I think the layout below decks is as practical as you’ll get with a center cockpit. It has a big secure galley, a real chart table, and places in the saloon and aft cabin to crash when under way and luxuriate when at rest. I thought the cockpit coamings were rather low, but that’s a cosmetic detail a competent woodworker could address handily. I’ve read that some people have complained about the low headroom in the aft passageway. It’s a passageway, not a ballroom. An attractive feature of the boat is its low profile, which is related to that low headroom.