Hunter 23

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Hunter 23
Hunter 23 sailboat 3941.jpg
DesignerHunter Marine
LocationUnited States
Builder(s)Hunter Marine
Boat weight2,450 lb (1,111 kg)
Draft2.25 ft (0.69 m)
LOA23.25 ft (7.09 m)
LWL19.58 ft (5.97 m)
Beam8.00 ft (2.44 m)
Engine typeOutboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board typewing keel
Ballast800 lb (363 kg)
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig typeBermuda rig
I (foretriangle height)26.00 ft (7.92 m)
J (foretriangle base)8.50 ft (2.59 m)
P (mainsail luff)25.67 ft (7.82 m)
E (mainsail foot)9.75 ft (2.97 m)
SailplanFractional rigged sloop
Mainsail area125.14 sq ft (11.626 m2)
Jib/genoa area110.50 sq ft (10.266 m2)
Total sail area235.64 sq ft (21.892 m2)
PHRF237 (average)

The Hunter 23 is an American trailerable sailboat, that was designed by Hunter Marine and first built in 1985.[1]

The design was built by Hunter Marine in the United States from 1985 and 1992, but it is now out of production.[1][2]


Hunter 23
Hunter 23

The Hunter 23 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a fractional sloop rig, a raked stem, a reverse transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a fixed wing keel or centerboard. It displaces 2,450 lb (1,111 kg) and carries 800 lb (363 kg) of ballast.[1]

The wing keel-equipped version of the boat has a draft of 2.25 ft (0.69 m), while the centreboard-equipped version has a draft of 4.90 ft (1.49 m) with the centreboard extended and 2.0 ft (0.61 m) with it retracted, allowing ground transportation on a trailer.[1]

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

The wing keel version has a PHRF racing average handicap of 237 with a high of 258 and low of 226. The centerboard version has a PHRF racing average handicap of 237 with a high of 219 and low of 276. It has a hull speed of 5.93 kn (10.98 km/h).[3][4]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats


  1. ^ a b c d e Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter 23 sailboat specifications and details". Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  2. ^ Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter Marine (USA)". Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2018). "Sailboat Specifications for Hunter 23". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2018). "Sailboat Specifications for Hunter 23 WK". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 28 August 2018.

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