The Hunter 466 was ahead of her time when Hunter Marine added Kevlar to the hull layup and added the "6" to the model name to designate the difference. Island Time has the very functional 2 cabin/2 head layout with the stbd aft workshop/utility room. Even more she is loaded with Sat TV, genset, washer/dryer, davits/dinghy and bow thruster. All the special features that a cruiser wants.
Well maintained and lovingly used, she is ready for more adventures. Put her on your short list for sure!
Versatility best describes the Hunter 466. Whether owners want to cross oceans or bays, bang around the buoys or just liveaboard, this boat has the capacity to do it all. The dinette area is large enough to handle the crew, but intimate enough for just two. Storage is plentiful as is the natural light and ventilation. Hand-rubbed teak and exquisite fabrics are in evidence throughout the grand interior. An innovative forward head arrangement splits the shower and head so both can be used at once. A large dual-opening refrigerator and freezer are central to the U-shaped galley. The Force 10 stove and oven, plus a microwave will make dinners a joy to prepare, while the island sink will have cleanup covered. Storage for everything is at hand including the recessed trash receptacle. The forward master stateroom rivals most yachts twice her size. Twin hanging lockers and lots of drawers make staying aboard easy and a great night's sleep is guaranteed by the innerspring mattresses. Entertaining is gracious with the open salon which incorporates a TV and CD stereo. Twin comfortable seats and a convertible cocktail table are located just forward of the extensive nav station with plenty of space for electronics and gear. Aft, owners have the office / work area /utility room option.
A quick walk thru finds the galley to port and the nav station to stbd with the salon forward. Seating in the salon are two captains chairs to stbd and the convertible dinette to port. Wit extra large hatches and port lights, and with the bright upholstery, the salon is a welcoming area. Yet shades and curtains also provide privacy and cooling from the sun.
Aft to starboard is the day/guest head and shower and to port of the companionway behind the galley is the utility room with a separate desk/nav station and washer/dryer.
Forward is the large centerline master berth with a separate head to port and shower to stbd. Teak is everywhere and lots for cabinets, drawers and cubbies for all the storage items.
The interior environment is controlled by two MarineAire a/c reverse cycle units (a 16K btu unit in the salon also ducted forward and a 16K btu unit in the work room also ducted to the stbd aft berth) and 5 cabin fans located in the various cabins.
In this era, Hunter was famous for adding cool stuff to their models. The Hunter 466 galley is a dream. The Corian counters are classy and the overhead shelf/cup rack is uniquely Hunter. A large top and front opening fridge and a separate freezer provide great space for provisioning. The 3 burner propane stove and oven and built in microwave make prep a snap and there is storage galore.
You can not beat the Yanmar 4JH models for reliability and ease of maintenance. Island Time has the turbo charges version that provides 76 hp to a big folding 3 blade prop. Access is under the companionway stairs and from each aft cabin. Current hours are about 1243 as of March 29, 2019.
A Side Power Bow Thruster with controls at the helm provide assistance in those tight spaces
In the aft utility room is a Spendide Combo-Matic 2000 washer and dryer.
110 V electrical power is supplied via:
These systems provide A/C power to the interior and the Xantrex Freedom 25 130A battery charger. The batteries are also maintained by the alternator on the Yanmar while underway.
And the Xantrex provides 2500 W of A/C power when needed.
Island Time has multiple navigation locations from the nav station, the utility room desk and at the helm/cockpit.
The Nav Station has a Raymarine ST-60 Depth and Speed displays with a new Raymarine Chartplotter. Also a Icom ICM-402 VHF is located here.
The Desk has a Raymarine RN300 GPS and an Icom ICM-802 SSB radio.
And the helm is equipped with a Raymarine A125 Plotter, Raymarine i60 Speed/Depth and separate Wind display and the Raymarine Autopilot display. And a separate Raymarine Multifunction display and inclinometer are on the spray hood above the companionway.
Entertainment electronics are highlighted by the KVH D3 radome on the ScanStrut mast to get Direct TV to the salon and master. The main TV is a Sharp 16" with DVD connected to the Bose sound system. And the master has a smaller Sharp 9" with DVD for the owner.
The rig is the standard B&G design with the Selden in-mast mainsail and a Furlex head sail furler. The original owner had the mast shortened to have a total mast height of 60' for the Intercoastal bridges.
The control lines are all led aft to two big Lewmar 48ST winches on the coach roof with the stbd one operated electrically. The genoa sheets come back to the large Lewmar 50ST winches on the seat combings.
The traveler is located over the cockpit on the classic Hunter stainless steel arch with control lines on either side of the cockpit.
The ground tackle is a 60# Manson plow anchor on chain and rope rode running through a Simpson Lawrence electric windlass.
The cockpit is large enough for crews to operate or guests to relax. The bimini and dodger are supported by the arch. The standard Hunter stern seats provide the best seat in the house! The Kato davits support the dinghy and small 6 hp 2-cycle outboard.
The large swim platform and swin ladder add to the cockpit features.