On the other hand, there are people on this forum that are into long distance sailing, and are heavy-duty geeks to boot.
For example (cough) - me.
I sailed for 2 years back in the very early 80's on a small vessel (a 29' Iroquois cat, in case you are interested). After some 10,000 miles of sailing I might possibly comment.
There were few electronics at that time - we had a miserable depth-sounder, a crappy VHF, a crappy electronic log. Not much worked after a while - we used a Walker log (yup, trailing log with spinner), compass, sextant, cheap digital watches, and a very useful HP44C calculator for reducing sights.
And a crucial Autohelm - I only had one, and it died after being left inverted in a locker, fortunately after the Atlantic crossing.
As stuff broke down, it tended to get replaced with simpler things - a lot of rope, frequently.
The most wonderful bit of electronics on the boat - the autohelm, and a solar panel to actually make it work - and lights, oh joy!
My advice is keep it as simple as possible, duplicate what you can (weight is not your issue - it was mine). Here's my list for the present day:
2 separate 12v power systems
2 separate solar charging systems
autopilot + spare (I used Raymarine - I like their stuff even though they do make nasty military gear). If you can fit a windvane then do so (depends on your boat I had a fast cat and they don't work too well). Check the power consumption - the tiller ones are good, wheel ones not so good.
2 small watermakers (fresh water is the ultimate luxury in a cruising boat) .+ spares. One would probably do, they are very reliable
2 dinghies (you've got the room - 1 good rowable, one outboard powered. If you can make either sailable you will like that) [I know these are not electronics, but they are absolutely essential to life]
a folding bike or two will transform life in harbour (sorry, not electronic either)
panel mounted GPS/plotter (I rate this as spoiling yourself, but you probably have the money if you can afford an 18m boat)
hand held GPS (phones do this and you can get marine charts - great backup and really useful ashore)
hand bearing compass
depth sounder (if you can afford a forward looking one, better yet)
EPIRB (if you can afford personal ones, great) - yes, you'll want a liferaft. I didn't have one but I was on a cat and they don't sink (they can flip but I didn't - and you get somewhere to sit)
make sure all lights are LED, including the nav lights
if your boat is really dry you could take a cheap laptop plus inverter - don't rely on it as your sole source of charts, though
microwave - great to save gas, there are 12v ones available
radios to choice.
through hull log - maybe, Ive had a couple fairly recently and they tend to get clagged up, maybe they have improved. I believe you can even get ones that don't flood the boat as you pull out the sender. Nice if you can link everything together (if you stick to one brand it's easier)
wind instruments - nice idea, but tend not to survive. In Australia the cockatoos eat the wind-vanes, for example. Annoying. Expensive. A tough metal vane without electronics should survive
The marine environment is harsh on electronics. Modern electronics are wonderful, but if anything breaks you are totally stuffed. You need a plan B and a plan C - thus take a sextant, tables (there are excellent calculators around).
I would take a waterproof Android phone (yes, they do exist), and perhaps some dirt cheap (b&w if you can find them - batteries last forever!) simple phones.
If you go too high tech, you separate yourself from the marine environment - far too many people sail about, listening to loud music. Nice occasionally but what's the point?
It can be really neat to digitise a bunch of videos and music and take a player or two. I certainly take a couple of Kindles (the cheap simple ones) as it can get a little boring sometimes.
18m is a very big boat - I was once advised by a long term cruising sailor never to sail a boat you cannot single-hand. It's not a bad point. Can you? Believe me, crew wander off, friends go home, family seem to get commitments - you WILL end up single-handing at some time. Or do you want to depend on random sailor picked somewhere - fun, but it can be a long way with someone you don't like.
All that said - go! You can learn on the way (don't listen to the nay-sayer - I mean how many people have sailed around the world before? It's usually their first time), you will suffer storms and calms; each will try you. With luck, you will discover amazing resources within yourself that perhaps you did not expect.
But as for electronics - don't become one of those boats that stagger from port to port, fixing things - I've seen far too many. Simple boats sail, complex boat lay up and repair.
Stay fit, stay well, and sail!
And when you get to Sydney, drop in for a chat!