The Hunter 290, with her wide beam and long waterline, is able to offer two private staterooms, a real navigation station, a large head with shower, and a full service galley that compliments the extremely comfortable salon. Adding to her livability are eight opening hatches and ports which provide great light and ventilation. All this is accented in beautiful hardwoods, and in addition there is plenty of headroom both fore and aft. Sailing performance is enhanced with a powerful B&R backstayless rig which includes a large roach; the battened mainsail stows in the convenient Hunter Pac (a built-in, self storing, sail cover). Two lead keel choices are available. The 290's wide beam carries aft to allow for a wide, comfortable cockpit. The coamings are deep and angled just right for proper back support while the custom console comes complete with folding table leaves, and drink holders. The standard, integral stern rail seats are always the best in the house and offer a great view. Standard features include rack and pinion steering, headsail furling, self-tailing winches, bronze seacocks, a composite shaft rudder, and an 18-hp inboard diesel. Hunter's famous CruisePac, which includes all safety gear as well as a long list of sailaway gear, is also provided to get sailors on the water faster and with less cost.