OK I will stick my oar in this one. Just won the lottery, my next move would be to phone Henri Amel and to order a AMEL Super Maramu. Henri is a cruiser's cruiser and he has been building boats for cruisers for years. He builds one model and there are no options, he just fits everything you need.
A truly luxurious, go anywhere, world cruiser with no exposed wood to varnish, wheel in the right place and a bulletproof reputation. Down in Martinique with the Christmas winds blowing they will be coming round Diamond rock after crossing the pond or beating up from St Lucia in comfort with a dry cockpit and leaving the big Benes in their wake.
Just off to the 7/11 for a ticket.