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Re: Center Cockpit Versus Aft Cockpit
Have a Beneteau 36CC and love it ... A couple of things that are great ... the galley on it is huge and bigger than I've ever seen on a comparable aft cabin. It is long with much counter space as it is a passageway to the aft cabin... so counter space to the left and right as you go aft... in my case, probably nine feet on each side.
Aft cabin has lots head room.
Outside lazerette space is typically more limited than I've seen on aft-cockpits of comparable size. Also, I do find that it is much tougher to dock singlehandedly than an aft cockpit boat is. You just cant' get around the fact that you are much further from the dock (no matter what you do) than you would be on an aft cockpit.
But, I love my CC and would look for another if I ever get one-footitis (or two-, three- or more-footitis)
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