I'm not sure older dual-steers are as popular - in general - though? The Bountys (and the Melodys) always let well, I think, whereas people think in terms of the outside helm being colder.
Of course the opposite is true, really, as there's a lot of space aboard that design and like Thunder (yes, I'm biased ) there's a large saloon and they're easy to keep warm compared to a centre-cockpit, plus driving from inside is fine if the weather lets you down.
Plus if you do have some really nice weather then you can get properly outside and enjoy the beauty of the scenery from a much higher steering position.
And she's shaft-drive, too!