My wife and I live aboard and cruise the East Coast and Caribbean. Our boat is a Valiant 40, and she's been completely comfortable and safe for the eight years we've lived on her.
Great boat! We live on a CSY 33, but have crewed on 2 different Valiants & had a nice ride both times. (Course, it also seemed sooo spacious after we're used to our small boat. But it's paid for