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2012 45 (ft.) HUNTER MARINE 45 Deck Salon

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Listing# 93571

St Petersburg, FL, United States
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45 Deck Salon
45 (ft.)
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April 8, 2013   Massive  PRICE REDUCTION!!!

Like new every way.  Owner moving cross country.

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The Hunter 45 Deck Salon is the brightest most open salon ever developed.  CADENCE has become available now as her owner is leaving town.  Here's your opportunity to own a 2012 Deck Salon for a $160k under retail.

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The 45 DS
 Note from John Burnham, editor of Cruising World. "For a while, I thought we'd lost Glenn Henderson. Hunter Marine's chief designer was on the speaker phone, delving into prismatic coefficients and the awful hull shapes encouraged by the International Offshore Rule in the 1970s. Gradually, eyes began glazing over even among the most avid sailing writers assembled to hear about the new Hunter 45 DS. But then Henderson wrapped it up quickly: "I finally realized it's not about ultimate speed, for a cruising design, but how easy it is to get there." That about sums up the direction in which Henderson has been moving Hunter designs: better performance, easier to sail. The masts are low to keep the sails manageable (and to fit under bridges along the ICW), and the hulls are stable yet offer low resistance so they move along well. "It's not so much that they're light-air boats," said Henderson. "They're boats with big rudders and small keels that need to foot, not pinch. They get there just as fast and riding easier. The hollow bows don't pitch as much, traveling farther into each wave without bouncing up." We tested a shoal-draft prototype 45 DS off St. Augustine, Florida, in flat water and 6 to 8 knots of breeze. Sailing upwind at about 40-degrees apparent, the 45-foot, 23,000-pound cruiser always topped 5 knots and sometimes 6, despite its three-blade prop. Downwind, we set a cruising spinnaker and logged more than 7 knots, jibing through 90 to 100 degrees. It was a smooth and satisfying sail, aided by the responsive Lewmar steering, which has direct shaft linkages to the rudder quadrant. Hunter has worked out a solid cockpit arrangement for the 45. Nothing unusual about twin wheels, but the centerline table has well-rounded edges and is ready to serve as a good brace in a seaway. The cockpit traveler arch has a 4:1 Harken traveler above a good-looking T-top bimini, and one part of the double-ended mainsheet leads down through a Spinlock rope clutch to an electric Lewmar winch that does double duty for the port jib sheet as well. The other part leads conventionally to another Lewmar sheet winch on the cabin top, so the sheet can be reached quickly from either location. This is Hunter's third deck-saloon model; the second was the 41 DS, a 2006 CW Boat of the Year winner for Best Value.) Overall, the saloon and galley are outstanding living spaces that are raised to take advantage of the visibility provided by six moderately large ports and a central overhead hatch, There's good storage under the sole, as well.   To port, as you descend the companionway stairs, you'll find a sole-to-ceiling post on the inboard end of the L-shaped galley that provides good support. Strong, grippable fiddles are at the ready, too; corner cuts in the well-designed galley make it easy to wipe the counter. The design is a good example of how Hunter sets up its boats for safe offshore use while still accommodating marina weekenders. Another example is the Force 10 propane stove, gimbaled for a seaway, alongside a microwave and a front-opening Waeco refrigerator.   