Hunter Marine (USA)

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1969 -

Warren Luhrs, founder of Hunter Marine began in the boat building business, first with his father and brother at Henry Luhrs Sea Skiffs and then Silverton Sea Skiffs. Both companies were quite successful.
Being an avid sailor, Luhrs had the idea of applying production line efficiencies to the sailing industry. In 1973, the first Hunter sailboat was launched. This was the HUNTER 25, designed by John Cherubini.
This boat, as well as may models that followed were extremely well received. Hunter Marine soon became a major force in the sailboat industry.
Luhrs became involved in single handed ocean racing and set many records aboard Thursday’s Child and Hunter’s Child. These floating test beds became the basis for many of the innovations that have appeared in Hunter production models. These include B & R rigs, arches and water-ballast.
Hunter was sold in August 2012 to Mr. David E. Marlow, builder of Marlow Yachts.

Sailboats Built By Hunter Marine (USA)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
HUNTER 140 14.00 ft / 4.27 m 2003
HUNTER 146 14.50 ft / 4.42 m 2003
HUNTER 15 14.50 ft / 4.42 m 2008
HUNTER 170 17.08 ft / 5.21 m 1999
HUNTER 18.5 18.42 ft / 5.61 m 1987
HUNTER 19-1 18.67 ft / 5.69 m 1981
HUNTER 19-2 19.00 ft / 5.79 m 1993
HUNTER 20 19.67 ft / 6.00 m 1983
HUNTER 212 21.00 ft / 6.40 m 1996
HUNTER 216 21.49 ft / 6.55 m 2003
HUNTER 22 22.25 ft / 6.78 m 1981
HUNTER 22-2 21.33 ft / 6.50 m 2010
HUNTER 23 23.25 ft / 7.09 m 1985
HUNTER 23.5 23.67 ft / 7.21 m 1992
HUNTER 240 24.08 ft / 7.34 m 1998
HUNTER 25 24.83 ft / 7.57 m 1972
HUNTER 25 BOX TOP 24.83 ft / 7.57 m 1972
HUNTER 25.5 25.58 ft / 7.80 m 1984
HUNTER 26 25.75 ft / 7.85 m 1994
HUNTER 26.5 26.58 ft / 8.10 m 1985
HUNTER 260 26.25 ft / 8.00 m 1997
HUNTER 27 27.17 ft / 8.28 m 1974
HUNTER 27 EDGE 26.35 ft / 8.03 m 2006
HUNTER 27-2 26.58 ft / 8.10 m 1989
HUNTER 27-3 27.33 ft / 8.33 m 2006


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