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He is Korean and the boats are in Japan. Bahamas cruise unlikely in near future.
Hunter is lightly built compared to the IP but will be faster.
The Freedom has bigger water tanks usually 50 galls and water = luxury. However it has an unusual rig.
Both the Hunter and Freedom have spade rudders which are more vulnerable.
The IP will be slower but has a better rep for being tough and well made. I think it also feels larger than 27 feet inside for some reason. I would be tempted to choose the IP if ocean crossing is in your future plans, for liveaboard and fair weather coastal sailing any will do pick the one that looks best cared for.