There are three reasons you should be listing this boat in your top 10:
1. This roomy hunter is a FRESH WATER BOAT SINCE NEW, and has never made it out of the Great Lakes.
2. The weak Canadian dollar is letting me list it well under market value.
3. I will deliver the boat to anywhere on East Coast down to Florida with our without the new owner.
Here is the typical (and accurate) copy from the original Hunter site for this boat when new:
The Hunter 39 was designed as the successor to the 38, Hunters breakthrough model that combined comfort, outstanding performance and easy handling. This boat retains many of the positive characteristics of the 38, but makes major improvements in several key areas.
The Hunter 39 features a rugged ocean-going hull that bears the CE A Classification. The deck profile and hull shape are sleek and modern, and the extended hull improves sailing performance. The cockpit features twin wheels for the ultimate in comfort, visibility and control, and transom access from the roomy cockpit is wide and safe. The U-shaped cockpit lounge seats the entire crew in comfort around a large drop-leaf table. Moving forward, the bridgedeck is raised a full 15 inches, minimizing any threat of downflooding.
And as an experienced yachtman with over 40,000 miles under my keel and having sailed for 40 years, here is my honest assessment of my boat:
The sailing characteristics of this boat are surprising given the weight and interior volume. I am still surprised by the light air performance and will regularly get 3 knots in 5 knots of wind. In 10 knots on a beam reach, I will happily push 7.5 without the boat feeling like it is working, and a happy wife. The rig is tall,and that needs to be respected, so when we are over 12 knots I reef down the main which is the best way to achieve a good helm balance and honestly, more speed. Being 61' airdraft, reefing the main to what is equivalent to the first reefing point really brings it down to a typical sail area for a 39' boat. Max speed for me has bee n 8.2 I single hand regularly.