td... they have a new CR DS 380: Have a look.
Couple of layouts.. I think I'd ask for the galley to be moved to the salon area if that degree of customization is available. I like the larger dinette/aft cabin of the "head forward" option as shown, but not crazy about the linear galley stuck below.
If I'm being picky, it's a bit of a blocky profile... but a pretty nice cockpit for this style of boat and the helm sightlines look pretty good....
You mean like this?
This is the layout that the Regina 35 uses.
By the way, the Regina 35 is a very nice boat. I prefer its more classic style to the one from the new CR 38:
The Cr 360 can have two layouts:
I agree with you about the second layout, the one that is on the bottom. On that one the galley is in a hole, but on the first one you have a completely open space that includes the saloon and the galley and you have in front a seat and a storage space. I would put a longer seat and a storage (up and under the seat) for books and music, with a removable table to eventually eat some lighter meals.
You can see that on the 40ft, with more space, they use that space for a small space for seating and eventually eating. This way the boat not always look a lot bigger (open space), as you will have the chart table and seat side by side with the saloon and that is interesting, specially with a couple, I mean, it will not isolate the skipper when he is working on charts or on the computer from the wife that is on the saloon.
The Cr 380Ds will be a very fast and seaworthy boat, like its big sister, the 40Ds. The hull design looks a lot more modern than the one from the 40ft and with 6,8T for 75SqM of sail, a 1,72M draft with a 2.9T ballast on a bulb, this is not only going to be a fast boat as a boat with a huge stability, a boat that can carry a big geenaker in light winds and can maintain all its sails up with 20K wind, or more.
I like the looks, even if it is very difficult to design a nice DS with only 38ft:
This boat will be a direct competitor with the Nordship 38, that is also a relatively fast deck saloon, but just to see how the CR will be fast, the Nordship has 9T (with a 3.2T ballast) and carries not much more sail.
I had read some 7 years back, a test sail comparison, between the Arcona 40Ds and the 40CR Ds, by the British magazine Yachting Monthly. They were really surprised with the boat's sailing performance. They said those two had nothing in common with the idea of the traditional DS, that in many cases is little more than a motor-sailor. They had said that their performance had more to do with a cruiser-racer, than with a tradicional DS