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Old 08-01-2019, 12:45   #1
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As we sold our VdS and this year want to re-locate from Brazil to Alanya - Turkey i am looking for a smaller sailboat to play a little around in Antalya. My eye fall on a Hunter 272 for sale in the UK. As i don't know these Hunters, i looked around on UK forums what they have to say about them. Happely supprised, its almost only positive and as a dutchman i know the Nothsea.

Are the UK offered Hunters different from the the US ones, also because many of the offered are bilge keelers.
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Totally superior to and nothing whatsoever to do with the American Hunters.

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Its a totally different company, they are not related. At least, its very different types of boats, I have been aboard both UK ones, and USA ones, admittedly havent been on a UK one since the late seventies, when I was at school, and had a Saturday job for a broker, washing them, then they had the Europa, Sonata, Impala, some other ones, they were all fixed keel, the American hunters I was on, had water ballast systems, and had no where near the build quality, but that quality could have changed a lot since the seventies. The british ones, the windows don't open, and the decks are bonded onto the hull, and they were used a lot for racing, don't know anything about them today, but two different companies, and very different designs.
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Thanks for the info, this confirms the impression i got from reading UK forums about these little boats. As they are price worthy for sale in the UK, and i like the open plan interior (completely different from my VdS) these Hunters might be exactly what i try to find as a day sailer in Alanya.
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Totally superior to and nothing whatsoever to do with the American Hunters.

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Thanks for the link Phil, this is a nice piece of background information about the UK Hunter.
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Your very welcome mate, this could maybe be of use to you as well..

https://www.hunterassociation.org.uk/
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