I thought I might post this as a little inspiration for those wondering how much boat and how much money you need to go long range cruising.
This boat was in a slip in Sebana Cove Malaysia in March of this year. Looks like an interesting conversion. If I recall it was from Russia (Vladivostok). So if you are motivated to leave where you are, apparently it can be done quite economically.
20 years ago met a french COUPLE cruising a lifeboat converted to a gaff cutter, Solomon Is I think, no headroom, sold the boat when she got pregnant ( always a risk on a boat where you can't stand up.)