I chartered a Leopard 47 for 10 days and was very pleased with it's performance and layout especially the cockpit which is so much larger than comparabe cats from other manufacturers and it's walkthrough transom as well.. I did a lot of sailing in it as opposed to just laying at anchor.
Here is some footage of it flying along in 30 knots of wind. and you can see from the camera work which is a bit shaky that it certainly was blowing hard..
I thought that you may be interested to see this.
All the best with your search for a boat.