I never really understand why there is this diference between what men and women want in a cruiser.
Most of the stuff makes the guys sound like they want a dark damp cave that sails on the edge all the time.
The only things I wanted in the boat that my wife didn't have on her list were related to doing maintenance.
That's definitely true for serious racers, but not necessarily true for all or most guys. I wanted a boat that performed well, but was also comfortable, and I got it.