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Wow, am I unqualified to answer this. I've never had *two* staterooms, much less one. I'm not even sure I heard the term "stateroom" in relation to the 25 to 40-foot auxiliary sailboats (usually belonging to others, which I was delivering, or had borrowed) I used to sail. We just talked about "bunks", period.
I guess if you have a center-cockpit boat, then maybe you have two staterooms. Maybe this is easier for attracting company who value privacy.
To me, anyone who gets on a cruising sailboat of less than, say, 70 feet in length, abandons all hope of privacy, other than in the head. If you value privacy, go to a hotel rather than a sailboat. If you like to sail, give up the privacy til you're in a hotel or back home.
This brings up another topic. Any boat big enough to have two separate staterooms is going be too fat to sail well. I'd rather sail fast during the day than go 3 knots so as to have lots of cabin space at night.
I'm sure I've done a very bad job of answering your question, I've sorta ranted, my apologies. Maybe it'll spark some discussion. But I've always been irritated by the question, "how many does it sleep?" I would rather know, "how well does she sail" and worry about the sleeping later.