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Hi,

Welcome to Sailnet!

Rather than recommend any specific boats, or even comment on the Hunter 33, my best suggestion would be to go ahead with your good plan to take classes and build experience. At this point, it's somewhat premature to be picking out boats. As your experience grows, you will more than likely develop some strong preferences for, or at least biases against, certain kinds of boats.

It's too soon to narrow in on that Hunter 33 based on price alone. There are literally dozens and dozens of boat models that fall in your price range that are capable of coastal cruising and hopping out to the Bahamas (sailing down to the Carribbean is a fair bit more involved).
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