32 Prior to the purchase of my DE 32 I owned a West Sail 32, a Hunter 30 and Irwin 35 and a Morgan 35. Each boat with a differnt purpose and sailing venue. The DE 32 and West Sail are in the same catagory - heavy blue water cutter rigged sail boats. The DE 32 is not a day sailor or light coastal boat designed for a quick trip to the Bahamas from Fort Pierce - unless the you happen to be traveling when the Gulf Stream unexpectedly kicks up against a 25 knot breeze. If that happens be happy you are sailing a DE 32. The DE 32 has more interior space than the West Sail and does not hobby horse like the double ender W 32. Points well and will travel at hull speed 6.4 knots in 15 + knots of breeze.
But it is not a day sailor or fair weather sailor - it will not circumnavigator at record speed but it will certain to return you to home after a circumnavigation