Originally Posted by snider
A generous beam would give you more form stability, which would equate to less angle of roll right? (Or did I miss the point?)
You have it right except that you left out the two flip sides, generous beam means more form stability, but at the price of a smaller angle of vanishing stability, and gneropus beam means a smaller roll angle but at a faster roll rate.
By the way, I really like the Beneteau 235 which is one of the nicest boats of that size and general type that I can think of.