Nothing is happening on the boat purchase because nothing is happening on the business sale, but I'm still looking at what's for sale. This Alden 44 is very nice and already fitted out with lots of gear.
The arrangement below is nice for two people to live aboard (read not just a lot of bunks for racers).
The forward cabin has a double bed which seems nice, but then one person has to crawl over the other to get in and out of bed.
The galley is nicely fitted out, just below the companionway to starboard. It has a freezer and a frige. The frige is accessible from the top and the front.
And it has a shower stall in the head. The head is to starboard just forward of the saloon.
And it has a guest cabin at the foot of the companionway which could be used as a safe and comfortable berth on passages.
Here are the plans of the two Alden 44s that are presently on the market. I drew these, so don't bet your life on the details, but I think that Pilgrim is more livable than Exile because of its openess, the stall shower, the enclosed aft cabin, and the U-shaped settee.