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With some looking around, you should be able to find a suitable boat in your budget. But having read your posts on the other thread, it doesn't sound like you'll have time for a fixer-upper nor even a boat that needs a lot of upgrading. That says to me you might need to look a bit smaller if you want a boat that is truly "ready to go" (if such a mythical beast even exists).
In the U.S. we have a few brands that are designed and marketed as "bluewater" boats, some of which might be closer to turnkey for your purposes. Pacific Seacraft is one such builder, although they tend on the pricier side. But you might be able to find one of their older Crealock 34s or even Crealock 37s up on the high side or a bit above your budget (??depending how advantageous the exchange rate is). These designs are somewhat similar to the Tayana 37 you mentioned, except that they have fin rather than full-keels.
Another U.S. builder to look at is Island Packet. They have produced quite a few models in the mid-to-upper 30 foot range, so you should be able to locate a decent selection across a wide price range.
Some other U.S. makes are Tartan, Sabre, Ericson, Pearson, etc. Most of these were not purpose built bluewater boats, but many sailors have upgraded certain models for off-shore voyages.
Enjoy the search!
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