1994 British Hunter for sale
Horizon 23 - £9,000 

A compact family cruiser, this twin keel version of the Hunter Horizon 23 offers a comfortable interior with very good sailing ability, and particularly easy handling, with a fractional rig with self-tacking jib. The Hunter Horizon 23 packs an amazing amount of space into a small and hence cheap to moor hull. British Hunter called the twin keel versions 'twin fin' rather than 'bilge keel' to emphasise their performance.

"Mirage" was epoxied from new and a further precautionary coat applied in 2005. She is in exceptional condition having been well cared for by the previous owner and myself, and is only for sale as I am retiring from the sea. A 2010 hull survey is available.

Lying in Cornwall

(A half tide, long established mooring free of annual charges,
off the Fal River in Cornwall, is also available for outright sale if required
at £3,000 - or could be rented annually as an alternative)

Contact Carl Soper on 07813-440074

Hunter Horizon 23 for sale
Hunter Horizon 23 for sale

Hunter Horizon 23 for sale

Designed by David Thomas, the Hunter Horizon 23 (later renamed the Hunter Horizon 232, with very little change to the actual boat), was a development of the Hunter Duette, itself a derivative of the well known Sonata 'quarter tonner' club racer from 1975.

With a ballast ratio of over 50%, and an efficient and easily handled three-quarter rig, both fin and twin keel versions sail well, without being overly demanding on their crew. Over 200 Hunter 23s were built from 1989 to 1998, most being twin keeled.

The Horizon 23 design was updated slightly to create the Hunter Horizon 232, which uses the same hull, and is very little different, the name change being more a marketing effort than a significant alteration to the design.

Hunter Horizon 23 for sale

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The accommodation starts with a raised bunk platform in the bows, which although almost 6' long is very narrow at the bow end, and is probably best thought of as either a child's berth, or as stowage space.

Aft of this, in the midships part of the saloon, are two settee berths, each 7 feet long, with the saloon table between, and a fold-down chart table by the port berth.

Aft is the heads compartment and galley, and finally behind the galley is a 6' 8" by 4' 6" (at the wider end) double quarterberth.

Headroom is 5' 8" maximum by the galley, with about 5' 6" in the heads compartment and 5' 4" forward in the saloon

The jib sheets to a curved track forward of the mast, and self-tacks,
making this an exceptionally easy boat to handle.
With a relatively small headsail, there is no need for sheet winches

Equipment List:

Engine details

Yamaha 8CMH 2-cylinder outboard - new 2006, new control cables 2015

Fuel tank capacity

22 litres


three bladed


75AH - new 2017

Battery charging

engine alternator with rectifier and portable solar panel

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Fractional sloop, Z-Spars alloy spars with self-tacking jib to track on foredeck. S/S standing rigging new 2008


Crusader Sails, slab reefing - new 2011 (also spare mainsail in good condition), also spare mainsail


roller jib - new sacrificial strip 2017

Genoa furling



Hyde sails cruising chute

Halliard winches

2 x Lewmar on coachroof

Bower anchor

5 Kg Delta with 10 metres 5/16" chain and 30 metres multiplait warp




Autohelm ST1000 tiller pilot

Steering compass

Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass - new 2016


Sprayhood ( new 2017) and dodgers, cockpit grating, brass clock and barometer, winter covers


Plastimo inflatable tender

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Garmin 152


Autohelm Bidata

Depth sounder

Autohelm Bidata

VHF radio

Compact SX-25

Radio receiver

Sony radio/CD


Beta Thief 2000 boat alarm

Safety/emergency equipment


with floating light

Bilge pump

portable pump

Fire extinguishers

2 plus fire blanket


Cabin layout

Open plan saloon with heads compartment separated by folding screen


4 plus possibly two childs berths

Water tank capacity

50 litres


Flavel Vanessa two-burner, grill and oven - gas


coolbox plus portable 12 volt refrigerated coolbox


RM marine WC

A mooring is also available if required.

Contact Carl Soper on 07813-440074