I owned one 25 years ago. A good boat
and likely better made than new Beneteau
boats. Just be sure that you carefully check the bearing in the rudder
and make sure the rigging
is less than 10 years old. Prepare it as if you were going to circumnavigate, and you'll be fine. Also, a thought from a guy who has made the trip a few times. Don't leave from the Northeast. Go from Norfolk or that area. Your weather
windows will be much more predictable. That is what Jimmy Cornell recommends, and I found out why the hard way when I left Newport
going to Bermuda
in mid-November in 2016. We got our butts kicked.