Hunter 320

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Hunter 320
Development
DesignerHunter Design Team
LocationUnited States
Year2000
Builder(s)Hunter Marine
Boat
Boat weight8,550 lb (3,878 kg)
Draft5.83 ft (1.78 m)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA31.58 ft (9.63 m)
LWL28.33 ft (8.63 m)
Beam10.83 ft (3.30 m)
Engine typeYanmar 18 hp (13 kW) diesel engine
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefin keel
Ballast3,200 lb (1,451 kg)
Rudder(s)internally-mounted spade-type rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
I (foretriangle height)36.83 ft (11.23 m)
J (foretriangle base)12.00 ft (3.66 m)
P (mainsail luff)34.32 ft (10.46 m)
E (mainsail foot)12.58 ft (3.83 m)
Sails
SailplanFractional B&R rigged sloop
Mainsail area215.87 sq ft (20.055 m2)
Jib/genoa area220.98 sq ft (20.530 m2)
Total sail area436.85 sq ft (40.585 m2)
Racing
PHRF168 (average)

The Hunter 320 is an American sailboat that was designed by the Hunter Design Team and first built in 2000.[1][2][3]

The 320 is a development of the 1997 Hunter 310.[1]

Production[edit]

The design was built by Hunter Marine in the United States between 2000 and 2002, but it is now out of production.[1][2][4]

Design[edit]

The Hunter 320 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, an internally-mounted spade-type rudder controlled by a wheel and a fixed fin keel. It displaces 8,550 lb (3,878 kg) and carries 3,200 lb (1,451 kg) of ballast.[1]

The boat has a draft of 5.83 ft (1.78 m) with the standard keel and 4.33 ft (1.32 m) with the optional shoal draft keel.[1]

The boat is fitted with a Japanese Yanmar diesel engine of 18 hp (13 kW). The fuel tank holds 28 U.S. gallons (110 L; 23 imp gal) and the fresh water tank has a capacity of 50 U.S. gallons (190 L; 42 imp gal).[1]

The factory-supplied standard equipment included: 110% roller furling genoa, two-speed self-tailing winches, over-cockpit stainless steel arch-mounted mainsheet, dorade vents, marine VHF radio, knotmeter, depth sounder, hardwood cabin sole, private forward and aft cabins, dinette table that converts to a double berth, chart table, microwave oven, stainless steel sink, two-burner liquefied petroleum gas stove, icebox, anchor four life jackets, hand-held flares and an emergency tiller. Available options included: spinnaker and associated winches, mast-furling mainsail, stainless steel hand rails, autopilot, electric anchor winch and a mainsheet traveller.[3]

The design has a PHRF racing average handicap of 168 with a high of 156 and low of 174. It has a hull speed of 7.13 kn (13.20 km/h).[5]

Operational history[edit]

In a review for Boats.com, Roger Marshal wrote, "At first glance, the Hunter 320 looks like a normal 32-footer on steroids. It is a big, bulky boat made seemingly even larger by the rounded cockpit and transom step. But walk below and you immediately lose the feeling of bulk. The interior is huge and plush. Beam is carried well aft, giving a transverse doubled berth under the cockpit. The boat has every attribute that you would want in a 32-footer and then some." Marshall concludes, "In all, this is a boat that fulfills its function easily and capably but not one that you would sail long distances offshore in. The boat comes across as a good coastal cruiser that can carry a family and a few friends from port to port."[6]

See also[edit]

Related development

Similar sailboats

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter 320 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter Marine". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b Hunter Marine. "Hunter 320" (PDF). www.marlow-hunter.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  4. ^ Hunter Marine. "Previous Models". www.marlow-hunter.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  5. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2018). "Sailboat Specifications for Hunter 320". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  6. ^ Marshall, Roger (25 August 2004). "Hunter 320: Thirty-two-footer on Steroids". Boats.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

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