Hunter 35.5 Legend Used Boat Review

If you’re looking for a comfortable, roomy coastal cruiser with the ability to occasionally take on ocean waters, the Hunter Legend 35.5 would be worth considering.


Michael and Gail were not particularly looking to purchase a Hunter Legend 35.5 in early 2020. But they were searching through sailing magazines and websites to find an affordable sailboat with a roomy interior and good sailing ability. They’d already co-owned boat and chartered together so the goal was to expand their sailing horizons on the waters of the British Columbia coast.

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Bert Vermeer
As a coastal cruiser (and occasional racer), Bert Vermeer has sailed the coast of British Columbia for more than 40 years. With his wife Carey and daughter Nicky (and eventually granddaughter Natasha) in tow, Bert has gained an appreciation for the fabulous cruising grounds of the Canadian west coast. Based on his experience as a hands-on boater, he established a marine-based business after completing his police career. He now maintains, renovates and upgrades sail and power boats for local and non-resident owners in the off-season.


  1. As a bit of a newbie shopping “affordable” cruisers, I find the reference to “looking for bullet-proof”…”not” somewhat opaque; what does the author see as the weaknesses in this regard? Is the lack of tolerance for steep healing angles? Or?