For what you want to do, if you want a monohull
, I'd consider the Kelly Peterson
44. They are older boats, but the hulls are heavily built and fast (long waterline). Center cockpit
rig. Active owner's group supported by a very informative website. The 46 is same boat
, 2 feet longer, more bucks of course.
Peterson Cutter - Boats for Sale
Link is to the "for sale" section. Lots of these boats doing serious voyaging today.