The trip from San Diego
could be done in almost anything, (normally) downwind in benign conditions; Panama
to Florida, not so much.
Panama to the west end of Cuba
can be brutal, three out of three times I've done it the seas were 10 to 12 feet minimum and short period with wind
in mid 20's from Panama to Roatan. Miserable conditions to say the least.
A well prepped Hunter could do it, but it won't be fun and you'll probably have plenty to repair in Florida.