1993 Hunter  located in Massachusetts for sale

23'8' Hunter


Description: This is a dream boat. This lightly sailed 1993 Hunter 23.5 is in very good condition and is completely ready to sail. There are a number of especially notable design features surrounding this boat that I can’t help but rave about…… because when engineers get something right, it’s a thing of beauty. And the engineering team that designed the 23.5 got just about everything right.

First, the boat is very easy to trailer - I pull it easily with my Volvo V70 wagon. Second, the boat is easy to launch – the empty water ballast makes the boat light on the trailer and when full with 1000 lbs of ballast very steady in the water. Third, the mast stepping system is a marvel for its simplicity and ease with which one person can raise & lower the mast unassisted. (My 17’ O’Day is an absolute bear by comparison). Fourth, the swing keel when down draws 5’6” and enables an extremely tight tack that’s easy to hold and keep, and when raised the entire boat draws just 18”, so you can cruise just about anywhere. I could go on about a bunch of other things like how the swiveling dinette table can be set in the cabin or in the cockpit, wherever you prefer to have your party or the high freeboard and 8’4” beam makes for a spacious cabin with a lot of headroom. There’s room to sleep 4 in two double berths plus room for 1 more in a single settee. The galley is aft to port and has a hand pump sink, a one burner alcohol stove with flip up counter for more food prep surface, plus storage below as well as two retractable storage containers for dry food, plates/cutlery, cooking gear, etc. The large cockpit sits 6 with lots of space to spare, but with all the lines led aft to the cockpit makes the sailing a breeze for one person. And the roller furling, though not a 23.5 invention, is simply not to be sailed without.

The only thing I didn’t like was the aluminum tiller. It wobbled a lot and had a very cold feel to it. So I acquired a beautiful custom wooden tiller made out of mahogany and ash….. problem solved. (But the original tiller is still included.)

Equipment: Ok, so now the equipment:
8 HP Long shaft Johnson Outboard 1999, with two gas tanks, one 6 gal, one 3 gal. Each tank fits within the two large cockpit lockers with more room for dock lines & bumpers. Galvanized trailer with all new bearings, new winch, new jack, and all new tires including spare. Sails, sail cover, and battens are in great shape. All the rigging is new, halyards, sheets, downhauls, outhauls, boom vang, etc. (original rigging included as spares). Mast crutch. Two Lewmar winches and handle. 2010 deep cycle battery. Running lights, masthead light, interior lighting, electric bilge pump, Raymarine Autohelm. Stainless steel swim ladder and walk through transom. 4 cup holders in cockpit. In-deck anchor well, danforth w 100’ line. All necessary blocks, cleats, guy wires, bumpers, tool kits, first aid, flares & flare gun, fire extinguisher, Sunbrella companionway cover, ice chest, owner’s manual, etc., etc.. and I know I’m leaving stuff out.

Location: Acton, Massachusetts
(978) 621-8313

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