Hunter was always renowned for their center cockpit models back to the Legend 42's and 450's. Now with no production model center cockpits being produced, these Hunters are again in the spotlight.
The later model Hunter 45cc's are a Glenn Henderson design in a time when Hunter was beginning to add a lot of value to their models before anyone else.
Natasha is one owner model that has been well maintained and sailed to the Med and back and then around the Caribbean. A real testament of Hunter's true off shore, blue water capabilities. She is set up for cruising more than most other models available.
With a full electronics package including AIS, SSB, and Sat Phone, she is set for exploring. And the aft cabin is the best in any 45 footer around.
Make sure she is on your short list. She's ready to go.
A quick walk thru coming down the companionway, you find the large U-shaped galley to stbd and the large nav station to port. A comfortable settee lounge is ahead of the galley and the dinette area is forward of the nav station.
Around to port thru the aisleway is the large aft master suite with the centerline queen master berth. A nice vanity and additional settee are to por and the large walk-in head/shower are further around to stbd.
Forward of the salon is the guest suite with a comfortable berth in the Vee and again a large ensuite walk-in head/shower.
The head both have electric flushing toilets.
The teak finish, teak and holly sole, and leather upholstery make the interior feel very plush. And much larger than a 45 footer.
The interior environment is controlled by two MarineAire a/c units with a unique design by Hunter to have air ducts all thru the cabin ceilings vs just one vent here and there.
The large galley is always a main feature of a Hunter of that year with a lot of extras included as standard. The U-shape provides lots of counter space for prep and security under way. One of the first thing that you notice is the Corian counter and stainless accessories including the microwave/coffee pot and stove vented hood over the 3 burner propane Princess stove and oven.
The built-in double fridge and freezer are new in 2018 and an additional freezer is located in the corner of the counter.
Additionally you will notice all of the storage cubbies, cabinets and drawers.
Accessed via a panel under the companionway or in the aisleway, the engine space provides easy maintenance of the engine and genset.
The engine is a reliable Yanmar 4JH series turbo-charged with 75 hp. Current hours are not visible on the display.
The 110V electrical power is supplied by 2 x 30A shore power cords while at the dock and a Fisher Panda 7KW genset while cruising or at anchor.
Natasha is equipped with standard electronics and added features for long range cruising. The normal displays are a Raymarine suite of ST60 Depth/Wind/Speed displays with a Raymarine ST7002 Autopilot display at the helm pedestal. A Raymarine E-120 color chartplotter/GPS is also at the helm. The VHF at the helm is a ICom Commander RAM.
At the nav station in the salon there is an additional E-120 plotter, an ICom M-422 VHF, a ICom M-802 SSB radio, a Furano Navtex NX-300 info display, and a Globalstar Satellite telephone (connected to the KVH TracPhone antenna).
The rig is a traditional Hunter B&R design by Selden with an in-mast furling mainsail and a 110% furling genoa. Lines are all lead back to the cockpit to Lewmar winches. There are two Lewmar 48ST 2 speed winches for the genoa sheets on the cockpit combings and two Lewmar 40ST 2 speed winches on the coach roof for the main furling and mainsheet lines. The winch for the furling is operated electrically.
The Hunter 45cc has a large cockpit for comfort and security underway with access forward or to the aft deck with wide side deck areas. There is a Lewmar folding helm wheel at the pedestal to provide extra space while at the dock or at anchor.
The aft deck has a small cocktail table for those evening sundowners and a access to the large swim ladder and platform. Kato davits are installed for the dinghy (not available) and a custom built mast for the sat TV antenna, AIS antenna, GPS antenna, GOST antenna and an outboard motor crane. A Mercury 9.9 4-cycle outboard is included.
The ground tackle consists of a Lewmar Delta primary anchor with a 20 kg Bruce plow as a secondary on a Simpson Lawrence (Lewmar) electric windlass.
For safety, the owner has added lifeline netting all around the deck and a Winslow life raft mounted on the coach roof.