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The one with the least motion is not necessarily the most comfortable to be aboard. "Seakindly" is what you may be looking for. Seakindly boats may move more than stiff, heavily (and deeply) ballasted boats, but their motion is slow, even, and somewhat reassuring. A deep, heavily ballasted boat won't move much, - it may have the least motion - but it will be more of a jerky, hard motion. None of the designs you cite are examples of stiff, heavily ballasted boats, but the bigger one may simply be able to absorb more wave energy by virtue of its size, and provide an easier ride because of that.