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M84224

Hunter Legend 295

Lying

ashore Hampshire

Builder

Hunter Marine Corporation, Alachua, Florida USA.

Year

1997

Price

£22,000

LOA

29' 6"

Sail area

406 sq ft

Brief details

LWL

27' 0"

Rig

Sloop

The Hunter Legend 295 is a modern small sailing cruiser with wheel steering and excellent interior headroom. She has a largely open plan interior which gives a feeling of space below, and a substantial fractional rig and a lead winged keel. The Hunter Legends are very much designed for comfort in a marina, but also provide good sailing performance in the sort of light to moderate conditions most leisure sailors actually go out in.

Beam

10' 7"

Cabins

Open plan & heads

Draught

4' 9" *

Berths

max 6

Displacement

7,056 lbs

Engine

Volvo diesel

Ballast

2,680 lbs

BHP

18

Keel type

Lead winged fin keel and spade rudder

* Most Legend 295s appear to have a 4' 0" draught wing keel, but this yacht has 4' 9" quoted in the builders certificate for this hull, and this appears to be the case for this yacht. It could be that some yachts destined for the UK were fitted with deeper keels.

Sailplan

Hunter Marine, until recently run by Warren Luhrs, has since the early 1970s been a major US builder of sailing yachts, based in Florida. Although most of their production boats were aimed squarely at the family coastal cruising market they also built a number of racing designs including the water ballasted Open 60 "Thursdays Child", in which Luhrs set a record-breaking time in the 1984 OSTAR transatlantic race, and went on to set another record from New York to San Francisco round Cape Horn in 1989. These race boats were testbeds for the backstayless B&R rig used subsequently in many production Hunters. In 2013 Hunter Marine in the USA became Marlow Hunter, and continues to build sailing yachts up to 50 feet in length.

The Hunter 295 was introduced in 1994 and has a large cockpit with wheel steering and a "walk-through" sugarscoop transom. The interior is fully open plan except for an enclosed heads, and has an aft double berth that is athwartships instead of fore and aft. The rig has a large roached fully battened mainsail and a relatively small headsail. This yacht was imported to the UK new by Hunter's then distributors Opal Marine.


When marketed in the UK, the American Hunters were normally sold as “Hunter Legends” to avoid confusion with the "British Hunters" which were from an entirely different builder. For a time the US Hunter Marine operated a second factory in Portland in Dorset, England, but this has now closed.

Ownesr photo - Hunter Legend 295 for sale

Yachtsnet photographs January 2024, owners photos various dates

Saloon - Hunter Legend 295 for sale
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Forepeak
Accommodation plan
Saloon table

Hunter chose to make the interior almost fully open plan, except for

the separate heads compartment. With 6' 2" headroom by the galley,

and only slightly less forward, it makes the interior look large

for a yacht of under 30 feet.

Saloon aft
Aft double
Saloon aft starboard
Heads
Galley
Engine
Ashore
Wing keel
Stern
Rig

The backstayless Bergström & Ridder fractional rig with very swept-back spreaders looks unusual, but has been well proven, and having the large roached mainsail as the main source of driving power makes handling easy, with lighter genoa sheet loads when tacking.

Canopy
Coachroof
Moored
Stern view
Brochure photo
Brochure photo
Autopilot

Inventory:

Engine details

Volvo Penta MD2020 three-cylinder diesel, freshwater cooled, last serviced February 2024

Fuel tank capacity

90 litres

Propeller

2 bladed on Saildrive (Saildrive seal replaced February 2024)

Batteries

210AH domestic battery and separate engine start battery

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator and Sterling 30 amp shorepower battery charger. Merlin Smartgauge battery monitor. 2,000 watt inverter and 3 x 13 amp outlets.

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Bergstrom & Ridder backstayless fractional sloop. Selden alloy spars and rod kicker with S/S standing rigging

Mainsail

Fully battened mainsail with large roach, single line slab reefing (2 reefs) with lazyjacks

Genoa

113% Roller genoa

Genoa furling

Selden Furlex

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 16 self-tailing

Halliard winches

2 x Lewmar 16 self-tailing on coachroof

Bower anchor

Delta 16 Kg with 20 metres chain and 30 metres warp

Steering

Wheel

Autopilot

Raymarine SPX5 wheelpilot with ST4000 Mk II drive

Steering compass

Silva

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 6 fenders

Miscellaneous

Full cockpit enclosure

Navigation Equipment and instruments

Radar

Raymarine radar on pole mount aft of cockpit, displays on chartplotter

GPS/Chartplotter

Raymarine C80 8" colour plotter in cockpit

Log/speed

Raymarine ST30

Depth sounder

Raymarine ST40 Depth

Windspeed/direction

Tacktick ST60 Wind

VHF radio

Standard Horizon GX3000E with DSC and command mic in cockpit

AIS receiver

Comar SLR200 dual channel

Safety/emergency equipment

Lifebuoy

Horseshoe with floating light

MOB equipment

Lifesling

Radar reflector

Trilens on mast

Bilge pumps

Electric pump

Miscellaneous

2 x fire extinguishers

Interior

Cabin layout

Open plan with separate heads

Berths

max 6

Water tank capacity

120 litres

Cooker

Hillerange 2-burner with oven and grill

Coolbox

Refrigerated coolbox

Heads

Jabsco electric

 

Miscellaneous

 

Dinghy

*

Waveline 2.3M inflatable - available by separate negotiation

Outboard

*

2.3 hp Mariner outboard - available by separate negotiation

Cradle

*

Shore storage cradle - available by separate negotiation

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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