Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-10-2011, 14:53   #1
Registered User
 
Sailcat's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida USA
Boat: In Research Mode-Nothing Yet
Posts: 96
Boat Poll III - Hunter 460 General Opinions

Hunter 460 and 466
Today I boarded three appealing boats. The first was a 2000 Hunter 460 and second the 2003 466. I didn't see much difference in the two frm a design pov. I found below deck to be a tight but still roomy interior. Good layout in every respect. On deck I found the same thing. Plenty of room to manuver. Not sure if the raked spreaders would a negative and was hoping to hear from the forum on running vs tack and gibe. These models are deck stepped.

Then I went aboard a Catalina 50 expecting to see a much roomier salon and was quite surprised to find it smaller than the Hunters. On deck it was noticeably larger w lots of room for a dingy on the foredeck. Cockpit had much more room than the Hunters, as well. Cat was keel stepped.
I have yet to sail any of them so I can't comment on performance observations and really I'm not qualified to be too critical at this early stage of my search and education.
Any owners out there proud of thier boats? Hunters and Cats, that is.
__________________

__________________
Sailcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 15:14   #2
Don't ask if you can't handle it
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On the boat somewhere
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 12,322
Re: Boat Poll III-Hunter 460 general opinions

Ask Bash he has a 46' on.
__________________

__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 16:39   #3
Registered User
 
Sailcat's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida USA
Boat: In Research Mode-Nothing Yet
Posts: 96
Re: Boat Poll III-Hunter 460 general opinions

Don Lucas,
Are you happy with your choice of a Hunter? Is it all you need? Good in weather, etc. Are you live-aboard? Are you headed south for the winter?

Broker was pushing me to the Catalina, not because of cost, but I didn't like it nearly as much as the Hunter.
__________________
Sailcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 16:43   #4
Registered User
 
DeWittcap's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Connecticut
Boat: Jeanneau 50 DS
Posts: 28
Re: Boat Poll III-Hunter 460 general opinions

You may want to take a look at a Cambria, if you can find one. extremely well built, very hansdome and fast
__________________
DeWittcap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 16:52   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Orleans or Wahoo
Boat: Hunter 42
Posts: 45
Re: Boat Poll III-Hunter 460 general opinions

We have a 1992 Hunter Passage 42. So not exactly the same boat but I really like it. My husband's the one with the skills and know how. We spent 4 months traveling from New Orleans to the Bahamas with a 3 week stop in Key West this year. It handled well in a variety of weather. Well we didn't encounter any really bad weather. As you mentioned Hunters are very roomy and comfortable. This is our second Hunter we also have a 40ft Legend (interested??). We believe in lots of creature comforts - not for us the grueling passages eating hardtack. This boat works for us.
__________________
wahoo40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 16:59   #6
Registered User
 
Sailcat's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida USA
Boat: In Research Mode-Nothing Yet
Posts: 96
Re: Boat Poll III-Hunter 460 general opinions

DeWittcap,
I would like to know how you like your Jeanneau 50DS. I'm reviewing them now and hope to see one next week end. Have you had it long? Is it well built (IYO) for blue water passages?
Thanks
__________________
Sailcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 17:01   #7
Registered User
 
Sailcat's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida USA
Boat: In Research Mode-Nothing Yet
Posts: 96
Re: Boat Poll III-Hunter 460 general opinions

Thanks, Wahoo. Good testimony.
__________________
Sailcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 17:35   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bayfield, Lake Superior, WI
Boat: C&C 34
Posts: 358
Images: 1
Re: Boat Poll III-Hunter 460 general opinions

Hunters are commonly bashed (Google "Hunter sailboat quality") because they do things differently. The backstayless fractional rig, deck stepped masts, fiberglass rudder posts, lotsa freeboard, the rollbar, to name a few. And they are not considered an "offshore" boat...but they've got a lot of company there. Hunters are probably fine for daysailing & coastal cruising...and that's how the vast majority of us use our boats. My own C&C 34, also not an offshore boat, is known for performance and seaworthiness and while it may tack through 75' it definitely doesn't have the interior room of a Hunter. Like life, sailboats are a series of compromises so keep doing your research. And try to get a ride in a Hunter and something like a Tartan on a blowy day with 4 - 6 foot seas.
__________________
Never, ever, ever take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time.
sailstoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 18:01   #9
Don't ask if you can't handle it
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On the boat somewhere
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 12,322
Re: Boat Poll III-Hunter 460 general opinions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailcat View Post
Don Lucas,
Are you happy with your choice of a Hunter? Is it all you need? Good in weather, etc. Are you live-aboard? Are you headed south for the winter?

