Hunter 20

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Hunter 20
DesignerCortland Steck
LocationUnited States
Builder(s)Hunter Marine
Boat weight1,700 lb (771 kg)
Draft4.00 ft (1.22 m), with centerboard down
LOA19.67 ft (6.00 m)
LWL15.50 ft (4.72 m)
Beam7.50 ft (2.29 m)
Engine typeOutboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board typecenterboard
Ballast400 lb (181 kg)
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig typeBermuda rig
I (foretriangle height)21.00 ft (6.40 m)
J (foretriangle base)6.75 ft (2.06 m)
P (mainsail luff)23.50 ft (7.16 m)
E (mainsail foot)8.33 ft (2.54 m)
SailplanFractional rigged sloop
Mainsail area97.88 sq ft (9.093 m2)
Jib/genoa area70.88 sq ft (6.585 m2)
Total sail area168.75 sq ft (15.677 m2)
PHRF282 (average)

The Hunter 20 is an American trailerable sailboat that was designed by Cortland Steck as daysailer and small cruiser and first built in 1983.[1][2][3][4]


The design was built by Hunter Marine in the United States between 1983-1984, but it is now out of production.[1][2]


The Hunter 20 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a fractional sloop rig, a raked stem, a vertical transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller, a "pop-up" companionway hatch and a retractable centerboard. It displaces 1,700 lb (771 kg) and carries 400 lb (181 kg) of ballast.[1][4]

The boat has a draft of 4.00 ft (1.22 m) with the centreboard extended and 1.25 ft (0.38 m) with it retracted, allowing beaching or ground transportation on a trailer.[1]

Standard equipment includes a stove and cooler, toilet, life jackets and an anchor.[4]

The boat is normally fitted with a small outboard motor for docking and maneuvering.[1]

The design has a PHRF racing average handicap of 282 with a high of 274 and low of 288. It has a hull speed of 5.28 kn (9.78 km/h).[5]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats


  1. ^ a b c d e Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter 20 sailboat specifications and details". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter Marine". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2018). "Cortland Steck". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Hunter Marine. "Hunter 20" (PDF). Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  5. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2018). "Sailboat Specifications for Hunter 20". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

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