capable world cruisers under $10k
I am always amazed at what constitutes a "pocket cruiser" these days. It use to mean a boat around 25 ft in length. Using that reference, my own experience, and your price range I would suggest the 26 ft Westerly Centaur. Most these days are starting to show their age, but at 26 ft, a couple of thousand dollars invested (and some elbow grease) can make a substancial upgrade to a weathered boat. The Centaur won''t get you there quickly, but it will always get you there. They are very safe sailors in my opinion.