A Beneteau dealer explains how a center cockpit helps with space and privacy.
An experienced cruiser explains why he strongly prefers a center cockpit for safety at sea.
Boat dealer sees a trend away from center cockpits and writes about their disadvantages relative to aft cockpits.
A forum thread. One participant asks how she can tell a boat that's suitable for blue-water sailing. The result is a thoughtful discussion of boat qualities, with a number of specific boats mentioned. Size, displacement, cockpit location, layout
Lost of pros and cons for center and aft cockpit designs.