Re: Champagne taste on a beer budget
Ditto on the sail now. There are many fine boats below your price point that you should be able to sell for near the same amount if you take care of her. A Pearson 26 to 28 comes to mind, but there are plenty others out there.
Also, keep in mind that if you stretch your budget in the future for one of your dream boats, you'll likely be wanting to put a significant amount into it to get it the way you want. It's like buying a house you didn't design. It's a house you can work with, but you add stuff here and there to make it the place you want to live.