I am very intersted in your comments re beam. I am about to order a new Jeanneau Sun Oddyssey 52.2 (LOA 50'' 6") with a beam of 15'' 11". I am unsure how you define ''extreme'' beam??? but we plan to liveaboard and the beam of this boat over comparable yachts (similar length Beneteau for example) was an attraction in terms of living space.
Would you agree ''beaminess'' is relative to the LOA of the boat and the problems you describe diminsh with increasing LOA?