Albin Vega 27
. One of John Vigor's "20 Small Boats to Take you Anywhere". Lots of information at the links below. One Vega is currently in the process of attempting a circumnavigation of the Americas - Northwest Passage and Cape Horn included. Several have circumnavigated. Many have crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic. The Vega is a true blue water cruiser, built to last in Sweden and they are dirt cheap.
(I am prejudiced, however, having lived aboard and cruised Vega #1860, "Lealea" for the last 22 years.)
By all means, go sooner rather than later. Most of us wish we had.