Originally Posted by Giggitoni
...covered aft and side decks where you live would seem to be a big plus.
V-births can get noisy with the constant lapping of wavelets against the hull...
Also, the smaller Europa-style boats are good for two sleepers but not so much for guests. Your guests will have to sleep on the saloon settees, etc.
Our "smaller" 36ft Europa has just one (fwd) sleeping cabin, with semi walk around bed. I call it "the selfish couple`s fitout". There is a 2 cabin version, Brisboy has one. No wave slap on the IG.
The covered cockpit is often a good size for socializing(I exclude Blue Seas),with easy direct access to the salon/living main cabin.
You avoid multiple up and downs.
You get good access for placing docking lines.
The extended FB is a good place to store the dinghy.
And, imo, they look good.