Interesting scenario "one crew member at the helm - 3 in the V berth ?"
Depending on the sea state, the V berth may not be enjoyable on passage.
However, not very sure regarding your Van de Stadt's layout ?
You may find that the V berth will provide storage as opposed to a sleeping berth.
Does the following spec for a Van de Stadt 9.1m resemble yours ?? :-
Designer: Van De Stadt
Length: 9.1m - 30'
Keel / Ballast: Lead Fin with balanced spade rudder
Hull Material: Steel
Engine: Nanni Fresh Water Cooled 3 cylinder 23Hp diesel shaft drive
Fuel: 130 ltr
Water: 400 ltr in bladders
Accommodation: V berth double, large aft double and two settee berths in main saloon.
Galley: 2 burner gas stove, stainless steel sink with pressure water.
Refrigeration: 12V chest fridge.
Ground Tackle: Plough anchor on electric windlass with chain, spare anchor.
Safety Gear: Inshore, PFDs, fire extinguisher, manual and electric bilge pumps.
Electrics: 12V system, 2 x batteries, engine alternator.
Navigation: Autopilot, log, depth sounder, entertainment system, compass, GPS.
Sail Inventory: Mainsail with boom bag and lazy jacks, furling jib; both in good condition.
Mast / Rigging: Aluminium mast and boom with stainless steel rigging.