I owned a 1989 Hunter 31 for a few years. I'd maybe compare it to a used american economy car. It wasn't flashy, a few things could have been done better, but overall it was a reasonable boat for coastal/Bahamas cruising.
I overlapped that boat with a Benteau 32 and felt the Benteau was an overall better constructed and better thought out boat. The Hunter for example had several through hulls with elbows which were under the back bunk and backed with plywood
. Not easy to access and more likely to clog than inline plumbing
and of course it's only a matter of time until the plywood
backing in the bilge
Boats that age can really vary in condition and use. A Michigan boat may
have fewer engine
hours and less overall corrosion
than my Florida
The issue I see with making an offer now, is that obviously you won't be doing a sea trial for a while….