Broker was pushing me to the Catalina, not because of cost, but I didn't like it nearly as much as the Hunter.

My wife and I are very happy with our Hunter 410. I don't really have any complaints about it. Regardless what some who don't turely know, my 410 will take me anywhere and do is quickly and comfortably. And I feel the contruction is very good!

Currently we are mostly weekenders. But we plan on this being our cruiser in a few years.

I don't know what you are looking for if you felt the 46/460 was too small.

There's a whole thread about Attraction to Hunters I started way before I got mine. Good reading mostly.
__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 09:07   #10
Registered User
 
SV.Maverick's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Seabrook, TX
Boat: Gulfstar 50
Posts: 292
Re: Boat Poll III - Hunter 460 General Opinions

I agree with DL I have never heard someone say the interior of the 460 was small. You my friend might be a cat man.
__________________
SV.Maverick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 13:18   #11
Registered User
 
Sailcat's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida USA
Boat: In Research Mode-Nothing Yet
Posts: 96
Re: Boat Poll III - Hunter 460 General Opinions

Sorry, guys.
I didn't mean the 460 was small, at all. On the contrary, I found it to be just right. What I was trying to get accross was that I wouldn't go smaller, that's all. For instance, because of the forward crew cabin and large locker in the Catalina 50, it reduced the size of the salon to less square footage than the Hunter 460. Or at least it appears that way. I really loved the Hunter 460 and if I had my check book with me at the time I may have left a deposit. (glad I didn't though. still too early for me to finalize my choice, but the Hunter sure narrowed things down by eliminating many boats I've looked at.)
Thank you for your generous comments!
__________________
Sailcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2014, 07:03   #12
Registered User

Join Date: May 2014
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Boat: Hunter 460, 46'
Posts: 35
Re: Boat Poll III - Hunter 460 General Opinions

Also looking at a 2002 Hunter 460. It's offered at $175K which seems a bit high but it looks brand new and in much better condition than some 2005 and 2006 44 DS's we saw for around the same price. 1900+ hours on the 76 hp Yanmar. Trying to figure out the best negotiating strategy (what to offer initially). Our budget is around $150K.
__________________
atexasex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-07-2015, 11:06   #13
Registered User
 
Soldout2sailing's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Boat: Hunter 460 44'3"
Posts: 7
Unhappy Re: Boat Poll III - Hunter 460 General Opinions

I spoke to a broker recently that said he normally will offer 30% less than a boat is listed. This is a business deal and the seller always has 3 options, accept, reject or counter. I missed a very sweet deal on a Hunter 420 recently because I thought my offer was going to be too low and insulting. The boat was listed for $91K and I wanted to offer $70K; when I called to make my offer, the owner had just accepted another offer. That deal was completed last weekend for $65K.
__________________
Soldout2sailing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-07-2015, 11:29   #14
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Albany Ga.
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 17,063
Re: Boat Poll III - Hunter 460 General Opinions

Sailcat,
How much sailboat experience (ownership) do you have?
I ask as these are at least to me awfully big boats
__________________
a64pilot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2015, 00:30   #15
Registered User
 
Gerrycooper56's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Boat: Tayana 52
Posts: 232
Re: Boat Poll III-Hunter 460 general opinions

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailstoo View Post
Hunters are commonly bashed (Google "Hunter sailboat quality") because they do things differently. The backstayless fractional rig, deck stepped masts, fiberglass rudder posts, lotsa freeboard, the rollbar, to name a few. And they are not considered an "offshore" boat...but they've got a lot of company there. Hunters are probably fine for daysailing & coastal cruising...and that's how the vast majority of us use our boats. My own C&C 34, also not an offshore boat, is known for performance and seaworthiness and while it may tack through 75' it definitely doesn't have the interior room of a Hunter. Like life, sailboats are a series of compromises so keep doing your research. And try to get a ride in a Hunter and something like a Tartan on a blowy day with 4 - 6 foot seas.

Again, what is 'offshore'. Would a trip from Florida to Australia at times be considered offshore? I would think so and our trip on a 1991 Legend 43 would seem to support it. No broken gear except pulling a bullet out of the main.


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
Gerrycooper56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hunter

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Girl Overboard ! TigerLilly Health, Safety & Related Gear 82 24-02-2016 23:07
Aluminium Boat Pros and Cons - Opinions ? Daniel J. Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21 08-09-2012 10:45
Thinking of Buying a Sailing Catamaran ? Some Thoughts . . . papagena Multihull Sailboats 12 23-12-2011 11:21
Opinions on this boat appreciated parito Dollars & Cents 0 25-06-2011 10:00



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:30.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.