Hunter 30: Still the ‘Affordable Fantasy’

Hunter 30: Still the ‘Affordable Fantasy’


Hunter Marine began building auxiliary sailboats in 1974, largely as the result of the first oil embargo and the new energy consciousness that followed. Founded by Warren Luhrs, Hunter began as a division of the powerboat-maker Silverton Yachts, which was interested in expanding its offerings and taking advantage of the new interest in saving fuel.

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  • Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

    Pencil-Thin Anchor Rode

    Would you trust a pencil-thin, anchor chain that touts greater strength than the locker-full of high-quality, 3/8-inch, galvanized short-link chain that you’ve counted on for years? Would you even want a lighter chain? After all, the chain’s heft creates catenary, that...

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  • Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

    Sewn Splices Two-Year Followup

    The true test of marine gear is not whether it works when installed, but rather how it functions after years in the field. To that end, we have left samples of sewing materials and sewn test samples in the sun, wind, rain, and snow for two years, and have also sailed with sewn...

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