Something you might look at, and not trying to change your mind, just give you another option..
Many of the early ocean Racers are infact set up for comfortable cruising.. and I'm not talking about a stripped out, bear hull
.. but the first series of the beneteau
, built in france
and designed to perform and take the punishment of Off Shore racing
many of these boats ended up in the charter
industry and are cheep to find fo the boat they are..
The FIRST 38 built in the early 80 can be had for around 50k the 42 is a little more and the 456 is still higher, but all have been a proven ocean performer and can still be found in good condition..
Andy and Liza Copland did a 6 year, round the world cruise
with 3 little boys aboard.. you'll often find liza at boat shows selling books
and videos of the trip..
Andy was a Yacht broker in BC, and didnt sell Beneteau's but it was a FIRST 42 that he chose to perform a "swift and safe passage" for him and his family
Even Steve and Linda Dashew, have pushed the facts that a newer performance design is the best choice..
You'll here all kind of stories of a performance design being less comfortable than a heavyweight..
But a good look throu U-Tube at race
videos, and watch the horrizon in the video.. the boats dont rock around or move about as many say.. a good performance boat is easy to opperate, even single
hand, and they're designed to move smothly throu the water
, and effeciently..
And comfort, ours came with a full teak
and holly interior