I am interested in purchasing a Grand Banks 42 trawler. I notice a design change between the 1987 and 1988 and forward configuration. It looks as if they reduced the sides of the master stateroom and moved the entire salon galley and command bridge forward. This eliminated a third stateroom/ bunk below, reduced the size of the fordeck “lounge” space and created a wide aft deck area level with the main deck.
How did this change affect the center of gravity and performance/ handling of the boat?
Also any ideas on the reason for the changes?