Here's a Hunter
54 for sale
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