still have questions about seaworthiness, and comfort.
So how comfortable do you want to be? It's not an exact definition. Seaworthiness is an abstract concept
too. If it makes the trip and you are not comfortable it could still be seaworthy
if you don't sink and die.
The manufacturer won't give you the money
back if it is neither seaworthy
or comfortable. Those are aspects you need to define in your own terms that define a boat. As far as budget
goes there are many. Unless you intend on doing this as an open ocean trip. There are no boats in your budget
that can do that. Multiply by 10 for an open ocean trip.
I think you may be on the wrong track as far as looking for a brand name. Flemming and Krogen come to mind as well as Defever but they are out of the price
range. If you want to do this on a budget then you need to get into it more from the point of view of how long do you have and how do you want to do this trip. Do you want to go one way or come back too. What about expenses? The fuel
bill is not small. It might run $15,000. 3 to 10 gallons per hour is not uncommon on the very low end. Marina fees
might average $75 per night or more depending on how comfortable you can afford. Insurance
and other fees
could add to this. If you don';t have a boating background that will add to the cost as well.