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At the top of your budget you can do better than a Cat22, though they are good starters.
Today you can probably find a Catalina 25 or 27, A Ranger 26, maybe even a rough 29, and depending on your area there will be other popular boats in similar ranges.
Here in the PNW other good starter/bargain boats would include a Thunderbird 26 (in F/G), a Haida 26, a Cal 25, C&C 25/26/27 and more.
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)