BVI Yacht Sales Overview
2007 Hunter 38 ‘AHOY MON’
*Hurricane Dorian Special*
The Hunter 38 features a fine entry and near-plumb-bow that are as racy as any new boat from Farr Yacht Designs. Due to her increased waterline, she won’t lack speed. There’s also just enough working space between the mast and bow pulpit for a bow person to attend to sails or muscle an anchor fitted on a stainless steel bow roller at the stem. Her small foretriangle and 7/8ths rig are married to a boom that extends over the stainless bimini frame to produce end-boom sheeting angles that are more efficient than a cabintop arrangement.
When viewed from abeam at a distance, her profile complements the racy bow as she presents a high-aspect sail plan and a relatively flat sheerline. Tinted, flushmounted, fixed plexiglass ports complement her aesthetics and light her interior. This model is less chubby than her cousins and shows in her performance.
This particular Hunter 38 “AHOY MON” was dis-masted and blown ashore during Hurricane Dorian in Abaco, Bahamas. The mast is in 2 pieces and can be spliced and will be included in the deal.
-Dinghy davits and Bimini frame are damaged but the boom traveller bar is in good shape.
-The hull has a few minor repairs and scratches.
-The deck has a decent size crack from dis-masting, needing some fiberglass repairs (see photos)
-Some minor cracks in the bilge around the keel, need re-tabbing.
-Port midship has damage and cleat torn off, needs localized fiberglass repair.
-The interior is undamaged for the most part, electrical systems, electronics, mechanical, steering all in good functioning condition.
-The Yanmar 40hp engine is in very good condition. Hours are unknown but the engine is in great shape and the owner says the oil is clean.
-Mainsail needs small repair, Genoa and spinnaker in good condition.
-Boat can be lived on and motored away immediately to complete repairs elsewhere.
Undamaged Value $100-125k Asking $55k ‘As Is’
- Sails and Rigging
- Electronics and Navigation
- Engine, Systems and Mechanical Equipment
The rig is down and in two pieces and can be easily spliced.
- Jib Furling System (Furler is present but extrusions damaged)
- Adjustable Mainsheet Traveler on Arch
- Inboard Jib Tracks w/Adjustable Cars
- (2) Sets Line Stoppers and Organizers
- (2) Two-Speed Self-Tailing Rigging Winches
- (2) Two-Speed Self-Tailing Jib Sheet Winches
- Spinnaker pole
SailsMainsail (needs small repair)Genoa in good condition
Spinnaker in good condition
- Stainless steel double sink
- 2 Burner LPG, Gimbaled Stove w/Oven Force 10
- Front loading Freezer
- Front loading Refrigerator
- Hot/Cold Pressure Water
- Raymarine C120 Chart Plotter
- Raymarine SmartPilot ST8002 Autopilot at Helm
- Raymarine ST60+ Wind instrument at Helm
- Raymarine ST60+ Speed and Depth at Companionway
- Furuno Nx-300 Digital Navtex Receiver
- ICOM IC-M422 VHF at Nav Station
- Danforth Compass
- 110/12V Systems
- Shore Power w/cables
- (1) 12V Mastervolt 160ah AGM House Battery
- (1) 12V Engine Battery
- Battery Monitor
- Tank Gauges- Fuel, Water & Waste
- AC Electrical Outlets
- Navigation Light Package
- Cabin Reading Lights
- Yanmar Diesel 3JH4E 40hp
- (2) Air Conditioning Units
- Kuuma 5gal Hot Water Heater
- Lewmar Anchor Windlass
- Steering Pedestal with Single Lever Engine Control, Wheel Brake, Lighted Compass, Handrail, and Drink Holders
- Automatic Engine Room Fire Extinguishing System
- Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
- Emergency Tiller
- Hot/Cold Pressure Water System
- Automatic Bulge pump
- Manual Bulge Pump
Practical-sailor.com review of the Hunter 38 states;
We tested the boat in 5 to 10 knots of breeze and flat water on the Chesapeake Bay conditions common to many areas around the U.S. The boat was fitted with an in-mast furling mainsail, and the company’s own literature indicates that this reduces sail area by 148 sq. ft. We feel that’s a tremendous price to pay for convenience, especially in light-air venues, and considering that sails are typically set once a day. On a 38′ boat displacing 17,000 pounds, we’d opt for an electric halyard winch and a flaking system before sacrificing that much Dacron.
We sailed with a full main with three vertical battens, which produced good sail shape, and a 105% headsail. Boat speed on our GPS registered 5 to 5.5 knots sailing in five knots of breeze, and increased to 7.5 knots in 10 knots of breeze when we eased sheets. Henderson said ?that meets the design target and is about as fast as she will go.
The boat was light at the helm, responsive when sails were properly trimmed, and tacked through 85 to 90 degrees, better than we’ve seen on earlier Hunters. She heeled approximately 10 degrees in those conditions and provided a comfortable ride.
She motors easily at 6 knots when powered by the Yanmar 27-hp engine. An optional 40-hp engine will add $2,936 to the price, (This particular vessel has the 40hp) but would be overkill except in areas where there are heavy tides or currents.
LOA: 38 ft 2 in
Beam: 12 ft 1 in
LWL: 34 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 17636 lbs
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3JH4E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Fresh Water Tanks: (75 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (34 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 7