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1998 Hunter 26

Price Reduced
$14,500 USD

Seller's Description

Hunter 26, 1998 sailboat for sale $14,500 Boulder City, NV Near Las Vegas Hunter 26 Titled as a 260

This is a water ballast hull with a Swing board just serviced with new line.

Sails include a fully battened mainsail with cover and a roller furling head sail with vertical battens and UV cover on the sail. Sails are in very good condition. Galvanized Trailer is included in exc condition with surge brakes on the dual axles, all bearings replaced and serviced in November, LED lights, good tires including the spare, and tongue extension. The 1999 Honda 9.9 4 stroke is in excellent running condition with new impeller, lower unit serviced, electric start, and controls on the Edson pedestal Wheel Steering with captain’s seat. Battery is supported by a pretty serious solar charging system. LED lighting Danforth anchor and small mushroom anchor for stern. VHF Radio GPS on Pedestal, with compass, depth and knot meter Life Jackets, dock pole, life ring Mosquito netting for companionway (new). Sleeps up to six Enclosed head with pump out potti Sink with hand pump and 5 gals water. Blue tooth Sound system with interior and exterior speakers Primarily sailed in fresh water but did a trip or two to Key West. New bottom paint (Interlux NT 3 coats over barrier coat) Hull polished and two coats of Ceramic coating One major modification is the main traveler bridge over the companionway that offers excellent mainsail control, center mast support for transport, leaves no shrouds or lines going into cockpit. This has perch seats, step through transom with stainless swim latter. Bimini is all stainless and self supporting without straps and it can stay mostly assembled in transport. No need to put it below. The way we have set up the mast support for transport keeps it fairly level and low, the highest point is the removable mast stand that assists in stepping the mast (12 feet). The mast stepping system with gin pole, baby stays and 4 to one line is included. Set up for single handing from the Captain’s seat behind the wheel. Always willing to talk trailer sailing and tell you what happening with this boat. Proud of the work I’ve done over the past few winter months. or phone 702-278-four-two-two-nine



Rob Mazza
Hunter Marine
# Built
Stub + Centerboard


Length Overall
26 2 / 8 m
Waterline Length
23 3 / 7.1 m
8 11 / 2.7 m
1 8 / 0.5 m 6 0 / 1.8 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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