And why not? Thats what I intend to do but I have one MAJOR concern.....
Have you sat down and worked out what it'll cost you? I don't wish to be rude, but by the boat you describe, you're not a wealthy person so surely sail would be a better bet.
As for the 'legalities', the minimum you'll need is an ICC
and of course make sure you have the appropriate insurance
cover. Turn up at a foreign port without this document and they can seize the boat until you can provide it.
As for 'pick up work on the way', etc. Do you mean on shore or are you thinking about charter
work on the boat? If the later, forget it. A, the charter
market in Europe
is at an all time low and B, you won't have the right kind of licence / insurance
or boat coding to do it legaly.
Personaly, I have been mucking about with boats for years but only purchased my own boat at the begining of this year to do pretty much what you're planning. 10 months on board and I love it but it has been a VERY steep learning
curve and i've now decided to sell my motor
yacht to buy a sail boat so I can actually afford to GO PLACES!!!!
This forum seems to be a HUGE mine of experience from all over the world so i'd reccomend reading through it carefully and don't be afraid to ask any questions that you may have thought were stupid.