Quick Look: Hunter 45 DS

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase


Hunter Marine has combined the aft-cabin space of a center cockpit with the light-filled deck saloon into a hermaphrodite arrangement that draws on the positives of both. The cockpit is elevated in comparison to a conventional aft cockpit, and that in turn creates a clear view from the helm over the elevated house top.

Under the cockpit is a centerline berth in a walkabout cabin that uses the boat's beam to the fullest advantage. Forward, a Pullman double allows a large head and shower combo to fit in the bow while a generous vanity counter shares the cabin's starboard side with a huge hanging locker. Under the raised mid-cabin deck, the saloon shares typical Hunter volume and light with a large, seaworthy galley and a nav area that will accommodate both paper charts and a range of electronic support media.

Hunter 45 DS Specs

LOA: 44' 10"
LWL: 39' 2"
Beam: 14' 6"
Draft: 5' 0"/6' 6"
Sail Area: 834 sq. ft
Displacement: 22,936 lbs
Water: 140 gal
Fuel: 51 gal
Engines: Yanmar 54 hp
Designer: Hunter Design Team
Hunter Marine Corp