The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Hunter Duette

Mooring Available
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  262036
  • Length  ·  7.01m
  • Year  ·  1988
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 5hp, Honda 4 Stroke (2015)
  • Lying  ·  South Devon
Boatshed Brixham
Boatshed Brixham
Phil Key
The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer David Thomas
Builder Hunter Marine
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 22.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 25.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 1 x gasoline 5hp
Engine make and model Honda 4 Stroke (2015)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Outboard
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine Hours less than 100

Dimensions

Length 7.01m
LWL 5.50m
Beam 2.51m
Draft Min 0.94m
Draft Max 0.94m
Displacement 1,180kg
Storage On mooring

Rig

Sloop rigged Holt Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)

Sails

Reefing mainsail Goacher - Slab (2012) Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (1988)

Headsail refurbished 2018

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

Antifouled and new Anodes 2019

Accommodation

Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Accommodation

Sink
Carpet
Drapes
Pressurised water system
Fresh water wash

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Sprayhood
Spray dodgers
Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(CQR)
5.00m of chain
10.00m of rode
Waveline 2.4 dinghy (unknown year)
(Inflatable)
All lines led back to the cockpit

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Log
VHF
Autopilot
Stereo
Clock
Barometer
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This example has been cherished by the current owners for the last 10 years and has clearly been looked after.
This is the ideal starter yacht for a crew or family, very good value and benefiting from a very low cost/maintenance outboard engine.

She also comes with a mooring in Brixham Harbour, and there is an active owners association.

Launched in the mid-1980s, this was a makeover of the British 22ft Hunter Sonata one-design raceboat that was intended to boost the design’s appeal to cruising sailors.

The boat was already well proven, with a reputation for easy and predictable handling, allied to a powerful rig that offered good performance in light airs. The updated design sought to retain these properties while also offering the benefit of twin keels for reduced draught (0.9m/3ft instead of 1.27m/4ft 6in) and the ability to dry out at low tide in suitably sheltered harbours and beaches.

A similar righting moment to the fin-keel version was achieved by increasing the ballast ratio to 55 per cent – one of the highest figures of any cruising yacht. The result was a boat that was significantly faster than other bilge keelers of a similar size (and indeed some fin-keel models) but retained its excellent handling characteristics, as designer David Thomas intended. Indeed, when sailing downwind the Duette proved to have better directional stability than the Sonata, thanks to the two keels.

The Duette followed the earlier Horizon 26, which itself was based on the earlier Hunter Delta. Subsequently a number of other British Hunters sprouted twin keels with a similar aim, including the Horizon 30, and the Channel 27, 31 and 323. All offered a similar appealing combination of easy handling and performance that often exceeded that of fin-keel designs of a similar size.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Hunter Duette has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Key of Boatshed Brixham. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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