To starboard lie the main head with shower and a front-facing nav station. Going forward, you'll take a step down into the forward cabin, which has a Pullman-style double; it's not huge, but it's nearly 6 feet 6 inches long and easy to access. A head with shower is all the way in the bow. The design's only compromise belowdecks seemed to be in the aft cabin, which has a large island double but somewhat limited headroom. According to Steve Pettengill, Hunter's offshore-sailing director, the design team is modifying the production version by extending the bridgedeck aft 8 inches, tightening up the soft headliners, and lowering the bunk mattress, all of which will increase space and improve access. The cherry interior is bright and constructed with a film veneer on a marine-plywood laminate, which the company says is tough and hard to dent. The hull is constructed with a glass-and-balsa-core laminate above the waterline and solid glass below; in the bow, the laminate is reinforced with layers of Kevlar. Hunter's production team preassembles the interior as modular components, which are fit into a single, molded structural grid. Bulkheads are also glassed into the grid, and then the entire grid module is placed in the hull, where it's both fiberglassed securely into the keel sump and glued elsewhere with an adhesive called Plexus; bulkheads are also glassed to the hull above the grid. Only then is the hull pulled from the mold and the deck mechanically fastened and glued to the hull's external flange with 3M Marine 5200.   The boat has a newly developed all-iron keel (offered in both deep- and shoal-draft versions), although the boat we sailed carried an experimental hybrid keel made of cast iron with a lead bulb. Compared with the prototype keels, say Henderson, the iron production keel has equal stability because of the slight enlargement of its shoal-draft wings. Either way, the grid-and-keel package is sea-tested by Pettengill, whose job description includes running each new model hard aground 10 times or more to find any weak spots. With the 45 DS, Henderson hasn't changed the successful hull shape of the 44 DS he designed in 2003, but he's moved the sail plan's center of effort and the underbody's center of lateral plane closer together to reduce weather helm. The keel is smaller and the rudder is bigger, so the boat is faster in light air and easier to steer.   I was impressed with the new design, especially the cockpit layout and the overall sailing ability of the boat. I'm ambivalent about the wraparound-windscreen look, but to my eye, its lower profile improves upon Hunter's 2007 45 CC. Belowdecks, the 45 DS meets its design brief of being both capable offshore and accommodating for marina weekending."   The Hunter 45DS has redefined the Deck Salon concept with the brightest and most open salon ever designed. Oversized deck ports draw in huge volumes of natural light to complement the rich woodwork and airy floorplan. A wraparound windshield dominates the sleek and imposing exterior profile that announces it’s presence with authority in any harbor. The hull is solidly constructed and shaped for lively performance and a smooth ride, even in rough sea conditions. On deck, dual helm stations deliver the ultimate in comfort, control and visibility for the captain. Hunter’s stainless steel Traveler Arch, B & R rig and a unique double-ended mainsheet system provide the crew with effortless sail handling. The large, T-shaped cockpit is well equipped to provide shelter at sea and sociable lounging at anchor. The galley size and amenities will enable you to create memorable meals from provisions held in the 45’s immense storage reserves. An expanded aft stateroom features a queen size berth, large hanging locker, storage galore and private access to the aft head. Opening hull and deck ports supply plenty of light and fresh air.  When the weather turns sour, just turn on the heat or air conditioning.  Forward, your guests will enjoy the Pullman-style cabin with a side mounted double berth and storage capacity for two. For convenience, the open vanity is separated from the private head and shower located in the forepeak.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
RIGGING Boom Vang Inboard Jib Tracks w/Adjustable Cars Internal Halyards Led to Cockpit Jib Furling System Jib, 110% Furling w/Acrylic Sun Cover Mainsail, In mast Furling w/vertical battens Mainsheet Purchase System, Led to Cabin Top Mast, Selden®, B&R w/Fractional Sail Plan Electric halyard winch Rigging Line Stoppers and Organizers, Two Sets Traveller, Arch-Mounted for Mainsheet Winch Handles (2) Winch, (1) Rigging, 2-Speed, Self-Tailing, #40 Winches, (2) Jib at Helm, 2-Speed, Self-Tailing, #44 Windex® Wind Indicator                 DECK/HULL Anchor Roller, Double Offset Anchor Well w/Space for Rode and Chain Anchor Windlass, Electric up & down Blister Prevent Technology Hull