Bavaria Cruiser 50 It’s been on the water for a year or so in Europe, and now the Cruiser 50—big sister to the Cruiser 45 that won a 2012 Best Boats award—has made it to this side of the Pond. It’s a powerful offshore boat with a choice of interior layouts to suit just about any cruising plans or styles. The roomy hull is from Farr Yacht Design and performance should live up to the name.
If you're serious about sailing around the world, you want a decent sized boat that can handle open ocean sailing. It can get extremely rough very quickly, I've experienced 15-20ft seas with gale force winds on a large boat, I could still feel the waves 2-3 days after I was back on land. I can't imagine what it would have been like on a 26ft boat!
If I were to attempt to sail around the world I'd want a TP52 or similar size/performance.