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Seller's Description

The 1996 Hunter 37.5 Legend is a performance cruiser with an abundance of “liveability”. The three-cabin layout with a single head, galley, and NAV station.

The electronics on the Hunter have been upgraded in 2021. There are many additional items included with the sale of the Hunter.

This Hunter had spent her entire life on freshwater Lake Erie before being moved down to the islands until November 2021.

As mentioned the 37.5 Legend has plenty of accommodations below decks.

The shoal draft allows the Hunter to enter shallower waters for anchorage or spending the day hanging on the hook than the traditional wing keel configuration.

After entering below deck you’ll find the galley to port, the head and NAV station to starboard, an aft cabin, settees with a table, and a V-berth forward.

The large aft cabin features a double berth. A cedar-lined hanging closet along with two additional closets provide lots of room for storage. There are additional shelves for securing items in the aft berth.

The head can be entered from either the aft cabin or from the main salon. The head features a toilet, sink, medicine cabinet, and cabinet storage. There is teak flooring above the floor drain to allow showering in the head.

Located just in front of the head is the navigation station. The NAV station has a Garmin 942GPSMap Chartplotter/display, VHF, stereo head unit, and electric panel. The NAV station desktop opens for additional storage.

Across from the NAV station is the galley. The orientation of the counter is L-shaped running along the port side separating the galley from the settee. For preparing meals there is a 3-burn stove/oven. A dual sink is provided along with a cold-plate.

Forward is a U-shaped settee with a table to port. The table has a leaf that can be extended so that it can be enjoyed from the settee located to starboard. There is additional storage behind both settees.

The forward V-berth sleeps two and the cabin has a door separating the cabin. There is storage below the berth along with an additional closet. A deck hatch above allows in natural light and can be opened to allow in fresh air.

The cockpit above decks features a wheel with a compass and electronics mounted for easy viewing. At the helm, there is also a compass. The electronics, added new in 2021, consist of Raymarine Evo 100 Autopilot, Raymarine i70 multifunction display, Garmin 942GPSMap Chartplotter/display, Garmin 18” Radar/Sonar. Seat cushions provide additional comfort.

Additional items included with the Hunter 37.5 Legend are a Garmin AIS 800 with Shakespeare AIS compatible antenna and nee cable, LED anchor, steaming and deck lights, and ARC EPIRB Category 1 which are all new in 2021.

Onboard is a Renogy 400 watt solar panel with a 200 watt pure sine wave inverter.

A Rainman Desalination unit (never used) with a year’s worth of supplies is included.

For onboard sail repairs, a Sailrite zig-zag stitch sewing machine is also being included.


Hunter Design Group
Hunter Marine
# Built


Length Overall
37 0 / 11.3 m
Waterline Length
31 9 / 9.7 m
12 9 / 3.9 m
4 9 / 1.5 m
16,400 lb / 7,439 kg
5,900 lb / 2,676 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
704′² / 65.4 m²
Total Sail Area
704′² / 65.4 m²
Sail Area
380′² / 35.3 m²
49 0 / 14.9 m
15 5 / 4.7 m
Air Draft
58 11 / 18 m
Sail Area
324′² / 30.1 m²
47 11 / 14.6 m
13 5 / 4.1 m
Forestay Length
49 10 / 15.2 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
35 gal / 132 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
75 gal / 284 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.6 kn
Classic: 7.55 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

8.6 knots
Classic formula: 7.55 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
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 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

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