I concur with Cam. It's fine for coastal, but then so are Catalinas. Throw eight hours of cross-seas/wind versus Gulf Stream, 45 knots gusting 55, and I wouldn't give odds on keeping mast or rudder, unless you really know how to drive the boat in those conditions.
A more appropriate bluewater 32 footer?
Contessa 32 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada
And while not strictly bluewater in the opinion of some, these have logged a lot of safe sea hours in heavy weather:
Ontario 32 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada
It doesn't have to be a Wetsnail, is my point.