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2001 Hunter 260

Camp Verde, Arizona, United States
$22,900 USD
Condition: Excellent

2001 Hunter 260 with Trailer and high-thrust Yamaha 9.9 HP. This water ballast sailboat, with in mast furling, has been meticulously maintained, always garaged when not being sailed, in like new condition inside and out. US Coast Guard Documentation. Arizona Permanent Trailer Registration.

Equipment: Hunter 260 Features:

In mast Mainsail furling, in addition to Jib furling for optimum wind control. Full cockpit Bimini.

Trailer is single axle for tight maneuvering, split axle allows boat to ride just inches above pavement for less sway on the highway from winds and allows launching without a tung extension. Stainless steel disk trailer brakes allow easy stopping. Brand new tires.

Edson wheel steering with autopilot linked to heading, navigation point, or wind angle, handy on a tight reach. 12V accessory receptacle at station.

Garmon 168 GPS MAP depth sounder with all navigation markers in all US inland and coastal waterways. updateable by disk. Includes water temperature, depth gauge, fish-finder, and bottom profile.

Raymarine ST60 Wind direction and speed coupled to Garmin NAV

Raymarine ST4000 Wheel Autopilot coupled to Garmin NAV

Standard Horizon Phantom PS1000 Transceiver with hand held control at the cockpit

Auxiliary motor mount for ease of transferring dingy motor at sea and redundant safety backup.

Interior has upgraded sinks and electric water faucets. Rear birth has top grade foam mattress.

YAMAHA T9.9 high thrust 9.9 HP Outboard in excellent shape. Electric start and single handle throttle-shift make it easy. Brand new water pump impeller, thermostat and spark plusgs, for preventive maintenance. Includes Service Manual.

Dual 6 gallon gas cans in fuel locker for quick change over in long range travel.

Cooler storage has 12V receptacle for a refrigerator if needed.

Battery storage has room for a second battery if needed.

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Rob Mazza
Hunter Marine
# Built
Stub + Centerboard


Length Overall
25 11 / 7.9 m
Waterline Length
23 3 / 7.1 m
8 11 / 2.7 m
1 8 / 0.5 m 4 0 / 1.2 m
5,000 lb / 2,268 kg
2,000 lb / 907 kg (Water)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
298′² / 27.7 m²
Total Sail Area
298′² / 27.7 m²
Sail Area
160′² / 14.9 m²
30 6 / 9.3 m
10 5 / 3.2 m
Air Draft
39 11 / 12.2 m
Sail Area
138′² / 12.8 m²
29 2 / 8.9 m
9 5 / 2.9 m
Forestay Length
30 8 / 9.4 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
20 gal / 76 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.0 kn
Classic: 6.46 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

7.96 knots
Classic formula: 6.46 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


Water ballast model (for ease of trailering - tanks remain full for sailing).
Based on the earlier HUNTER 26.



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