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Seller's Description

The owner bought this boat in 2020

Standard features

2005 Hunter 216 21 6” sloop racing/day sailor with low-hour 2020 Tohatsu 6 HP motor with motor stand. The boat was last bottom painted in spring 2023. This sailboat has a couple features that make it really stand out, like a rub rail all around that tor is totally solid and a keel that is raised by a hydraulic pump. This boat is virtually maintenance free on the inside and out for years of carefree pleasure. The 216 is the ultimate daysailer with overnighting capability! The ACP-thermoformed 216 is the lightest 22-foot sailboat in the world. The large rear cockpit accommodates six people in comfort, while the small cuddy cabin is fun for overnighting, with space for a portable head (included). The special hydraulic lift mechanism allows for effortless lifting of the 500-pound lead keel, while the unique lifting inboard rudder delivers real performance with true beaching ability. Super easy to rig and launch! LOA 216,, Waterline Length 189, Beam 711, Draft Board Up 10, Draft Board Down 36 Sail Area 252 sq ft, Mast Height 3011, Basic Weight 1,350 lbs., Towing Weight 1,850 lbs. Rigging-Anodized aluminum mast and boom, Boom vang, Mainsail with 2022 custom Mainsail cover, recent Jib with new sunbrella, Spinnaker with cover, Mainsheet system with Roller furling jib, recent Running rigging, Danforth and mushroom anchors, Life jackets, Custom made Bimini with cover, cockpit cushions, new cockpit fiberglass support system and decking, ACP Hull and Deck construction, 500-pound swing keel w/hydraulic lift system, Cuddy cabin for storage with port-a -potty. Garmin speed and depth readout with solar charger and battery. Foam positive flotation, unsinkable, rudder system with easy lift rudder and rudder extension.

Venture galvanized custom trailer with mast crutch, new winch, new bunks, rear mast support, trailer tongue jack, new fiberglass fenders, recent trailer tires with under 600 miles, galvanized rims, spare tire, new upright guideposts, new LED submersible brake lights, new wiring harness, all connections soldered. 2020 low run time Tohatsu 6HP motor (paid $1,400). New spark plugs, gas filter, synthetic motor oil and lower unit oil are replaced every season.

Extra gear included

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Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior

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Glenn Henderson
Hunter Marine
# Built
Thermo Plastic


Length Overall
21 5 / 6.6 m
Waterline Length
18 9 / 5.7 m
7 10 / 2.4 m
1 0 / 0.3 m 3 6 / 1.1 m
1,350 lb / 613 kg
500 lb / 227 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
251′² / 23.3 m²
Total Sail Area
208′² / 19.4 m²
Sail Area
128′² / 11.9 m²
24 6 / 7.5 m
10 5 / 3.2 m
Air Draft
31 0 / 9.5 m
Sail Area
80′² / 7.5 m²
21 10 / 6.7 m
7 3 / 2.2 m
Forestay Length
23 1 / 7 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.8 kn
Classic: 5.8 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.79 knots
Classic formula: 5.8 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
>20: high performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
<100: Ultralight

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
<20: lightweight racing boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


ABS plastic contruction (Luran®)
Hydraulically lifting keel. Lifting ‘VARA’ rudder system.
Replaced (2010) with a newer HUNTER 22, built of more conventional FG.

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