two cabins, two heads, an independent galley, and a very nice second helm cabin look pretty good.
Does the Nauticat PHRF of 180 in comparison to the others listed make sense to you?
1. If you want all that in a small package blue water boat, than PHRF ratings should be the last thing on your list.
2. Yes it does make sense. The NC35 is slow, and all the other boats you listed are slow. Even for their size/class.
For example my 25 footer rates 174