Hey Brian - it's good to hear that you are on the mend, but the comment above has me confused. At the charter / school where I worked there was a 2001 C400, that had 2 aft cabins, 2 heads (one with a separate shower), and a V berth. Overall, I thought that thing was HUGE!
Did you have the two cabin version? If so, why not look at the 3 cabin?
The c400 is a fantastic 2 cabin boat. Honestly, it is probably a better one cabin boat with a cabin that is ok in the V for a couple. The V is not very large in that boat with a bulkhead that comes out for the forward head.
For a liveaboard boat, I would opt against (an warn against) a Vberth. The positives of the V are that you get good ventilation and less noise. However, it is unusable at sea, someone will always be crawling over the other to get out and waking the other person up, and generally not a great long-term solution. That is our opinion. Others love the Vberth... but I always question how long they have actually been in it and on it. Compare that to a Queen (almost king) size, innerspring matterss where you can sit on either side and get off on either side... no comparisson. Of course, the only thing I dislike more than a V berth is a quarter berth....
I think at this point I will be moving beyond the large volume production boats. I got full asking price for my boat (and it came back with a bristol survey... BRISTOL... I was very proud of that), but still, I lost a lot of money trying to make changes in it that were difficult to recoup.
My ideal boat will have a king-type inner mattress berth (hell, lets call it a bed!) where I can sit up under it and get out on either side, walk in shower separate from rest of head, room for household size head (electric), large tankages (all tankages... even black water which was often our biggest issue), high-end gear, at least two heads, galley with three burner stove and respectable oven (the Princess ROCK), deep bilge, full access to all sides of engine, galley that is aft of salon with centerline sink, large fridge/freezer ideally with separate units, respectable lazarette with spot for large, diesel genset of at least 8kw, very comfortable salon with straight berths for sea berths, lots of storage below waterline and above in positive locking cabinets and floorboards, air draft under 64 and water draft 6.5 or less, sails fast, protected rudder, sugar scoop and large cockpit, twin independent steering, large and well built roller and separated anchor locker for day and storm hook, cutter rig, minimal teak outside, three cabins or two with the second having separate berths.
I am sure I have missed some stuff. I don't think there is a boat that meets those reqs except maybe a trawler or a cat. But the cats will probably be over the air draft req.