I'd say get the HR34.2. It is most definitely not a racing boat... it is an out and out passagemaking bluewater boat.
It is more than capable of doing all the sailing you describe and handling even the longer bluewater passages with ease.
Giu's advice is usually pretty sound, unless the French are involved.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
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