This Hunter 456 is extensively equipped, maintained to an excellent standard and is ready for long term cruising, living aboard or would make the ultimate coastal cruiser as she is so easy to sail short handed.
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A basic two-cabin, two-head plan is accented with lots of well-thought-out details and the 14’ beam helps to create a large, very homey interior that’s welcoming—even to those not used to sailboats. From the cockpit, an easily-maneuvered curved stairway (it’s too significant to be called a companionway) leads down to the airy salon. The U-shaped settee to starboard and straight settee to port have overstuffed cushions and bookend a large dining table. There’s also an additional double seat mid-ships, so up to 10 can easily gather in this well-lit and comfortable salon.
A shallow step down leads to a nicely finished galley to port, with acres of countertop space finished in Corian and fiddles to keep lunch from flying. The dual-opening refrigerator and freezer are immense, as are the many cupboards that make an easy job of stowing lots of provisions.
Across from the galley is a navigation station with plenty of desk space for paper charts as well as room to install electronics. The nav seat tucks up against the head compartment, which houses a vacuum-flush head and sink. To port, and accessible via the aft cabin, is the shallow tub and a stand-up shower. The master stateroom is expansive and includes a standard-sized queen berth with an innerspring mattress that takes off-the-shelf size linens. This island berth is offset to port, which leaves room for a seating area and a desk to starboard. Stowage here, as throughout the rest of the boat, is ample. There is also a guest cabin with a Pullman double berth and a forepeak head/shower combo.
The Hunter’s interior appeal could be the ample lighting, the good ventilation created by many ports and hatches, or the glow of the spray-lacquered teak furniture, which creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. It could also be the 6’ 6” headroom that gives it a spacious feeling.
Boarding from the dock or the dinghy is easy due to the low, wide swim-step and gradual steps up to deck level. Enormous transom hatches to port and starboard stow everything from lines, to fenders, to the AC cord, as well as creating nice seats for putting on snorkeling gear or chatting with those in the water.
Up top, the aft deck is expansive and with the removable cushion, makes a nice sunpad. The stainless-steel arch that Hunters are known for comes in handy for a variety of things beyond providing an attachment point for the traveler and allowing for end-boom sheeting. It also makes a great handhold that nearly spans the beam of the boat, and it holds a Bimini. The cockpit coaming is fairly low, which makes it easy to enter and exit the cockpit, and the pedestal has room for the installation of electronics. The instruments are forward along the offset companionway hatch, along with a halyard winch to starboard.
The decks are wide and clear and easy to negotiate all the way forward, where an opening anchor locker houses the windlass and lets the chain drop down quickly and easily without much worry about it piling up. The bow-roller protrudes quite a distance beyond the stem and pushes the anchor well away from both the roller furling and the bow.
Kohler 8kw generator – 410 hours
Two air conditioning units with vents to all cabins.
Link 2000 Xantrax battery monitor
2015 - 10 Solbian and Solara Solar Panels @ 740 watts and 5 MPPT controllers with watt wizard monitor added
Dual, switchable Racor fuel filters with remote pressure gauge.
76hp Yanmar Diesel main engine – 1500hours
2014 - Outboard engine lift added
Well-equipped ditch bag with handheld gps, EPIRB, laser flare
Magma BBQ plumbed in to ships lpg supply (no need to carry small refills)
Manual head forward
Vacuflush head aft
Icom 402 vhf
2011 - Aft heat pump replaced
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