In todays buyers market you should be able to find what you are looking for. I for one am partial to full keel
. Although my boat
, a 37' full keel
heavy double ender, (28K displacement), she can throw up over a 1000 ft of sail and in anything over 8 knots gets up and goes. The thing to remember is when you find yourself in the sh*t, (and you eventually will), knowing you have a substantial hull
underneath you is a very comforting feeling.
This is not to say other hull
designs will do the job such as a modified full keel. My only complaint with my full keel is its sluggish response in tight courters but this is overcome with experience. A fuIl keel with a cut out forefoot like that found on the Tayana 37
would be ideal. I would just stay away from fin/spade rudder
combos for blue water
but I suspect there are those that would disagree.
Good luck with your search but whatever you do have her surveyed.