Now we're getting somewhere! I suggest that you consult Jimmy Cornell's excellent book: World Cruising Routes, which will tell you what the best path will be at various times of year, as well as when NOT to attempt it. Based on the conditions to be encountered (also discussed in the book), you can choose a boat suitable for such a trip. Most cruising sailboats, if they meet your budget
and liveability requirements, will be suitable--which or what sort becomes largely a matter of preference. Look for something with standing headroom
, a comfy galley
, and plenty of storage
space for supplies and water
. My favorite type of boat is a full-keel, stern-hung rudder
, gaff-rigged pilot cutter
style of boat, but there's good options out there suitable to all tastes.