Of the mid-30s CC boats I quite like the Moody 345. Not too many on this side of the pond but very nice boats. They even look OK. The big compromise is that the passage to the aft cabin is low - but this is not something you do too often in a day.
Heading back to Lake Ontario for this summer. Relatively few stops along the way from Grenada. Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin (must have something to do with the French food), then Bermuda, New England and up the Hudson/Erie Canal. We were going to go via Newfoundland and Labrador but June remembered that one of the kids is getting married this summer - details, details!
Regarding the aesthetics of small center cockpits I still think they are generally too high for my taste but some manufacturers have found a way of disguising that in a very effective way, using wood. I know, I am an aesthetics freak but I found these ones pleasing to my eye and some even very beautiful and I want to share with you guys, maybe you find them beautiful too
Well, the last one are not really CC cockpit boats but they are not also true AC boats, let us call them classics?
For a few years runnng, an aft cockpit Najad was probably my favorite boat in the Annapolis Show... One year the 332, I believe, another the 440 AC, and then their 35-footer (which CRUISING WORLD referred to as a "Pocket Cruiser" in their review)
Even more is the pity, that Najad filed for bankruptcy last summer...