Help me find my budget dream boat!
Here is a different angle of attack. You have the right idea, seem to have a good sense approach, and your budget should land you a boat that you will feel comfortable and safe with.
Here is what you can do. Gather a few Euros together, book a cheap flight to the US,and poke around New England for your dream boat.
US Route #1 runs alongthe coast. Stick to it, make some friends, and you will find what you are looking for.
This is still America , where your dreams can come true. John Gov.