Re: Bluewater Sailboat Question
Start by doing a search on bluewater in the forums. Lots of reading.
Now there is bluewater and bluewater. The boat I am going to reccommend you at least look at will be good for a Caribbean circumnavigation, would manage a trade wind circumnavigation but would NOT BE SUITABLE FOR THE SOUTHERN OCEAN!
Catalina 30. Do a search on yachtworld for your area and go and look at one.