We are mono hull sailors so need some back up with experience against our theory
Take a look at this web site, http://www.chriswhitedesigns.com/index.php
, then decide. Chris Whites' designs are not for everybody but neither is having a helm one step from going overboard.
They are a tad pricey, especially if you go for the 48 model with an aft deck. However after talking to him, there are a few good used ones for sale or that will be for sale, as some of his old customers are moving up in size. Take the time to read his site and logs to get an idea as to what cat does what. Also a St. Francis is another good choice. The Nauti's and the Catansa are nice boats but the helm stations.........