Bristol Channel Cutters
Jeff, as always, offers an expert opinion on the design. That being said, if you are truly fixed on the design, for once, you are in luck as, while, perhaps, not ideal as compared to modern designs, it does suit to your intended purposes. No what what is ever said, the purchase of a boat is first, last, and foremost an emotion decision. Hence, the number of designs out there. Please dont ever discount the views of people who are more expert than myself but, as you said, all boats are compromises. Some day, soon, perhaps, designers will mate traditional topsides with modern underbodies as they have with, for example, the "W" class boats out there. Good luck.