Bow Pulpit, Stainless Steel Deck Handrails, Stainless Steel Dorade Vents (2) Fresh Water Hookup, Dockside Hatches, (6) Opening Deck, w/Screens HKT Kevlar® Hull Reinforcement Hull, FRP/Balsa Sandwich Above Waterline, Solid FRP bottom Hull, Structural Grid Reinforcement Keel, Shoal Draft Lifelines, Double w/Three Gates and Stainless Steel Stanchions Locker, (1) Transom Storage LPG Tank Storage for Two Bottles Mooring Cleats, (8) Stainless Steel Nonskid Deck Ports, (2) Fixed Ports, (6) Opening, w/Screens Rubrail w/Stainless Steel Insert Rudder, Balanced Spade, w/Stainless Steel Shaft Sliding Companionway Hatch Swim Platform w/Stainless Steel Telescoping Ladder Through-Bolted Hull/Deck Joint w/Full Rubrail Through-Hull Fittings, All Bronze Below Waterline Windshield Fixed Ports w/Cover     COCKPIT Steering Console with Single Lever Engine Control, Wheel Brake, Lighted Compass, Space for Instruments, Stainless Guard and Lewmar Direct Drive Steering System Bilge Pump, Manual Cockpit Traveler Arch, Stainless Steel w/Mainsheet Traveler Cockpit Grabrail w/Integral Fold-Out Table Halyard Tail Stowage Wells Cockpit Stereo Lockers, (3) Storage Stern Rail Seats, Stainless Steel, w/Drink Holders Transom Shower, Hot and Cold Walk-Through Transom w/Swim Platform   Custom cockpit cushions FORWARD CABIN Cabin Lighting Electrical Outlets, AC and DC Hanging Locker (1), Cedar-Lined Hatch, Deck, (1) Opening w/Screen Head, Private w/Shower  Memory Foam Mattress Shower Sump Pump Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Storage Cabinets (3) Storage Drawers (3) Storage Shelving Under-Berth Storage Space Vanity, Ensuite w/Corian® Countertop and Storage Cabinets     SALON Ocenair shades Cabin Lighting Courtesy Floor Lighting Deck Side Windows, (4) Fixed w/Shades Deck Windshield ports, Fixed Deluxe Cushion/Fabric Package Dinette Table Convertible to Berth Dinette Table, High Gloss Dorade Vent (1) Electrical Outlets, AC and DC Gloss Finish "Cherry" Woodwork Handrails, Hardwood on Both Sides Hardwood Flooring Hatch, (1) Deck, Opening w/Screens Selected Hardwood Trim Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Reverse cycle air conditioning Storage Shelving     GALLEY Corian Countertops w/Backsplash Freezer Electrical Outlet, AC Faucet, Chrome Pull-Out Dual Function Fresh Water System, Pressurized, Hot and Cold Microwave Ports, (2) Opening w/Screens Refrigerator, Front Opening, Stainless Steel Sinks, Double Stainless Steel w/Cutting Board Storage Cabinets (2) Storage Drawers (5) Storage Pantry w/Shelving Storage Shelving Stove, Three Burner, LPG Gimballed w/Oven Waste Bin, Built-In     AFT CABIN Berth, Queen w/Innerspring Mattress and Bedding Package Cabin Lighting Design Bedding Fabrics Electrical Outlets, AC and DC Hanging Locker, (1) Cedar-Lined Headboard, Padded Ports/Hatches, (3) Opening w/Screens Private Access to Head Storage Drawers/Bins (5) Around Bed Vanity w/Corian® Countertop and Mirror     MAIN HEAD (AFT) Access Door, Dual Anti-Bacterial Gelcoat Electrical Outlets, AC and DC Quiet Flush Head Ports, (2) Opening, Frosted Shower Stall w/Adjustable Shower Head, Seat, and Sump Pump Storage Compartments Vanity w/Corian®Countertop     NAV STATION Adjustable Chart Light Chart Table, Opening Electrical Outlets, AC, DC and Phone Jack Seat,Wood, Contoured w/Storage Space for Electronics Storage Cabinets     SYSTEMS/ELECTRONICS 12-Volt DC Electrical System w/Breaker Panel   Alternator, 80-Amp Battery Box, Engine Start (3) 4D AGM house batteries & (1) Grp 34 start battery Battery Charger, 50 Amp Bilge Pump, Manual Bilge Pump, Electric, Primary 1500 GPH Bilge Pump, Electric, Automatic Secondary 4000 GPH w/Alarm Cable TV and Phone Jacks Engine Panel, Deluxe w/Gauges, Alarms and Hour Meter Fresh Water System, Pressurized, Hot and Cold Galvanic Isolator Gauges, Tank for Fuel, Water and Waste Lights, Deck and Anchor Navigation Light Package NMMA Certification On All Systems Inverter Air Conditioning Shore Power System, 120 Volt w/Isolation Transformer and Cord Stereo, AM/FM w/CD Player Sump Pumps, Shower VHF Radio w/DSC and Stainless Steel Antenna Waste Holding Tank w/Macerator Pump Water Heater, 11 Gallon X-Change-R® Oil Change System   Raymarine C90 W plotter interphased with 2 kw radar Raymarine Speed, Depth & AWI Raymarine 7000 Autopilot                                
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