Orissail I would virtually disagree with every line of your original post. Your ignoring years of marine
development and feel everyone should be the equivalent of a Bristol pilot cutter
Firstly virtually any well found mainstream production yacht has and will circumnavigate especially if you avoid the Polar regions !!
There are many good production cc boats with sugar scoop sterns. Ignore this nonsense about " barn door " rudders and long keels and narrow beams etc this stuff went out of fashion in the 50's.
As to the advice on electronics
that too is misinformed. Raymarine
is long gone from raytheon
in fact it's the only real European marine electronics
company left.( ray is based in the uk) Simrad
( and Robertson is long gone into simrad) Simrad
is only a brand name of lowrance.
Ignore also comments about gear round the world
racers use these people use customised b&g or nke stuff that's not available to mere mortals and they duplicate and tripilicate everything ( and it still beaks ).
makes fine gear
on a par or better then others. Don't listen to me loom at the equipment
surveys done on the 200+ boats sailing the arc
. Inmy experience ray makes the best autopilot