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Old 30-04-2015, 18:55   #1
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Seriously misleading ad for Hunter 54

To say that a Hunter 54 is "designed for transatlantic crossings" and call it a "transatlantic racer/cruiser" borders on fraud. Don't get me wrong, its a fast and fun coastal boat. I had a lot of fun with mine. But get into some heavy seas and it will groan and creak so much that you, if you don't know how to pray, you will learn then! It is not put together very sturdily. With the "dinghy garage," its unsafe too. To call it a "a sister ship to the famous 'TUESDAY’S CHILD'" is a plain and simple lie. Its like comparing a concept car at the auto show to a production car. Then, for an engine it has a Universal diesel? That boat needs power, it is unsafely underpowered. With the tiny keel and narrow hull it is fast (unless the winds are light) but it does not track worth anything under power and its dangerously squirrelly in following seas.

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Old 01-05-2015, 05:36   #2
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Re: Seriously misleading ad for Hunter 54

It's called "salesmanship." Exactly what it was designed for, only the original designer can say. Lots of boats get advertised as "bluewater," or "offshore," or whatever. Since none of these terms has any standard, accepted definition, it's all just salesmanship.

Not really something to get worked up about. Frankly, if anyone is dumb enough to read advertising copy and accept it wholesale--without any question--then they probably deserve what they get. Those who dig deeper will quickly realize what this boat will be good at, and what it won't.
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Re: Seriously misleading ad for Hunter 54

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It's called "salesmanship." Exactly what it was designed for, only the original designer can say. Lots of boats get advertised as "bluewater," or "offshore," or whatever. Since none of these terms has any standard, accepted definition, it's all just salesmanship.

Not really something to get worked up about. Frankly, if anyone is dumb enough to read advertising copy and accept it wholesale--without any question--then they probably deserve what they get. Those who dig deeper will quickly realize what this boat will be good at, and what it won't.
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Dumb broker selling to folks he hopes are even dumber dreamers, standard practice, no?
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To say that a Hunter 54 is "designed for transatlantic crossings" and call it a "transatlantic racer/cruiser" borders on fraud. Don't get me wrong, its a fast and fun coastal boat. I had a lot of fun with mine. But get into some heavy seas and it will groan and creak so much that you, if you don't know how to pray, you will learn then! It is not put together very sturdily. With the "dinghy garage," its unsafe too. To call it a "a sister ship to the famous 'TUESDAY’S CHILD'" is a plain and simple lie. Its like comparing a concept car at the auto show to a production car. Then, for an engine it has a Universal diesel? That boat needs power, it is unsafely underpowered. With the tiny keel and narrow hull it is fast (unless the winds are light) but it does not track worth anything under power and its dangerously squirrelly in following seas.

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Those things are pretty rare if I recall correctly
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Looks like a candidate for the bad broker pictures thread.
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