there is a dudley dix here in thailand. Seem like a nice enough boat but could probably do with higher topsides as the interior is very low in height relative to a e7.4 or similar. The one here was built too heavy; personally I think strip plank cedar glassed is the simple way to go.
There are some advantages to a sportsboat for performance but to get some accomodation I reckon one of the kiwi designers can come up with a quick mulit purpose trailer sailer that can take over from the last generation.
Performance wise most of the late generation trailer sailers got quicker although a few were rule beating s+@tters that complied with the regulations of trailer sailers but weren't ever built with the spirit of the rule in mind; the quicker ones play with sportsboats, the slower ones are orphans who either keeping beating up noelex 22s etc or go get beaten up by sportsboats.
That said I am sure u can come up with a new generation design which will be a real trailer sailer and also mighty quick.
Check out the carwadine 8m stealth design in aussie for instance.
g kip who you having a go at ?