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|14 Hours Ago 04:49 PM|
Re: 1982 Hunter '54
Ava only posted one time a year ago. I doubt if you will be hearing from him/her.
|19 Hours Ago 11:50 AM|
Re: 1982 Hunter '54
Would love to talk with you about your experience with buying the Hunter 54.
I am a lic. Capt. who delivers sailboats on the East coast and am looking forward
to chartering / live aboard/cruising.
Have been researching for years, and have met some very knowledgible sailors.
I am considering a h54 that has been in freshwater in the US.
Wondering how you are faring.
Capt. A. T.
|10-20-2015 10:03 AM|
Re: 1982 Hunter '54
We just bought H54
I am looking for any manuals or blue print ? I will pay for copy's and shipping.
|06-18-2008 06:48 PM|
A 36 ft is about the limit of what I can handle alone, and finding crew is not all that easy.
A 54 ft is awfully big, methinks, but it will be fast.
|06-18-2008 05:04 PM|
There was no offence offered or taken in my opinion, just two blokes sharing information. I am still overwhelmed by your original post and your knowledge of boats, and in this instance the Hunter 54. I am still considering taking the boat for a sail just to at the least satisfy my curiosity about the boat and how she sails.
|06-18-2008 08:46 AM|
I did not mean my comments as a criticism. In fact, I very much appreciated that you responded my comment on Paul Lindenburg. It reminded me of something that I had forgotten over the years. I am sorry if my note #27 sounded like I was unappreciative of your setting the record straight.
|06-15-2008 12:29 AM|
|cayoosh||Jeff, I have no doubt you are correct, I was just letting you know what it said on the brochure.|
|06-07-2008 08:43 AM|
My understanding is that Paul Lindenburg designed the hull for Warren Luhrs distance racer, and then Cherubini, who was sort of the in house designer, designed the modifications from the original raceboat design such as the deck plan, interior, rig and keel. I got that second hand at a boat show when these were new boats, but then again its a long time ago and I have never followed it up, so it could be wrong.
|06-07-2008 03:16 AM|
Thank you for a very thorough and thoughtful comment on your knowledge and experience with these boats. It is probable that I may be a bit scared off the boat after some of the other inputs, however, I see no harm in actually going and taking one for a sail with a bunch of very experienced sailors to gather their hands on comments as well. No doubt if there is a temtation to proceed, a very thorough survey will be undertaken.
Also a copy of an old Hunter 54 brochure was emailed to me by Hunter Marine and it says that the boat was designed by John Cherubini and Cortland Steck.
Stirling, your website is a fabulous insight into some of the details of a Hunter 54, thank you for providing all the history as well.
|06-05-2008 01:00 PM|
The Hunter 54
You will find that the Hunter 54 is a very different boat than a typical Hunter. I've been tracking Hunter 54 prices for the last 10 years, they have took the normal dip in value after the 20 year mark. A yacht 20 in age is what most lenders will finance, so 20+ year yachts typically dip in value after that mark due to the buying pool becomes less. Historically H54's can be had from 120k-70k depending on condition.
The Hunter 54 was designed as an Ocean Racer. Some of the features that I like are its safety. It is a very fast boat and that makes it much more safer than a slower boat. It also has all of the other numbers/formulas as far as stability goes. Its boom only extends just shy of the companionway entrance, so there is zero chance of getting smacked in the head with the boom while in the cockpit or going below. All controls run into the cockpit. The Rudder placement as some have stated makes her a little weird in a following sea, that it makes her super maneuverable when docking.
All of that said, the Hunter 54 was built in 1981-1984 so that makes for a boat that could be full of issues due to age and corrosion as with any boat of that age. An old boat of that age will most likely need certain areas and systems to be updated/restored.
Again, checkout "hunter 54 dot com" for more info.
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