Hunter calls the HC-Fifty a long-distance express cruiser, giving it every chance to live up to its performance orientation by building it light and smart.
These boats are also quite simple, but it takes a lot of work to make a boat both simple and effective.
Under sail the 41-footer shows a reasonable turn of speed and surprisingly good pointing ability, as well as easy handling
Hunter does not pretend this is a cruiser/racer "a folding prop is not an option" but it is responsive to sail and the hull is slippery.
The new e36 is also available in a performance-enhanced version, that will feature a deep draft lead keel, upgraded winches and spinnaker gear including a retractable bow sprit.