Hunter 260

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Hunter 260
Hunter 260 sailboat Sea Este 1246.jpg
Designer Rob Mazza and the Hunter Design Team
Location United States
Year 1997
Builder(s) Hunter Marine
Boat weight 5,000 lb (2,268 kg)
Type Monohull
Construction Fiberglass
LOA 26.25 ft (8.00 m)
LWL 23.25 ft (7.09 m)
Beam 8.96 ft (2.73 m)
Hull draft 6.00 ft (1.83 m) maximum
Engine type Outboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board type centerboard
Ballast 2,000 lb (907 kg) of water
Rudder(s) transom-mounted rudder
General Fractional B&R rigged sloop
I (foretriangle height) 29.21 ft (8.90 m)
J (foretriangle base) 9.46 ft (2.88 m)
P (mainsail luff) 30.54 ft (9.31 m)
E (mainsail foot) 10.50 ft (3.20 m)
Mainsail area 160.34 sq ft (14.896 m2)
Jib/genoa area 138.16 sq ft (12.835 m2)
Total sail area 298.50 sq ft (27.732 m2)
PHRF 213 (average)

The Hunter 260 is an American trailerable sailboat, that was designed by Rob Mazza and the Hunter Design Team and first built in 1997.[1][2][3]

The boat was built by Hunter Marine in the United States between 1997 and 2005, but it is now out of production.[1][4]

The Hunter 260 is a development of the Hunter 26.[1]


The Hunter 260 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass. It is a fractional B&R rigged sloop, with a transom-hung rudder and a folding centerboard keel. It displaces 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) and carries 2,000 lb (907 kg) of water ballast.[1][2]

The boat has a draft of 6.00 ft (1.83 m) with the centreboard extended and 1.75 ft (0.53 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 fresh water tank has a capacity of 20 U.S. gallons (76 L; 17 imp gal).[1]

The boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 213 with a high of 220 and low of 206. It has a hull speed of 6.46 kn (11.96 km/h).[2]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats


  1. ^ a b c d e f Browning, Randy (2017). "Hunter 260 sailboat specifications and details". Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Hunter 260". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Rob Mazza". Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  4. ^ Marlow-Hunter. "Previous models". Retrieved 10 November 2017.

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