do a lot of reading on the internet. there''s a huge plethora of info out there on this subject. we plan on doing the coconut milk run in a couple of years, we had planned on going sooner, but lifes little problems have gotten in the way. next year it IS the Carribean though. we have a Tartan 30. but there''s only two of us. there''s a couple out there now doing this on a Yankee 30, but again, too small for so many people. you may want to look into a Tartan 37.
basically, a lot of different boats cross the south pacific ocean. you don''t need the latest or greatest boat.
there''s Gulfstars, Morgans etc... so many boats, so little time...
here''s a couple of places to start reading.