Hi Froggy Seas,
I have a 1987 Beneteau Idylle 15.5 (51 ft) that I am starting a refit on.
It is a bit of a project at the moment, but available now for $29,000. Boat is located in the Bahamas. PM if you are interested.
Yes how about starting your cruising life in the Pacific only several Days sailing to a feast of tropical Islands after maybe cruising our wonderful cruising grounds ( probably need at least three summers to see most of it and do a few of the Pacific Islands treasures in our Beneteau 456 which we have been cruising in to for three winters then AustraliaIndonesiaMalaysia and the Philippinesto mention a few check out Ocean going yacht on page. 16