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1986 31 (ft.) HUNTER MARINE 31

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General Information

Listing# 137324

Gulf Shores, AL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
31 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines
Engine Type

General Details

Hunter Marine introduced the Hunter 31 in 1983, and it remained in production for four years. It has a real big-boat feel, with tight, cable-linked wheel steering, and it cruised comfortably at 5 to 6 knots. The high bow and unusually high freeboard for a 31-footer makes it a dry sailing boat in the normal range of cruising conditions.
This Hunter 31 is a well proven blue water boat. She is engineered for those long distance races and cruises, or a favorite around the buoy races.
Below deck is designed for ease of movement as well as maximum utilization of the 6'2" headroom and 11' 6" beam, The boat has a complete and fully equipped galley, double burner stove, single basin stainless steel sink, comfortable standard for-and aft dinette converts into a berth for additional sleeping capacity. This dinette seats four to starboard, and there's a settee to port. Because the table is supported by a single leg near the boat's centerline and the full length of the table outboard, it's more stable than a typical single-pedestal table. It makes a good navigating station in a seaway and could accommodate a full-size chart. There is a private head and vanity . The head, forward on the starboard side, is simple but functional. The "real" chart table is small and at the head of the quarter berth on the port side. This berth is tight, with very low overhead clearance and several protrusions to bang into. The owner actually used it for storage, my guess would be the low clearance. The V-berth forward is of a decent size. Total berths for seven so your whole family can cruise, and there is unusually ample storage space.
Above decks you will find a well designed and engineered boat. The molded non-skid deck surface allows your crew to move with ease and safety. All lines lead aft to the cockpit. The cockpit is spacious and contains a large 34" Wheel. The cockpit seats contain lockers and storage for lines, bumpers and other deck gear.
At 9,000 pounds, the Hunter 31 is light enough not to need a windlass; the ground tackle can be paid out and retrieved manually, procedures facilitated by the easily accessed anchor well and bow roller.
The side decks and handholds are more than adequate for safely going forward while under way, and the very large cockpit has ergonomically comfortable seating and more than adequate stowage in the lockers.
Power is supplied by a 16-horsepower Yanmar diesel. The engine compartment has surprisingly good access for a boat of its size, and the acoustic insulation is outstanding.
The Hunter 31 is a very practical boat for coastal cruising, and with its simple systems, it's easy to maintain.
The owner had a furler installed so this make it a breeze for cruising

Hunter 31
LOA 31' 4" (9.55 m.)
LWL 26' 3" (8.00 m.)
Beam 10' 11" (3.33 m.)
Draft (shoal/deep) 4' 0"/5' 3" (1.22/1.60 m.)
Sail Area (100%) 458 sq. ft. (42.55 sq. m.)
Ballast 3,500 lb. (1,587 kg.)
Displacement 9,000 lb. (4,082 kg.)
Ballast/D .39
D/L 222
SA/D 16.9
Water 35 gal. (133 l.)
Fuel 18 gal. (68 l.)
Engine 16-hp. Yanmar diesel

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Average condition of the year of the boat, needs a good polish and it would shine like the sun. Noticed one ding forward on port side of boat owner said was from kayaker...small approx 2' diameter