You might also look at boats in British Colombia
, as well. Check on how the Aussie $$ is doing relative to the Canadian and US ones.
Honestly, if you have never skippered your own boat
before, what you suggest doing--buying a boat and doing the NW passage
in the first year-- is silly-risky and will take much careful preparation. There are huge differences between sailing the Channel with Ron, piggybacking on his years of experience, and daring the North Pacific
I don't want to be mean to you, but many people with little experience and respect for the ocean come to grief on it. The voyage of the Rebel Heart comes to mind. If you are a good fixer-upper, you may well be able to handle repairs
spares and so forth. Provisioning
for that long a stay away from resources will be a challenge, as well. I'm really hoping you've grown up sailing, and have more experience than you mentioned. You need knowledge, even more than $$, although you'll need plenty of that, too.
Convince us this is a good idea for you.
We all start at the beginning, of course, but you really should have some experience coastal cruising your new boat
before you head