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Here's a YW search for Western Europe with your parameters (to 35 feet and $15K US):
(Sail) Cruiser Boats For Sale Belgium
And the same for the Eastern US....
(Sail) Cruiser Boats For Sale
Obviously a huge difference in selection, but at that budget not a lot of typical serious ocean going boats will pop up.
You're going to need patience, diligence and a bit of luck, I suspect, to find the perfect example.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)