Hunter 49: The Queen of the Fleet Takes a Tour

"Boat Test" from our November 2006 issue.


Big and beamy, the Hunter 49 still kicks up her heels under sail.

Hunter 49 Specs

LOA: 49′ 11″ (15.21 m.)
LWL: 43′ 10″ (13.36 m.)
Beam: 14′ 5″ (4.39 m.)
Draft (shoal/deep): 5′ 6″/7′ 0″ (1.68 m./2.13 m.)
Sail Area (100%): 1,013.9 sq. ft. (94.2 sq. m.)
Ballast (shoal/deep): 12,544/11,216 lb. (5,690/5,088 kg.)
Displacement (shoal/deep): 32,813/32,485 lb. (14,884/14,735 kg.)
Ballast/D (shoal/deep): .38/.35
D/L (shoal/deep): 174/172
SA/D (shoal/deep): 15.8/15.9
Water: 200 gal. (757 l.)
Fuel: 150 gal. (568 l.)
Mast Height: 63′ 4″ (19.30 m.)
Engine: 75-hp. or optional 100-hp. Yanmar
Designer: Glenn Henderson and the Hunter Design Team
Base Price: $319,000
Hunter Marine, (386) 462-307,

Mark Pillsbury is Cruising World’s senior editor.


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