Hunter Marine (USA)
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 and renamed Marlow-Hunter.
Sailboats Built By Hunter Marine (USA)
(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)
|HUNTER 35 LEGEND||35.58 ft / 10.84 m||1986|
|HUNTER 35.5 LEGEND||35.58 ft / 10.84 m||1989|
|HUNTER 356||35.50 ft / 10.82 m||2000|
|HUNTER 36||35.92 ft / 10.95 m||1980|
|HUNTER 36 LEGEND||35.73 ft / 10.89 m||2001|
|HUNTER 36 VISION||36.00 ft / 10.97 m||1990|
|HUNTER 36-2||35.50 ft / 10.82 m||2008|
|HUNTER 37||37.00 ft / 11.28 m||1978|
|HUNTER 37 LEGEND||37.50 ft / 11.43 m||1986|
|HUNTER 37.5 LEGEND||37.00 ft / 11.28 m||1990|
|HUNTER 376||37.25 ft / 11.35 m||1996|
|HUNTER 38||38.17 ft / 11.63 m||2004|
|HUNTER 380||37.25 ft / 11.35 m||1999|
|HUNTER 386||38.25 ft / 11.66 m||1999|
|HUNTER 39||39.42 ft / 12.02 m||2009|
|HUNTER 40-1||39.58 ft / 12.06 m||1984|
|HUNTER 40-2||41.25 ft / 12.57 m||2012|
|HUNTER 40.5 LEGEND||40.17 ft / 12.24 m||1991|
|HUNTER 41 AC||40.32 ft / 12.29 m||2004|
|HUNTER 41 DS||40.32 ft / 12.29 m||2006|
|HUNTER 410||43.42 ft / 13.23 m||1998|
|HUNTER 42 PASSAGE CC||42.50 ft / 12.95 m||1989|
|HUNTER 420||43.42 ft / 13.23 m||1998|
|HUNTER 426 DS||41.83 ft / 12.75 m||2003|
|HUNTER 43 LEGEND||42.50 ft / 12.95 m||1989|