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Old 19-01-2011, 20:23   #1
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I had the good fortune yesterday, of being asked to go for a sail on a new Hunter 50AC, seriously the only thing I can say about is is WOW! Looking at the price of it, that's a lot of boat for the money it's priced at!

It's reasonably quick, upwind and reaching, the interior again for the money was simply WOW! It was easy to handle, looking at one of these I'm failing to see why someone would buy a First 50, while this boat is in play!
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A cruiser wouldnt but a First 50 instead of a cruising designed boat unless they were misinformed or have come from a racing background and really know their stuff. I have a racing background and FAR prefer the cruising designed boats for cruising.


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Old 19-01-2011, 21:15   #3
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A cruiser wouldnt but a First 50 instead of a cruising designed boat unless they were misinformed or have come from a racing background and really know their stuff. I have a racing background and FAR prefer the cruising designed boats for cruising.


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Hey Mark..
I take your point on that, it was a bad comparison on my part, the last production boat I sailed on was a First 50.
There are a surprising number of First 50's floating around the South Pacific, alebit none that I have encountered are first time cruisers.
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There are a surprising number of First 50's floating around the South Pacific, alebit none that I have encountered are first time cruisers.
Are there? I have ever only seen 1 First being cruised. I know there are a couple of people here on the forum who cruise Firsts so their comment will be useful. However, if a company has 2 boats: one designed for racing and one designed for cruising isn't that tell you something?

Really I think you will find a First version of my boat VASTLY better for racing.... and I think visa versa....


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Are there? I have ever only seen 1 First being cruised. I know there are a couple of people here on the forum who cruise Firsts so their comment will be useful. However, if a company has 2 boats: one designed for racing and one designed for cruising isn't that tell you something?

Really I think you will find a First version of my boat VASTLY better for racing.... and I think visa versa....


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Agreed.
An Oceanis would have been a much better comparison. For the most part I was referring to the quality of the fitout on the Hunter in comparison to anything Beneteau I have so far seen.
That said I haven't been on an Oceanis in quite a while. I have never sailed on one.
But the Hunter we were on yesterday was really something quite special, given the price of the yacht.
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Late model Hunters are VERY danergous boats!.............Because if you go onto one you you are in serious risk of liking it and this messes up your boat beliefs.
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