To be honest I would spend $200,000 on the right boat but I would like to fine an older solid blue water boat in the 20 to 60K range. Seems all I have looked at no matter what the owners claim are in need of considerable upgrade before they would be truly suitable for blue water cruising. In reality I will likely just use the boat to go offshore for the day or bottom fishing for rockfish halibut. My concern is that the Oregon coast has some real nasty bars and its possible to go out for the day but not be able to safely return for a day or more because of the weather. People are killed every year on oregons bars.
NOAA's National Weather Service Bar Cameras