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post #16 of Old 03-10-2002
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Beneteau vs Hunter

Lots of opinions here, but, at the risk of adding one without personal attack on any design, my wife and I have owned a Beneteau 41 for just over a year and we find it to be a perfect fit for our 1000+ mile/year use mostly on the Chesapeake. We have guests almost every weekend, find it to be fast and responsive, yet roomy and comfortable. Our newest addition is an asymetric spinnaker for the light wind during the heart of the summer. Bluntly, whatever you choose, someone else will have opinions one way or the other. Both Beneteau and Hunter are good boats or they wouldn''t sell so many. Don''t listen to the naysayers. Buy what you like after lots of evaluation of your own requirments. We happen to love our Beneteau and you will love whatever you eventually decide on. Good luck.
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