Re: Advice on a Caribbean Cruiser
You're on a tight budget even so.. Also, if you buy an ex charter maybe buy one that's already there. Avoids the serious offshore passage to get there.
$50K all up and truly offshore capable doesn't leave you much of the 'room and space' (read LOA) you seem to need - though you might be overestimating how much you will need..
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)