Re: Pilothouses (good for wife?) bright and airy
My wife won't even let me look at a conventional sailboat after having almost 360 degrees of visibility from the main salon and the galley. You give up some living room in a pilothouse, the width is limited to the inside of the side decks instead of the full width of the hull. The upside is that that space becomes storage (at least in our boat) so there is plenty of room for everything that you never could find a place for before. The Nauticats are excellent boats, although as TD said, the 33 won't have great sailing performance compared to some of their other models like the 39, etc.
SV Laurie Anne
1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse