2009 Best Boats Accommodations: Hunter 50 - Sail Magazine

2009 Best Boats Accommodations: Hunter 50

Without doubt, the cruising-boat interior that inspired the most comment from showgoers this past fall was that of the newly introduced Hunter 50. We overheard several people proclaiming it “decadent”; several others termed it “amazing.” If the goal of an accommodation plan is to incorporate as many shoreside amenities as possible into a boat, the Hunter 50 surely has raised the bar for cruising
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Without doubt, the cruising-boat interior that inspired the most comment from showgoers this past fall was that of the newly introduced Hunter 50. We overheard several people proclaiming it “decadent”; several others termed it “amazing.” If the goal of an accommodation plan is to incorporate as many shoreside amenities as possible into a boat, the Hunter 50 surely has raised the bar for cruising sailboats much higher than it has ever been before. What with its faux-tile galley sole, spiral companionway staircase, swiveling leather nav seat, and built-in coffeemaker and microwave, the Hunter makes a very big statement as soon as you step below. But it’s not until you step all the way aft to the master stateroom to check out the full-sized walk-in closet, the full-length wavy vanity couch, plus the built-in Jacuzzi tub hidden under the master double berth (yes, all this is standard equipment) that the full genius of this boat’s interior becomes apparent.

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Aside from the tremendous novelty factor, the Hunter 50 does get a lot of details right. For example, we liked the very nicely executed faux-wood window frames in the main saloon and the split ensuite head in the forward guest stateroom, with the toilet and shower compartments completely segregated on opposite sides of the boat. The washer/dryer compartment behind the nav station also boasts a very large storage area for linens, which is an excellent idea. We added in the well-executed systems installations and Hunter’s continuing improvement in the overall standard of finish of its boat interiors and concluded that the Hunter 50’s interior absolutely demanded recognition. Read more at HunterMarine.com

SPECS

LOA: 49'11"

LWL: 43'10"

Beam: 14'9"

Draft: shoal/deep 5'6"/7'

Displacement: 36,945/35,661 lbs

Ballast: shoal/deep 12,500/11,216 lbs

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