My husband & I are looking to upgrade from an Ericson 35 to a larger cruising boat. We have been looking at the Hunter 450 and the Benetaus..can any owners give us reviews on these models for long blue water cruises? Thanks!!
Our old neighbors have a 450. As noted above, good for liveaboard. Decently laid out. Knowing that this opens a can of worms around here, I would not consider one for a long range cruiser. Especially coming from an Ericson.
We absolutely love our Hunter 450. Ours is a 2000. So much space, well laid out, and comfy. We live-aboard (going in 3yrs) and have traveled 1 1/2 yrs thru Mexico. Been in big storms (45 kts 20 ft seas). Friends have a 98 & love theirs too. Hope you find a great Hunny of your own.