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2002 Hunter 240

Georgetown, Maryland, United States
$15,500 USD

The owner bought this boat in 2015

General condition and any additional information

The Hunter 240 is an excellent weekend cruiser, offering comfort, stability, and ease of operations. Designed for even single-handed sailing with all lines running aft, our boat is also equipped with a roller furler for its jib and an electric start motor to make the job even easier. No worry about running aground as it has a swing keel that, when raised, has only an 18” draft. Moreover, the new GARMIN chartplotter and sonar with its large 9” touchscreen will provide all the necessary data to navigate to new adventures and mark your route with waypoints so that you can safely return home. Easily trailerable due to its ingenious mast raising system and a water ballast system that, when emptied, gives the boat a dry weight that even a small vehicle can pull, you can readily try out new waters. Both the cockpit and cabin are roomy and well-equipped for day cruising or weekend trips. The overall condition is great but, unfortunately, the owner’s condition is not as good. Thus, this boat will soon belong to someone else. Make it yours today and never worry about being stuck quarantined at home again!

Standard features

This Hunter cruiser with an overall length of 24’1’ and a wide beam of 8’3” can accommodate 8 people for a sail.

Tohatsu 9.9 HP OUTBOARD engine with electric start and cockpit controls has been serviced by professionals annually.

Retractable centerboard enables boat to be easily trailered or sailed right up to shorelines. When raised, draw is only 18; when lowered, draw is 56.

Water Ballast System provides great stability under sail but, when emptied, also allows for easy trailering even with small vehicles. Displacement without ballast is 2300 lbs; water Ballast itself is an additional 1300 lbs.

Ingenious mast-raising system and lowering system enables owners to readily manage this task by themselves.

With a 245 sq. ft. sailing area, the main sail has a navy Hunter cover and the jib its own storage bag.

Two teak stern rail seats with cup holders offer a great lookout while under sail. Two more built-in cup holders are in the cockit as well.

A non-skid deck and cockpit floor, coupled with lifelines, maximize your safety while under sail. The stainless steel pulpit provides added security

Walk-through transom, fiberglass swim platform, and permanent retractable stainless steel swim ladder make a dip in the water even more enjoyable. Be sure to check the depth finder first.

Dual double berths, forward and aft, are cushioned for sleeping comfort.

Galley includes built-in sink with freshwater bladder and side table with storage. Large, fiberglass dinette table attaches to stainless steel bracket in either the cockpit or cabin with a double settee to enjoy meals on board.

Full set of cockpit and cabin cushions are in excellent condition.

Plenty of additional storage options with six more lockers in cabin and lazarette in cockpit. Even the anchor has its own locker.

Full set of curtains and a portable toilet tucked out- sight offers great privacy.

Removable Ice chest is located under cabin seat.

Galvanized Magic trailer has been equipped with guideposts.

Extra gear included

CDI Roller Furler for jib

Bimini with cover

Auto pilot : RAYMARINE Tiller Pilot

Boom Vang

Mast support crutch and mast raising pole

Tiller extension


Anchor and chain rode

Portable 5-gallon gas tank

Two-burner Glowmaster butane stove permanently attached in galley


Life Jackets


Additional canvases

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

GARMIN GPSMAP 942XS PLUS 9’touchscreen chartplotter and sonar installed 2020

Teak Stern Rail Seats refinished 2021

Protective Anti-fouling applied 2020

New Battery purchased 2019

Marine radio microphone replaced 2021; antenna, 2020

New tires purchased for Magic Tilt trailer

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Hunter Design
Hunter Marine
# Built


Length Overall
24 0 / 7.3 m
Waterline Length
22 0 / 6.7 m
8 2 / 2.5 m
1 6 / 0.5 m 5 6 / 1.7 m
3,600 lb / 1,633 kg
1,300 lb / 590 kg (Water)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
236′² / 21.9 m²
Total Sail Area
236′² / 21.9 m²
Sail Area
127′² / 11.8 m²
24 2 / 7.4 m
10 5 / 3.2 m
Air Draft
32 6 / 9.9 m
Sail Area
108′² / 10.1 m²
25 5 / 7.8 m
8 5 / 2.6 m
Forestay Length
26 10 / 8.2 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.2 kn
Classic: 6.3 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

8.18 knots
Classic formula: 6.3 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good 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
100-200: light

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


Total weight (without water ballast): 2300lbs./1043kgs.
Sailing weight: 3600lbs./1632kgs.



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