Don't let not having an NS27 keep you from the owners group. Lots of good info there.
I bought an aft-cockpit and love it. I've visited an aft-cabin in Florida
and thought the same that it was a bit awkward. Some owners love them because the aft-cabin can be a storage/garage compartment keeping a lot of clutter out of the main cabin. Also, if someone is working in the cabin, such as in the galley
, it wouldn't disturb someone in the aft-cabin as much.
After seeing the aft-cabin, I'm glad I went with the aft-cockpit. A bit more rare, but more cabin room and the quarterberths are nice. The cockpit
is large enough for me, at 6'5" to lay down in.
Be patient, your boat will come to you.