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Hunter Legend 240

Brief details


Hunter Marine Corporation, Florida, USA

The Hunter Legend 240 is a modern trailer-sailer from the US Hunter Marine Corporation. She has a pivoting centreboard plus over half a ton of water ballast. The use of water ballast allows the trailing weight to be much lower than with a conventional ballast keel. She has an amazingly spacious open-plan interior with up to 6 berths, including an aft double as big as you will find in many 35-footers!


24' 1"

Sail area

245 sq ft


22' 1"




8' 3"


Open plan


1' 6" keel up to 5' 6" keel down




2,300 lbs




1,200 lbs water ballast


6 - 10

Keel type

Weighted centreboard plus water ballast, and lifting rudder

Hunter's brochure photo

There is no connection between the British and American Hunter builders, and the ranges of boats themselves have very distinct differences. US-derived Hunters are usually called Hunter Legends when sold in teh UK, but are often simply called Hunters in the USA.

Hunter Legend 240
Hunter Legend 240

The interior is simply but nicely finished, with moulded furniture units and headlining. Under the berth in the forepeak is a chemical WC

Hunter Legend 240

Accommodation plan from Hunter's brochure

Under the cockpit is a really large double berth, designed to be slept in athwartships as in virtually all current American Hunter designs

The galley is simply a moulded sink unit, with shelf space for a camping gas canister type cooker, although a small fixed two-burner cooker could be fitted if required

Hunter Legend 240

A removable oval glass fibre table on a stainless steel bracket and leg fits either in the saloon or in the cockpit.

Under the port saloon settee is a removable insulated coolbox

The main hatch slides in a groove, as normal, but when pushed fully forward can also be hinged upwards to increase saloon headroom when not sailing. A narrow canvas 'pop-top' is then added to form an extension to the cabin space at anchor or moored - see owners photo below.


As with all Hunters, there is a lot of clever and practical detail design, including the stern seats with cupholders!

The backstay-less Bergstrom rig has two stainless steel bar lower stays, in addition to S/S wire rigging. These give useful handholds when moving forward on deck.

The Bergstrom rig is a feature of all current US Hunters, and provides a big efficient main as the power sail, and a relatively small and easy to handle headsail

Hunter Legend 240

The centreboard is a GRP moulding, with just enough ballast moulded in to let it drop. The main ballast is the 1,200 water ballast carried in the tanks under the saloon sole - which is drained for trailing. The trailer (see below) has a set of steps built on to allow access over the bow

Hunter Legend 240

The Legend 240 is a really well designed little trailer-sailer, with remarkably spacious accommodation, although it is clearly conceived as a weekender rather than a longer term cruiser. She can either be trailer-sailed, or use cheap drying moorings.

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