Hunter 290

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  1. Drew13440


    Joined May 6, 2004
    196 posts, 18 likes
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    US Potomac
    Do any of you folks have experience with this boat? I'm really interested in hearing about it.

    How does she sail? What are the pros and cons? What to look out for when sizing up a potential purchase? Really appreciate any insight.

  2. Dave Groshong

    Dave Groshong SBO Staff Staff Member

    Joined Jan 25, 2007
    1,431 posts, 128 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Seattle

  3. seadaddler


    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,552 posts, 155 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    I owned 2001 290 for about5 years and really enjoyed the boat for daysailing and weekends
    was good,was easy sailing and no real problems but down side was the space under cockpit rear
    berth was very tight and used for storage mostly.
    The vee berth was nice size for sleeping for 2 adults.
    I moved up to our now H-36 with all the bells and extra’s like AC and Gen for cruising and living in Florida.

  4. danstanford


    Joined Aug 2, 2010
    267 posts, 40 likes
    Beneteau 323
    CA Cobourg
    I had one for a couple of years and had a ton of fun. She sailed well and had tons of room for a couple but any more than that you will run out of room. We tried to sit 4 below in a marina and were so jammed in that we wnet back up top and suffered the music/noise we were trying to escape.
    Great boat, don't hesitate if that is the size range you want into.