It doesn’t get much better than this for a sailboat under 40 feet. The Hunter 38 ticks almost every box a coastal cruising couple could want with fantastic features that make sailing easier, more comfortable and overall more fun. It’s no surprise it won Cruising World’s, Sailboat of the Year for a cruiser under 40 feet when it first launched. With almost every available option, this Hunter 38 needs nothing but new owners.
In-mast furling, bow thruster, electric winch and windlass, separate refrigerator and freezer, diesel heater that also heats the domestic water, the list of features is extensive, useful and makes cruising easier.
With the ease of setting sail that comes with in-mast and roller furling you will find you put the sails up more often. Handling is made more convenient with all lines easily accessible in the large, comfortable cockpit and a very useful Lewmar electric winch when you need a little assistance.
Blueprint has been well maintained and pride of ownership shows throughout. From the moment you step aboard and sit in the spacious cockpit, the like-new canvas and clean ‘everything’, you will understand why this is one of the nicest sailboats under 40 feet for sale in the Pacific Northwest.
Prior to stepping aboard through the walk-through transom, you will see two large storage lockers on the aft swim deck with a conveniently placed retractable reboarding ladder. The cockpit itself feels spacious with plenty of seating, a folding table, and a Lewmar folding wheel to make the cockpit easier to access. The two corner seats on the stern rail will fast become sought-after positions.
Underway, everything is close at hand with easy-to-read instrumentation and a Lewmar bow thruster to make close quarter maneuvering a lot less stressful.
Hunters are known for their spacious interiors and the 38 is no exception. With 6’6″ headroom and plenty of interior seating and sleeping space, you can enjoy sailing with friends and family. The dual cabin design offers good privacy and has a large head with a separate shower stall.
The salon has a spacious U-shaped seating area that can handle six. The dining table has an extension that makes even more room when additional guests arrive.
The forward cabin has a large, comfortable V-berth and good hanging locker storage.
The spacious owner’s cabin has entrances from the galley as well as a private entrance to the head. The large comfortable bed is 2″ short of being a queen and offers a comfortable night’s sleep. Plenty of storage makes longer trips easy.
The galley has all you need close at hand with a separate refrigerator and freezer, dual stainless steel sinks, Corian countertops and plenty of counter space for food prep. There is even a dish storage cabinet with fan for quicker drying.
All the electrical navigation systems you need include an AIS receiver, conveniently placed and accessible. The Rolls Surette batteries are some of the finest available and only a year old so you have plenty of dependable storage.
The Hunter 38 is designed to be sailed easily. The large mainsail is easy to manage with in-mast furling and provides power combined with a relatively small foresail with roller furling to make sail handling easier for the captain and crew. She can manage 7 knots in 10 knots of wind so sailing is satisfying when light and easily de-powered as the wind picks up.
The Hunter 38 is designed to be sailed easily. The large mainsail is easy to manage with in-mast furling and provides power combined with a relatively small foresail with roller furling to make sail handling easier for the captain and crew. She can manage 7.5 knots in 10 knots of wind so sailing is satisfying when light and easily de-powered as the wind picks up.
This Hunter 38 was upgraded with a dependable 40hp Yanmar diesel.
All safety equipment is in working order and Transport Canada required equipment is all up to date.