One hull good, two hulls better.
It could also be conceived as an extra strong frame to take the MS traveller too.
I had a crew member get caught like this where the MS ran across the bridge deck at the front of the cockpit. He stuck his head out of the companionway in the middle of a gybe. We were able to glue it back on though.
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If we're dealing with the pragmatic situation of having the best possible resale value upon completion of a sabbatical then it's the benetuau, if we're talking about living on a boat permanently and sailing anywhere, then isome other boats should be considered, IMO.
Depends what you want - but I wouldn't hold up Island Packet as a good example of a modern long keeled boat.
Wishing things away is not effective.
We are very soon to be living permanently on our boat and it is a shallowish draught unballasted wide beam little beauty, so in one sense indeed you are correct because we did consider something entirely different and bought a motor yacht! OK so we will not be crossing oceans, but we do have 1,000ml range and we will be island hopping around the Bahamas and nearer Caribbean islands and doing in great comfort! Each to their own.
Sermons from my pulpit are with tongue firmly in cheek and without any warranty!