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1979 Hunter 30

Price Reduced
$15,000 USD

Seller's Description

The owner bought this boat in 1991

General condition and any additional information

I have owned this boat since 1991. I have done a lot of things to this boat. I have made it my second home.

You will not find a 30 foot hunter like this any where. It is one of a kind. Over the years I have put over $30,000 dollars into this boat.

I drop the mast every year and have it shrink wrapped.

It is my pride and joy

I JUST REDUCED THE PRICE FROM $21000 TO $18500 now $15000

Standard features

2500 watt charger/ inverter Plus another 40 Amp charger 4 deep cycle batteries Wind generator Wireless w 300 ft chain Bruce anchor Electric toilet Air conditioning Propane cooking stove Build in microwave Stainless steel grill mounted on stern Oversize steering wheel Oversize steering wheel guard where Gauges are attached Custom mattress for v berth Interior lights added Interior wall fans added ( 3 ) New Lines jib and main Steering wheel brake added Auto pilot Custom cushions for cockpit Am fm radio with disc player Added cockpit speakers Holly and teak flooring Newer gas tank Newer 30 water tank Pressure water Newer hot water tank 2021 Has a cradle Sails in perfect shape and crisp Lots of storage that was added threw the years This boat has many extras , many to mention

Extra gear included

Life vests Extra propane tank Extra blocks and lines Tools Yacht design table plate service Cooking pans Silverware Lots of Cooking utensils Cutting knife set Towel, washcloths Charts Chart books And much much more

This boat is ready and equipped for a cruise or long vacation

Also available is a dinghy and 9.9 electric start outboard.

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

New 3 cylinder engine New gas tank New 30 gallon aluminum water tank Windless with 300 foot chain With foot peddles on deck. Plus Remote with in cockpit Moved traveler from cockpit to upper deck so a dodger could be added New teak companion doors New hot water tank New propane gas grill , rail mounted Wind generator



John Cherubini
Hunter Marine
# Built
FG (solid hull and balsa deck)


Length Overall
30 4 / 9.3 m
Waterline Length
25 9 / 7.9 m
10 2 / 3.1 m
5 2 / 1.6 m
9,700 lb / 4,400 kg
4,100 lb / 1,860 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
453′² / 42.1 m²
Total Sail Area
453′² / 42.1 m²
Sail Area
197′² / 18.3 m²
34 2 / 10.4 m
11 6 / 3.5 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
257′² / 23.8 m²
39 11 / 12.2 m
12 9 / 3.9 m
Forestay Length
41 11 / 12.8 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
12 gal / 45 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
33 gal / 125 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.5 kn
Classic: 6.8 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

7.49 knots
Classic formula: 6.8 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

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: stiffer, more 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
200-275: moderate

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
20-30: coastal cruiser

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 ocean passages

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


Shoal draft: 4.3’.
A keel/cb version was also available.

Tall Rig:
I: 42.00’/12.80m
J: 12.83’/3.91m
P: 37.00’/11.28m
E: 10.70’ / 3.26m
Total (100% main +fore.): 467.38 ft2/43.42 m2
an unfinished (kit) version was called the QUEST 30.

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