I will retire in less than a year and be able to finally take to the sea. I live in SE Asia
(Thailand) and intend to remain in, and sail in, this part of the world.
It would be easiest to buy a boat in this region, rather than elsewhere, though the choice is more limited than in Europe
or North America. I will live on the boat part-time and intend to do blue-water cruising with a single
female crew-member. I'm aiming to stay below $150K for the purchase
and any refitting, and have come up with four options presently available. I realize that they are very different boats, but they should all be blue-water capable. I'd welcome any thoughts any present owners might have about these boats for use in the warm water
of SE Asia
1982 Wauquiez Hood
Mark 1, retractable keel
1980 Rival 41A, deep fin keel
1982 Whitby Brewer 42
1999 Roberts 44, steel
Thanks in advance for any help.