I have a 79 peterson
. A 40 foot version of the ganbare type with a slightly more powerful stern. I like it. They sail very well to windward and in light airs. Downwind they get squirrely if you push them but are docile enough if you throttle back. They can roll, and are best I think for someone that really appreciates the boats performance and wants to sail rather than motor
as much as possible.
They are quite roomy, but wont like being heavily overloaded.
The rig can be twitchy, runners, babystay and big genoas are the norm, not a great learners boat
, and not very tolerant of mistakes