As for my choice for a full keel - this is because my ambition is to undertake some long-distance offshore cruising eventually and the general consensus appears to be that this is the more desirable keel for the size of boat. Its a tricky one though and is a subject that will no doubt open up another lively debate...
that is certainly NOT the general consensus of opinion.
Not only are the above left out (all very capable blue water boats) There also is..
Valiant, Cabo Rico, Amel, Swan, Gulfstar, CSY, PSC, CS, and a whole host of others.
See, not to get personal at all, but at this point in your venture,
you don't know what you don't know.
I'm not saying that you aren't looking a fine boat, but, don't take the full keel thing as gospel, as its the only thing you need to have to travel off to the hinterlands.
There are some fine books available on the subject, as well as many "old" read ~experienced~ sailors here. Most will give you their honest opinion as to what you should be looking for.
Take it with a grain of salt, as they will be somewhat biased based on what they own, but to a person, they will be able to offer insight, separating the wheat from the chaff so to speak.
Based on your statements, you owe it to yourself to spend time on, and with different sailboats.
Walk the docks, offer to be railmeat for a sailor going out for the day, most will be glad to have an extra pair of hands. And they'll talk your ear off on what works, and doesn't work for them.
THEN after digesting all of that,, THEN go look for a boat that fits your needs.
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