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 27-3 27.33 ft / 8.33 m 2004
HUNTER 270 26.25 ft / 8.00 m 2000
HUNTER 27X 27.33 ft / 8.33 m 2006
HUNTER 28 28.01 ft / 8.54 m 1989
HUNTER 28.5 28.42 ft / 8.66 m 1985
HUNTER 280 27.75 ft / 8.46 m 1995
HUNTER 29.5 29.50 ft / 8.99 m 1994
HUNTER 290 28.58 ft / 8.71 m 1999
HUNTER 30 30.40 ft / 9.27 m 1973
HUNTER 30-2 30.08 ft / 9.17 m 1988
HUNTER 30/31 (2005) 30.39 ft / 9.26 m 2005
HUNTER 306 29.92 ft / 9.12 m 2001
HUNTER 30T 30.08 ft / 9.17 m 1991
HUNTER 31 31.33 ft / 9.55 m 1983
HUNTER 310 30.83 ft / 9.40 m 1997
HUNTER 32 VISION 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1988
HUNTER 320 31.58 ft / 9.63 m 2000
HUNTER 326 31.92 ft / 9.73 m 2001
HUNTER 33 32.67 ft / 9.96 m 1977
HUNTER 33-2 33.50 ft / 10.21 m 2004
HUNTER 33.5 33.33 ft / 10.16 m 1987
HUNTER 333 33.18 ft / 10.11 m 1988
HUNTER 336 33.50 ft / 10.21 m 1995
HUNTER 34 34.42 ft / 10.49 m 1983
HUNTER 340 33.75 ft / 10.29 m 1997

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