a 12:1 hulls then you would need to go to 60 feet to get the same space.
Your anticipated payload will also have a big influence on the decision.
In my case I would not spend the money
required on a new more performance oriented boat and didn't like second hand ex charter
large volume cats, both from performance and age perspectives. I made the decision to build myself, fixing the cost problem, and to accept the limitations imposed by the narrower hulls. I would not go to even narrower hulls as the payload got too small for me as I had set the length at 40 feet for various reasons.
Only after I had done this was I able to start to make distinctions between various designs and features to ultimately settle on one. Might be time to sit down with a piece of paper and start to detail the must haves, the realy like and the nice to have but could do without.