I bought a 79 Hunter 25 last march (my first sailboat). I think it was a great boat for me to learn on but I'm already looking to move up to a bigger boat. My biggest complaint is head room in the cabin. Another thing I noticed with mine is that there is a lot of storage space around the cockpit underneith but it's hard to access with the two hatches. I know some Hunters are configured a little different so this might not be an issue on the one you are looking at. My boat is a good boat and I like it but if I were to do it over again I would probably look for a boat with more head room and maybe a bigger beam. Home this helps.