Originally Posted by Jeff_H
First of all, I would suggest that there almost no such thing as a solid 'blue water cruiser' for less that $20,000 ready to go. At best you are looking at compromises.
Anyway, these are a few quick suggestions but they might move you in a direction that has not been mentioned......
I've read many of your posts and am thusly grateful for your response. The Tartan 30 is on this list because of one of your previous posts... possibly comparing it to a Vanguard. And the more input I get, the more I realize the term 'bluewater' doesn't really apply to what I'm looking for.
I'll start some research on the ones you pointed out. The Cheoy Lees are definitely good looking boats. The teak decks made me a bit nervous, but I'll watch for those with them removed. Family members are BIG Bristol fans and owners, so my respect for them wars with my desire to be a rebel and sail something different.
Again, thank you for taking the time to post here!