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Hunters are built with countertop material
It seems to me, that the mid-size and smaller Hunters, and Catalinas, are built with a particular market in mind. That of the weekend sailor, usually on a lake, who wants an affordable boat they can be comfortable on. In that respect, I think both fill a niche that the "bluewater" builders not only don''t, but can''t, due to cost. Not everyone can drive a Mercedes, that''s why there are so many Chevys and Fords. It''s the same with boats. So yeah, they may not be the best looking or best sailing boats on the market, but they do have their place. And simple economics tells you, the more boats there are out there, the cheaper "stuff" will be to put on ''em.
And yes, I own a Hunter, a H26. It''s big enough to weekend on, or even vacation on. AND, for $650 a season, I basically have a lake cottage. But, more than that, it got me back into sailing. And that ain''t a bad thing !!!