Hunter 27 Edge

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Hunter 27 Edge
DesignerHunter Design Team
LocationUnited States
Builder(s)Hunter Marine
Boat weight3,450 lb (1,565 kg)
Draft4.92 ft (1.50 m) with centerboard down
LOA26.35 ft (8.03 m)
LWL24.18 ft (7.37 m)
Beam8.33 ft (2.54 m)
Engine typeOutboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board typecenterboard
Ballast1,600 lb (726 kg) of water
Rudder(s)internally-mounted spade-type rudder
Rig typeB&R rig
I (foretriangle height)23.67 ft (7.21 m)
J (foretriangle base)11.48 ft (3.50 m)
P (mainsail luff)24.83 ft (7.57 m)
E (mainsail foot)12.25 ft (3.73 m)
SailplanFractional rigged sloop
Mainsail area152.08 sq ft (14.129 m2)
Jib/genoa area135.87 sq ft (12.623 m2)
Total sail area287.95 sq ft (26.751 m2)

The Hunter 27 Edge is an American trailerable sailboat that was designed in 2006 by the Hunter Design Team as a hybrid motorsailer and first built in 2008.[1][2]

The design was sold by the manufacturer under the marketing name TheEDGE, but is now usually referred to as the Hunter 27 Edge.[1][2]


The design was built by Hunter Marine in the United States between 2008 and 2012, but it is now out of production.[1][3][4]


The Hunter 27 Edge is a small recreational motorsailer, built predominantly of fiberglass. It has a fractional sloop B&R rig, a raked stem, a walk-through reverse transom with a swimming platform, an internally-mounted spade-type rudder controlled by a wheel and a retractable centerboard keel.[1][2]

The design displaces 3,450 lb (1,565 kg) empty of ballast, 5,048 lb (2,290 kg) with full water ballast and carries 1,598 lb (725 kg) of flooding water ballast. The ballast is required for sailing but is drained for road transport and powered use.[1][2]

The boat has a draft of 4.92 ft (1.50 m) with the centreboard extended and 1.57 ft (0.48 m) with it retracted, allowing beaching or ground transportation on the included factory standard trailer.[1]

The Hunter 27 Edge can be fitted with an outboard motor of up to 75 hp (56 kW), which can produce speeds of over 20 kn (37.04 km/h) in planing mode without water ballast. The design was advertised as being suitable for towing water skiers. The fuel tank holds 6 U.S. gallons (23 L; 5.0 imp gal) and the fresh water tank has a capacity of 2.5 U.S. gallons (9.5 L; 2.1 imp gal).[1][2]

The design has a hull speed of 6.59 kn (12.20 km/h) when in displacement mode.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter 27 Edge sailboat specifications and details". Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Hunter Marine (2008). "The Edge" (PDF). Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter Marine". Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  4. ^ Hunter Marine. "Previous Models". Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  5. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2018). "Sailboat Specifications for Hunter 27 Edge". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 16 October 2018.

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