All about Hunter brand
Hunter Marine has a long family history. The Luhrs began building sailboats back in the early 19th century in Maine, on the east coast of the USA. From dorys and pilot cutters to schooners, the west coast of the USA is the birthplace of the principles of sailboat construction. The 4th generation of the Luhr family founded Hunter Marine in Alachua, Florida in 1973.
Known in Europe for producing comfortable yachts such as the Hunter 33, 36, and 38, the shipyard began building a range of keelboats ranging in length from 25 foot to 50 foot in the early 1970s. While Hunter models produced in the mid-1980s suffered build-quality issues, this is no longer the case, especially since the shipyard passed into the hands of the Marlow group, a manufacturer of large cruising motoryachts. The majority of Hunter sailboats are produced in sizes ranging from 28 foot to 37 foot. They rival French-built Beneteau Oceanis and Jeanneau Sun Odyssey boats.
The company turned its attention to larger boats, such as the HC 50 launched in 2000, the first cruising yacht to feature a gimballed nav station and a flooding water ballast to regulate the boat's trim! Wasn't the Luhrs dynasty founder's great-great-grandson an offshore racer? "Hunter" innovations include mounting the mainsail hoist on an arch clearing the deck, and the mass production of a rigging and V-shaped spreader system, which is now well-known and used by many sailboat builders.
Hunter: buy your future boat
From the very first models designed and created to the most recent, boatbuilder has a wide selection of seagoing pleasure craft for you to choose from. The boats of the range be divided into various different categories that continue to become ever more refined with the passing nautical seasons.
How to go about purchasing your new boat
Before acquiring your new boat, take the time to carefully examine what type of amateur sailor you are by considering some simple but useful criteria:
- The total budget for the purchase and maintenance of the boat
- The type of sailing and type of waters: coastal, open seas, mixed?
- Preferred uses: Fishing? Coastal sailing? River cruising? Watersports?
Looking for the perfect boat?
Impressed by the boats from the boatyard but none of the models offer exactly what you want as a seasoned sailor (or one in the making)? No need to panic! Band of Boats is here to help you. Whether you're on the lookout for a sea cruiser, a recreational fishing boat or simply a cabin cruiser, get ready to jump in with both feet and purchase your future new or used boat. We look forward to counting you amongst our community of passionate enthusiasts. Awaken the sailor sleeping inside you and prepare to write the first pages of your very own ship's log.