I can't place the exact model, but IMO these are all pretty much of a muchness (no offence meant)........from what I have seen of these sort of boats I would have no fundamental problem in using one for extended periods - and indeed I would be more than happy to spend a year on one crusing around the Caribbean
. IMO it does some things better than others, and some worse - but that is applicable to all boats.
Never been to the Caribbean (Note to myself, must get to Cuba
before Castro departs and it gets McDonaldised or turns into Haiti).......but from what I have read over the years and as you have time to plan your island hopping around the weather
then I think the boat would be eminently suitable. Not to say you couldn't take her accross to the Med at a later stage.
IMO It all boils down to, how much, what condition she is in and very importantly how much and what sort of equipment
she has on board - ie how much will you have to equip her for your
intended use. Crunch the figures and you will have an answer.
Also IMO getting a boat that is well known / mass produced will be easier to sell on - depending on your plans. Some of us do have a tendency to buy boats to last for the next 97 years, even if we never keep them 97 months