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Hunter 37.5 legend alternatives?

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I'm looking to buy a boat somewhere in the new year and given my budget, I'm quite charmed by the 1990-1993 Hunter 37.5 legend, especially because of her layout with a fairly large aft state room and seemingly comfortable head. I'm looking for a boat that I could sail for long weekends or even longer periods of time. Does anyone know any good alternatives, especially regarding a larger aft state room, so I can widen my online searches?

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Hi all!

I'm looking to buy a boat somewhere in the new year and given my budget, I'm quite charmed by the 1990-1993 Hunter 37.5 legend, especially because of her layout with a fairly large aft state room and seemingly comfortable head. I'm looking for a boat that I could sail for long weekends or even longer periods of time. Does anyone know any good alternatives, especially regarding a larger aft state room, so I can widen my online searches?

Thanks!

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Take a look at the Moorings 38.2 verses the Legend 37.5 of the same era.

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Take a look at the Moorings 38.2 verses the Legend 37.5 of the same era.
I would suggest that the Beneteau First 38s5 would be closer to the Hunter Legend 37.5 in terms of rig, and build quality and a major step up in fit and finish quality. The Moorings 38.2 version was a substantially downgraded version of the 38s5.

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Re: Hunter 37.5 legend alternatives?

Hey,

Some similar boats to consider
Catalina 36
C&C 36XL or 37/40 (the 37/40 will be more $)
Beneteau (already mentioned)
Jenneau 36.2 or sunfast 36

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Thanks for the help! I'll have a look! Much appreciated!
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Re: Hunter 37.5 legend alternatives?

Just curious about why you're looking for alternatives. The Legends are great boats. You'll be hard pressed to find a better boat and better value.

Of all the boats listed above, I'd still pick the Legend (in fact I did).

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Re: Hunter 37.5 legend alternatives?

I'm pretty much orienting myself and making sure I have enough information to make a good buy. I just looked at the other boats mentioned in this thread and I still like the layout of the Hunter best.
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I'm pretty much orienting myself and making sure I have enough information to make a good buy. I just looked at the other boats mentioned in this thread and I still like the layout of the Hunter best.
Just out of curiosity, have you actually seen that "large aft state room" in real life? My recollection is that most the cabin and berth are under the cockpit and bridge deck and so seem quite cramped in real life. My recollection is that head was nice and I liked that they did not try to fit a second head or dedicated shower into a boat this size.

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Re: Hunter 37.5 legend alternatives?

Hey,

IMHO Regarding boat shopping, you should have either one boat model you want, or even better is to have a few models you like. Then find the nicest boat in your area and make your offer.

If you decide you want the Legend 37.5 (which I think is a nice boat) it may be a long time before you find one in your area that is in good condition and your budget.

If you decide you like the Legend 37.5 AND the Bene First, you are a lot more likely to fine ONE boat to buy before the season gets away from you. I don't know where you are located (it's helpful if this information is part of your profile), but it is not that easy to find a good boat at a good price. Lastly, find a good broker and see what he has. You may find a boat you never even considered.

Good luck,
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Re: Hunter 37.5 legend alternatives?

I have spent a lot of time on a freinds 375. I thought the accomodations were quite good. We routinely had dinner parties for 4 and sometimes more adults in great comfort.

The aft cabin doesnt have a lot of headroom or natual light, but lots of room for two people to lie down in. My buddy that owned one did a lot of rig/sailing upgrades, he occasionally sent me up the mast to do the odd job for him as he wasnt all that keen on climbing, so i had a good look around up there too.
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