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Old 31-03-2012, 14:16   #1
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Hunter 54 Experience

Hi all,
I am new to this forum and thinking of flying to the USA to purchase a hunter 54, while not young these sailboats look pretty good , I would like to sail it home to Australia.
Does anyone have experience with these sailboats ? Any input would be much appreciated
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Old 31-03-2012, 15:16   #2
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Re: Hunter 54 Experience

Here's a Hunter 54 for sale in Queensland on YachtWorld that looks to be selling for a similar price to what it would cost to buy in the US and to bring to Oz.

And that may not include what a reputable surveyor might find (essential if crossing the Pacific).

The ones I saw (on Yachtworld) didn't have lot of beam (11'4"). They look like a boat that would have been raced more than cruised so there'd be a risk that it'd been rode hard and put away wet.

If I were bringing a boat across the Pacific I'd need to be certain that the rigging, chainplates and rudder were all in first class order, that bulkheads were all securely tabbed, that the steering had been meticulously maintained.

As far as Hunters as cruising boats go I really like the more modern, slightly shorter ones. For a comparable total cost to the 54 this 2000 Hunter 460 could offer better accommodation and a stunning interior.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, pessa.
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They are long, lean and fast. I know where one is completely restored for 67K.
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Charlie Cobra,
Thanks for your reply, could you send me an email address to pmspice@gmail.com, as being a new member I am unable to send you a private message
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Charlie nice job, can't get over the 54's nice lines great job you have done.
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Thanks. She did 12 knots at 1950 RPM.
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Charlie it seems that art is going to do more work on his yacht and hold off selling it for 1 month, its a shame because I really wanted to buy it
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Charlie it seems that art is going to do more work on his yacht and hold off selling it for 1 month, its a shame because I really wanted to buy it
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Seriously? Damn...
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Hi, Ive got a hunter54 ,great shape,loaded,and would be interested in selling it,possibly.
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Sorry, i live in San Francisco.
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