Both good boats but I know of a few CB 34's that are set up for charter including the Stalker in Cape May, Special K, Green Harbor, MA and the Free Spirit out of NJ. I know all of the owners love them and my dream charter boat is a 36' CB.
4 yrs ago I was wondering the same thing; CB vs. H&H. So I talked to owners of both boats, and everyone said the Calvin Beal was faster. I spoke with 2 guys that had owned both, and they both said the Calvin is a faster boat. There were some things about the H&H 34' that I really liked, but speed and efficiency were very important to me, so I went with the Calvin 34' and was not disappointed. The Calvin Beal 34' is an awesome boat and if speed is a priority, go with the Calvin Beal. The guys at H&H are super nice and acted like they wanted my business, I almost bought their boat because of how nice and friendly they were. Dimensionally, the boats are within inches of each other, although the H&H looks slightly deeper (more freeboard), but I don't know that for sure.
It is a JC 31 or actually a 31' Eastern finished by another NH finisher. The boat has been good for me over the last ten years and I will hate to part with it. I will part with her when I move up to the 36' or 34' CB. Hopefully sooner than later.