I like Potters a lot. If I get a bigger vehicle and budget, a Potter 19 is on the list of boats I would consider if I decided to upgrade but still stay relatively small. But it's a stretch to call it a blue water boat IMO. That guy prepped the boat well and he is a good sailor, but that was still a pretty aggressive thing to do in that boat. I have exchanged emails with a guy who took one like mine to the Bahamas. Does that make it a blue water boat?