Yes, Captaingregger, welcome aboard. Your budget
for a cat in the 38 plus foot range is quite workable in the current
market (although take care with respect to allowing sufficent money
for a refit
, if your plans are for a world cruise). As to one month on, one month off, I can envision some problems with laying the boat up and the logistics of flights from various parts
of the world. You must always keep in mind that cruising and schedules don't mix - lets face it, you will need to reprovision the boat on each arrival and wait for the next good weather
window for any passage
. Upon arrival at a new destination
, you will need to arrange security
, etc. for your month away and then clean the boat out prior to your departure. The end result will be, I suspect, that you will only be able to count on making relatively short passages during each 'on' month; I would certainly not count on being able to cross either the Atlantic, or the Pacific if your schedule is that tight.
Nevertheless, there is no doubt that you can enjoy some terrific cruising thay way, so long as you are a little less ambitious than a circumnavigation
. Perhaps start with a boat in the Caribbean
and enjoy that and central/south america for a couple of years.
Anyway, I am sure you have thought of that and, lets face it, if you can't arrange time that is sufficient for ocean crossings, you can always hire a deliver skipper