I reckon to avoid extra costs, don't buy in EU, Aus or NZ unless you are a resident (These places have inflated values due to import
taxes). If its a first voyage boat, you've already spent plenty but it would be better to be at a place where equip was available and at a inexpensive place as well, (I'm not sure where that is, let me know will you’all).
Think the vessel should be in good order if you are away from home base, so you are not spending extra on accommodation or worry about visa issues or being in a lousy place that is not your choosing.
My concern is feasibility and not knowing if I have the courage to do it from a remote
I was just reading another post
Solo adventure over, where to next.....?
Where the poster contemplated his first sail and "he felt anxiouse" I would too. But somehow I think its easier from near home.