For the past couple of years, I have had the privilege of working with Paul Gartside to design a double ended cruising sailboat. Although not strictly a canoe yawl like Rozinante or Wenda, those boats were the inspiration.
The design criteria were:
Able to be handled by an elderly, short-handed crew.
Comfortable motion in a seaway.
Good sailing performance in a variety of conditions.
Simple but comfortable accommodations for two.
Classic good looks.
Here is what Paul came up with: