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"NEW! Hunter Marine's theEDGE
It's a POWER BOAT! It's a SAIL BOAT
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"This new 27 boat is both a powerboat and a sailboat, appropriately named for its cutting edge in engineering; for its leading edge performance; and its ability to transgress the edge between sailing and power boating. "


I just do not 'get it'. Who buys something like this?
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What can I say:



"NEW! Hunter Marine's theEDGE
It's a POWER BOAT! It's a SAIL BOAT
!"

"This new 27 boat is both a powerboat and a sailboat, appropriately named for its cutting edge in engineering; for its leading edge performance; and its ability to transgress the edge between sailing and power boating. "


I just do not 'get it'. Who buys something like this?

EXACTLY!! There is hardly any space for a good BBQ grill. WHy not just take that big stick thing off from the middle?!??

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Ok I can see the point of this one especially on the lake where I live. the winds here are very unpredictable and to top it off, the majority of the boats here are power boats. However there are those gorgeous days when you have a solid 10-15 knot wind and you don't feel like hearing the engine.

You COULD buy a sailboat AND a power boat then try to figure out a way to moor them both with the rediculous cost of slip rental/ownership. OR buy something like this. Look at it this way, at least they used a higher power outboard instead of a space (and fuel) hungry Mercruiser inboard.
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Well the macGregor 26 was supposed to have a 50 hp outboard...this one should have at least that...I guess if thats what one really wants...go figure...the mac 26 was supposedly the mother of all planing sailboats and most reports said it pointed terribly...wonder if they got it right with this one.. doubt it though ...
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Well personally I don't see how a sailboat can have a "planing" hull when my bow rider doesn't plane until it hits about 18 kts. Likewise, without a keel my bow rider would be a joke with a mast and sail (but the thought is intriguing )
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I saw it in person, it's just as ugly as the Mac 26


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Hmm. I wonder how hard it would be to stick a center board and a mast on my Mariah.
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What can I say:



"NEW! Hunter Marine's theEDGE
It's a POWER BOAT! It's a SAIL BOAT
!"

"This new 27 boat is both a powerboat and a sailboat, appropriately named for its cutting edge in engineering; for its leading edge performance; and its ability to transgress the edge between sailing and power boating. "


I just do not 'get it'. Who buys something like this?
Entry level boat buyers buy them!
Husband wants power boat wife wants sailboat or vise versa.
Some folks appreciate the versatility of a hybrid others like tralerability.
They are affordable and appeal to a certain target market, and there are no shortage of buyers. MacGregor Corp. cannot supply demand so another player is up to the plate. This boat can and will sell, make no mistake, the people that buy them generally like them, only a few exceptions.
Hunter is simply trying to increase their sales with another product line. It is about getting more folks out on the water, once they are hooked they buy upwards, simple marketing, thats all there is to it. Now do you get it?
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Only price I can find on line so far is 25K British Pounds... around 50K US.. a bit more than the Mac, I think, and uses a 75hp outboard.

Obviously, as Cap Kermie notes (and knows), there's a market for these things. Thing is, you can easily buy a good sailing boat for the cost of the motor alone.....

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Only price I can find on line so far is 25K British Pounds... around 50K US.. a bit more than the Mac, I think, and uses a 75hp outboard.

Obviously, as Cap Kermie notes (and knows), there's a market for these things. Thing is, you can easily buy a good sailing boat for the cost of the motor alone.....
It starts around $27,000.


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