We quantify blue water cruisers as boats designed to handle and be out in rough seas off of the coast. Then there are production boats, which are designed for coastal cruising in lighter weather. ... These boats are designed to handle rough seas and long passages.

What is a blue water vessel?

A blue-water navy is a maritime force capable of operating globally, essentially across the deep waters of open oceans. ... The Defense Security Service of the United States has defined the blue-water navy as "a maritime force capable of sustained operation across the deep waters of open oceans.