Story, you might want to search on the MANY EXISTING THREADS about what a bluewater boat might be.
In terms of price
, what you want to spend doesn't really matter. The price
of a solid hull
, refitting everything aboard form the cabinets to the bilgeboards so they will remain in place during a rollover (battery boxeds and mast
step too these days), carrying sufficient tankage for cruising, replacing all the rigging
if it is 10-15 years old, adding storm panels
ot the portlights
, whether you want to go out with a good set of new sails
or just flog around on old rags....
Add a life raft and your $30,000 budget could be consumed simply in bringing your boat up to what some would call minimum standards. Others would say that if YOU have the experience and skills, you can just go as is.
Plenty of existing threads here and elsewhere about this.