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We all have our various reasons and predilections that attract us to certain style boats. There's really no accounting for personal preference.
That said, the thing that strikes me most about your criteria is the preference for a full-keel design. Full-keels have some advantages, but they also offer many disadvantages too.
If you were looking to find the smallest possible boat that could safely cross oceans, and carry a heavy payload, then I'd say look at the various full-keel options in the 20-30 foot range. A full-keel on boats in this size range can yield some advantages, such as offering more displacement in a small length-over-all package.
But once you start moving up into the 30-plus foot range, it really is no longer necessary to have a full-keel in order to achieve the heavier displacement some find desirable in off-shore boats. Most blue-water boat builders, like Pacific Seacraft, Valiant, Hallberg Rassy, etc etc, are not using full-keel designs. Take a look, and you'll see that they use fin keels, usually with a full- or partial-skeg at the rudder.
In the 30'+ size range, there is plenty of hull volume available to achieve needed storage, etc without going to a heavy displacement full-keel arrangement and all its downsides. The downsides are that full-keels hugely increase wetted surface, which creates drag and hampers performance particularly in light air. To compensate for that, you'll need a bigger rig/sailplan, which increases costs and difficulty of handling. Also, a full-keel is simply not as efficient a shape for generating lift as the higher aspect fin keels. So not only do you get more drag, but you get less lift along with it.
So, I would say, throw out that "full-keel" criteria. That doesn't mean you shouldn't end-up with one, only that you shouldn't be disqualifying boats because they don't offer full-keels. You will really open up many more possibilities by considering fin keels too.
I also will agree with others who have said, that for how you plan to use the boat, there are loads of offerings from mainstream production builders that would suite your needs very well. So my best advice is to cast your net a little wider as you continue your search. And don't discount the "comfort" features and amenities so quickly, either. They are really nice to have and can make a big difference in your enjoyment of the boat.
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