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 430 42.50 ft / 12.95 m 1995
HUNTER 45 46.67 ft / 14.23 m 1985
HUNTER 45 CC 45.01 ft / 13.72 m 2005
HUNTER 45 DS 44.82 ft / 13.66 m 2006
HUNTER 45 LEGEND 46.67 ft / 14.23 m 1985
HUNTER 450 PASSAGE 44.25 ft / 13.49 m 1996
HUNTER 456 46.08 ft / 14.05 m 2003
HUNTER 460 46.08 ft / 14.05 m 1999
HUNTER 466 46.08 ft / 14.05 m 2002
HUNTER 49 49.92 ft / 15.22 m 2007
HUNTER 50 AC 49.92 ft / 15.22 m 2010
HUNTER 50 CC 49.92 ft / 15.22 m 2009
HUNTER 54 54.83 ft / 16.71 m 1980
HUNTER E33 33.50 ft / 10.21 m 2011
HUNTER HC 50 50.00 ft / 15.24 m 2000
HUNTER XCITE 9.91 ft / 3.02 m 2002
JY 15 15.00 ft / 4.57 m 1989
MARLOW-HUNTER 31 32.35 ft / 9.86 m 2015
MOORINGS 295 29.50 ft / 8.99 m 1994
MOORINGS 335 32.66 ft / 9.95 m 1988

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