There's a Westerly Centaur for sale
on e-Bay in Florida
, asking $2,500. She was grounded, but since she has bilge
keels her hull
is OK. Engine
overheated and the rudder
bent, so there is some work to be done, but you can probably negotiate. Not the prettiest boats in the world, but probably the most spacious 26 footer you'll ever see, and loads of them have done ocean crossings with quite a few circumnavs too.
For a limited budget
this, or some way like it, is the way I'd go. Oh, the advert has nothing to do with me, I just came across it.
1973 Westerly 27 sailboat