Re: Trying another tack... Looking for the right boat near Vancouver, BC.
Handling is NOT going to be an issue with a CS 36T, or a 33. Many of those others on your list would be.
The Coopers are better sailboats than most pilothouses.. not really into the 'motorsailer' genre with those. They are roomy for their length.
The Northsea 34 is another good one, there are a few around as they were mainly built here.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)