Originally Posted by camaraderie
The smallest reasonably priced center cockpit boat that I am aware of with bluewater credentials is the Whitby or Brewer 42. You could probably pick up a Whitb in your price range but would need to be prepared to invest 20-30k to bring her up to cruising standard.
Or you could simply skip the inevitable move-up itch and just buy cam's lovely center cockpit ketch . . .