I own a Cal but am enamored with Sabres. Particularly the 34, which would suit my needs well. Your guy is wrong. Hunter never built, nor was associated with Sabre. That said,I sailed on a Hunter CC 46, and found it to be very nicely finished. This was in the Caribeean, I was chartering and met a couple. Cool boat. Imagine that some Hunter models are built better than others. All I hear are negatives about Hunter though. And personally, I hate the looks of most of them.