- Stock #077524 -
The Days You'll Know As Happy
The Hunter 44 Deck Salon features spacious accommodations generally seen only on much larger vessels. The hull sports a unique bow, hollow forward, creating a longer waterline for increased lift and speed. The underbody aft also has a stern reflect for a flatter exit, resulting in enhanced stability and reduced wake characteristics. This vessel is constructed with the fin keel.
The Hunter 44 Deck Salon offers an extremely comfortable living space, featuring swing-out companionway doors to the interior, upholstered salon settees and a high-gloss dinette table big enough to serve the whole crew. A stainless steel refrigerator/freezer highlights the galley. A master stateroom with queen berth, forward guest cabin with V-berth and two separate heads round out this inviting interior.
The Hunter 44 Deck Salon is a big-volume hull with a higher coach roof profile than its sister (the Aft Cockpit Cruising Version). It has a fin keel (shallow draught is an option) and features the deck-stepped B&R rig, with swept-back spreaders and plenty of diagonal support. The shrouds are fastened to the hull sides, while the lower shrouds and the struts supporting the gooseneck area meet at the deck and connect to struts below decks which in turn feed loads into the hull. A band of fibreglass reinforcement spans the hull, from gunwale to gunwale, picking up the chain plates, keel and mast step area.
The hull is a mix of solid laminate and balsa core. The mainsheet traveler is on a stainless steel Targa bar over the cockpit; the bar also carries the optional bimini. Below deck is a vast, well-appointed apartment, with lots of traditional teak trim, a style which is currently out of fashion with European builders. These things come in cycles; teak will be back. The forecabin has three optional layouts; this boat has a double berth on the port side. The forward head, which includes a shower, is en suite with the forecabin. The main saloon is conventional, galley to port. There's a big dinette table which lowers to sleep on, plus a large settee to starboard.
There are a couple of stainless grab rails, vital in such a big saloon as you could fall a long way. The area aft of the main bulkhead can be two cabins or, as in this boat, a huge stateroom which spans the width of the hull. The inner spring queen-sized bed is fore and aft and offset a little from the center. It is, in effect, beneath the cockpit trench. In some arrangements like this you can hit your head on the overhead moldings if you jump out of bed, half asleep. Not on the Hunter, there is so much freeboard aft there is plenty of headroom.
This is not a cabin, it is a room, like a hotel bedroom, bigger than many I have stayed in and better appointed. It has its own door to the main head; another door in the cabin enables this to be the day head too. The head has a separate shower area, with bi-fold glass doors and a gap between the top of the walls and the roof. This is a very good idea because a number of women I know, and many others, get claustrophobic in small yacht shower rooms. True. Throughout the boat are storage areas far too numerous to mention. There are lockers and drawers and bins and shelves everywhere, surely more than other production boats of this size.
She's equipped with a Yanmar four cylinder diesel which is fresh water cooled and has only 673 HRS. This hunter is outfitted with both Raymarine E80, and E120 electronics packages. She also comes with two Icom handheld VHF radios, and one stationary VHF, as well as Raymarine Radar, ResFix, Raymarine Autopilot w/ remote, and a water tank monitoring system.
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