Hunter 240

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Hunter 240
Development
DesignerHunter Design Team
LocationUnited States
Year1998
Builder(s)Hunter Marine
Boat
Boat weight3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
Draft5.50 ft (1.68 m) with centerboard down
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA24.08 ft (7.34 m)
LWL22.08 ft (6.73 m)
Beam8.25 ft (2.51 m)
Engine typeOutboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board typecenterboard
Ballast1,300 lb (590 kg) of water
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
I (foretriangle height)25.50 ft (7.77 m)
J (foretriangle base)8.50 ft (2.59 m)
P (mainsail luff)24.25 ft (7.39 m)
E (mainsail foot)10.50 ft (3.20 m)
Sails
SailplanFractional B&R rigged sloop
Mainsail area127.31 sq ft (11.827 m2)
Jib/genoa area108.38 sq ft (10.069 m2)
Total sail area235.69 sq ft (21.896 m2)
Racing
PHRF255 (average)

The Hunter 240 is an American trailerable sailboat that was designed by the Hunter Design Team and first built in 1998.[1][2][3]

Production[edit]

The design was built by Hunter Marine in the United States from 1998 to 2005, but it is now out of production.[1][2]

Design[edit]

The Hunter 240 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass. It has a fractional sloop B&R rig, a raked stem, a walk-through reverse transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a retractable centerboard. It displaces 3,600 lb (1,633 kg) and carries 1,300 lb (590 kg) of flooding water ballast. The ballast is drained for road transport.[1]

The boat has a draft of 5.50 ft (1.68 m) with the centreboard extended and 1.50 ft (0.46 m) with it retracted, allowing beaching or ground transportation on a trailer.[1]

The boat is normally fitted with a small outboard motor for docking and maneuvering. The factory optional equipment included a 4 hp (3 kW), 8 hp (6 kW) or 9.9 hp (7 kW) outboard.[1][3]

Factory standard equipment included a 110% genoa, outboard motor bracket, dinette table, potable head, highway trailer, anchor and life jackets. Factory optional equipment included a Bimini top, camper tent enclosure, spinnaker, and a roller furling jib.[3]

The design has a PHRF racing average handicap of 255 with a high of 255 and low of 258. It has a hull speed of 6.3 kn (11.67 km/h).[4]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter 240 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter Marine". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Hunter Marine. "Hunter Marine 240" (PDF). www.marlow-hunter.com. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  4. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2018). "Sailboat Specifications for Hunter 240". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 5 November 2018.

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