From reading a lot of posts here, it seems to be:
1. On the approved bluewater boat list: check
2. Not considered a "coastal cruiser" (even if in better condition than 1): check
This applies no matter what the actual use of the boat is, because we all want the perceived ability to cross oceans, even if that costs us the ability to sail on the weekends.
It would be interesting to take a poll
on the actual use of a boat (say, last year) vs the planned use (next year). Are people purchasing
the correct boats? I see an awful lot of unused boats when I walk around marinas