Hunter has something of a bad reputation that, for the most part, is undeserved. Which is not to say that there were not some boats with issues but from where I sit all boats have issues.
Hunters were all made to a price point as all boats are. Building and selling boats has always been about selling boats and Hunter was very good at marketing to various budget niches and, as such, there are a lot of used Hunters on the market for not a lot of money.
Sometimes an iffy reputation is no bad thing.
Take the Hunter 28.5 for example…
It’s a reasonable cruiser for a couple. It doesn’t cost a lot when compared to boats of a similar age or performance with a very livable interior due to it’s 10.5 foot beam and the designers KISS design brief.
Lot to be said for simple.