Quick Look: Hunter 36

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

Glenn Henderson, Hunter Marine’s talented and expressive in-house designer describes the Hunter 36 as an “evolutionary derivative” of its predecessor. That would be a scary term coming from a financial planner, but what Henderson means is that he’s refined a successful design to play off its good points and improve it where he could. He’s stretched the waterline and hollowed it forward, and with his engineering team has developed a hybrid keel that uses a combination of iron for economy and rigidity with lead to put the weight where it’s wanted.

While the deck’s appearance reflects a redesign of the cockpit and restyling to match Hunter’s current theme, the rig is characteristic still: the backstayless B&R arrangement that supports a high-roach mainsail.
A couple of couples will find the accommodations both cozy and capacious enough for coastal cruising and weekending.

Hunter 36 Specs

LOA: 35′ 6″
LWL: 31′ 3″
Beam: 12′ 0″
Draft: 4′ 11″
Sail Area: 632′
Displacement: 13,900 lbs
Water: 75 gal
Fuel: 38 gal
Engines: Yanmar 29 hp
Designer: Glenn Henderson & Hunter Design Team
Hunter Marine Corp