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To get the most out of a Hunter 30 in lighter air, owners should have a sizeable genoa in their quiver—especially if the boat has a solid prop, which is common on H30s. The 1979, Florida-based Hunter 30 Lucki Enough (above) uses a 155- or a 170-percent furling genoa for power on light-wind days.

Hunter 30: Still the ‘Affordable Fantasy’

Production coastal cruiser offers a lot of boat for not a lot of bucks.

Hunter Marine began building auxiliary sailboats in 1974, largely as the result of the first oil embargo and the new energy consciousness that followed. Founded by Warren Luhrs, Hunter began as a division of the powerboat-maker Silverton Yachts, which was interested in expanding its offerings and taking advantage of the new interest in saving fuel.

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