Ready to travel and just returned from Bahama’s cruising. Lovingly maintained, the owners spent years outfitting this vessel for ocean passages. This was a fresh water, one owner boat located in the Great Lakes until 2014 on the Saint Lawrence River.
Safe and secure with all the items necessary to travel comfortably. This boat has thousands of open water sailing miles on it.
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When people start planning and dreaming to sail away, they spend to much time getting ready and preparing their boats for travel but never actually go. With this 46 foot Hunter, you are ready to start living the dream by simply moving onboard and sailing away! Located on the east coast Flordia/Georgia line along the IC, this is a US Coast Guard Documented vessel. The rig and deck of the Hunter 46 are designed for speed and simple handling with an abundance of living space and creature comforts. The relatively wide 14 foot beam amidships carries well aft, not tapering back sharply to a narrow stern. Under the waterline, the Hunter’s bottom is flatter than many fast sailing hulls, and this helps keep you on “an even keel” – another trait that power boaters appreciate.
The standard rigging has no awkward backstay, and it gives you a larger, more powerful mainsail and a smaller jib. The 46’s large rudder and bulb-wing keel gave it quick maneuverability in tight docking situations. It carries more than 1,000 square feet of sail. The UPGRADED optional unbattened mainsail reefs and furls away completely into the hollow mast. These mainsails have a curvaceous roach and offer a relatively large amount of sail area. The standard jib sails are relatively small. The rig allows for all points of sail except dead downwind, because at that angle the main sail will lay against those swept back spreaders.
IJPE : 1000.00 sq ft
I : 55.33 ft
J : 17.00 ft
P : 51.42 ft
E : 18.00 ft
Working Sail Area : 1000.00 sq ft
Keel Type: Bulb
Ballast: 9500 lb
Displacement: 26000 sq ft
Max Draft: 5.50 ft
There are numerous practical features included with the Hunter 46. The tri-cabin layout is ideal for cruising couples or families with the master suite forward with adjacent separate head and shower. Two double staterooms port and starboard aft with an adjacent head/shower on the starboard side. The main saloon, which boasts six and a half feet of headroom, is bright and airy with numerous skylights, deck hatches and opening ports at eye level. It has ample seating around the U-shaped main dining table as well as a sofa. The main salon is open to the galley allowing for easy conversation and functional entertaining. The galley features a three burner gimbaled propane stove with oven, a separate refrigerator/freezer with convenient front loading access, a large covered trash container, a double stainless steel sink and a microwave oven. The sit-down chart table and navigation station is to starboard and centers all the electrical panels, battery switches and systems monitors in one convenient location. Cabinet latches are flush-mounted push buttons and all the bilges and hidden spaces are accessible for deep storage. The attractive teak and holly cabin sole runs the length of the interior. With sculpted wooden treads and chrome rails. The companionway access between the decks is gently sloped so that it doesn’t demand ducking or special agility.
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 you have a choice of two layouts; dual staterooms or trade one in for an office/work area. Both are large, airy and comfortable.
The stern is recessed into a swim platform with easy boarding steps and features a hot/cold shower and stowage for the propane and water toys. With four feet, ten inches of freeboard, the large cockpit is quite high off the water, providing safety and good visibility on all sides. The central binnacle houses a standard instrument panel, drink holders and a large stand-up steering wheel. A slightly arched helm seat swings into place to blend with the molded cockpit seating but has a raised pedestal Captain's helm seat. The cockpit is well enclosed with coamings, stainless steel rails and two-level lifelines. Attractive custom cushions provide comfortable seating. Sailing Hunter’s distinctive stainless steel arch (something like a sport fisher) carries the aft end of the mainsail’s boom well above head level. The boom’s dual action traveler is mounted across the top of the arch, making its control lines easy to reach. All other control lines are led very neatly from the foot of the mast or side decks through fairleads to cam cleats and winches lining the forward half of the cockpit. This leaves virtually nothing to do outside the cockpit under way – another measure of safety in all weather. The two sets of spreaders on the 46’s mast are swept aft, and the mast is stiffened by a series of three diamond stays, without a backstay. The wire rigging is well secured through the decks to aluminum plates and rails. Hunter has also included a twin bow anchor set up.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.