The most spacious boat in this category is the Hunter 426 Deck Saloon, with a displacement of 23,600 pounds, or 4,000 pounds more than the 42-foot center-cockpit Beneteau. Built in Alachua, Florida, the Hunter drew accolades for its systems installations. "These guys really adhere to ABYC standards," said Skip. "The propane was good, the wiring was good, and the plumbing for the fresh water has a nice manifold where it all comes together neatly." Running the 56-horsepower Yanmar at 3,200 rpm with a boat speed of 7.1 knots, we found this boat among the loudest in the fleet. Sound readings came in between 94 decibels and 97 decibels. Under sail, the boat showed adequate but not outstanding performance. In 10 knots of breeze, we saw on-the-wind speeds in the high 5s; off-the-wind speeds were between 4.2 and 4.6 knots. On this boat, too, Ralph pointed out small locker hinges--in this case, on ungasketed locker lids in the swim step near the waterline that open directly to the accommodation. All the judges felt a roachy mainsail on slides would make better use of the three-point B&R; rig than did the in-mast furling mainsail we used.