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 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

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