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Features

  • The sails are built by Doyle
  • The winches are supplied by Lewmar
  • The B&R rig is built by Seldn and eliminates the need for a backstay
  • The electronics package is supplied by Raymarine
  • The aft deck’s “admiral’s seat” and “lounger” are all about on-deck comfort
  • Trademark mainsheet arch keeps the traveler out of the cockpit
  • Vital statistics

    Headroom 6'8", Bunks forward cabin 5'9" x 6'4", aft cabin 5'9" x 6'8", settee 6'4" x 4', cockpit seats 6'8" x 1'8"

    Specifications

    PRICE: $379,989 (base, FOB Alachua, FL) including sails, basic electronics

    BUILDER: Hunter Marine, Alachua, FL, www.huntermarine.com

    DESIGNER: Hunter Design Team

    LOA: 49'11"

    LWL: 43'10"

    Beam: 14'9"

    Draft: shoal/deep 5'6"/7'

    Displacement: 36,945/35,661 lbs

    Ballast: shoal/deep 12,500/11,216 lbs

    electrical (3) 8D batteries, 80 Amp alternator

    Sail area: (main and jib) 1,131 sq ft

    Fuel/water/waste: 162/194/52 gals

    Power: 75 HP Yanmar

    Displ.-length ratio: 195

    Sail area-displ. ratio: 16

    Ballast ratio: 33%

    Our take

    Pros:

    • Comfortable accommodations

    • Aft deck comfort

    • Deck stowage

    Cons:

    • Companionway steps a bit steep

    • Cockpit seatbacks a bit low

    Conclusion

    It’s easy to get distracted by the hot tub and the TV in every cabin and the “admiral’s seat,” but in truth there’s more than that to this boat. It’s a big sister to the 49, an example of which has just circumnavigated. The sails are easy to handle, and the hull is big and heavy enough to stand up to a breeze. And having a boat that’s well equipped and offers the comforts of home is not a bad thing at all.

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