my primary reason is of course price and proven design, When people say slow how slow? Are we talking an extra day or two on a journey? That's not a big deal.
The story of the Satori was alsoa big seller.
i also love PSC's, Southern Cross's, and such.
I want a boat that when the weather is too ruff I can just take do what the satoris owner did and just go below and rest, knowing the boat will be fine on it's own.
I also want this eventual trip to be more of a getting off the grid getting back to an older way of life, i dont' intend to bring tons of electronics and such nor do I want the latest most advanced boat. I just want a tried true design that can handle it all.
My budget is the 40k or so for the intitial boat purchase, give or take. ..
over the next few years another 40k or so getting it ready.