Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
Unless you are VERY lucky, I doubt that you will find anything in the inboard diesel/6-7m/jet drive/ reasonable condition range that will fit your budget. You either need to lower your spec or raise your budget by a factor of around 3
Actually its not quite so ridiculous. This is a very well known PAC22 on here: Pacific 22 (Old Spice) £11995 ono
that has an upgraded engine and modernised console. Whist this is a bit more original: Pacific 22 - 1991 - £7995
A Pac won't give you great speed (even the 'uprated' ones struggle to get 30 knots) but will give you incredible sea keeping.
Probably not so easy with a jet drive - but unless you are usually working in very shallow water, or with people around you in the water or need incredible manoeuvrability its probably not worth the extra cost (in purchase or fuel). A depth finder and chart plotter would be a cheaper way of avoiding the bottom!
However with that budget I think you'd find it easier to get something with an outboard.