Others have disagree but without getting into another argument of the quality of Catalinas, I have the perspective of someone who has done lots of cruising throughout the south pacific
and Indian Oceans. My opinion is that you tend to not see many if any Catalinas that far offshore
of the U.S. for a number of reasons, the primary one being they are neither designed, constructed or intended for extended offshore voyage. They are fine and in their element as coastal cruisers and because they are relatively cheap
, are prevalent in the Caribbean
as are their competitor company boats, Hunter
For your stated purpose, any would be suitable.