Hi there Oz-bull. Can't help myself mate - being from just across the way from you. In Brissie at the mo seeing my sis.
When we bought our Bahia
I realized that it cost around the same as a Venezia. The longer you go the less hobby horsing so more comfort. More water
line means more speed meaning less time on a long haul as well. Safety
to a certain extent.
You will find the prices in the Caribbean
are perhaps the best around. With the drop in prices and more people unloading their charter
boats because there are less people chartering, I am sure you can get a very good boat for 2/5's of 3/8's of SFA.
Then you can do some cruising in the Caribbean
before you bring her back to Oz.
If you wait, we should have our boat back here in say ...... sssshhhhhh eeeeeee - about 7 - years.