Somebody is missing a really nice boat here, at a fair price !!
New Interior Photos Posted 5-26-16
Always Fresh Water Sailed, Many Recent Updates Include:
Garmin Radar / GPS, New Canvas Dodger / Bimini with Cockpit Enclosure
Lewmar Folding Wheel, Autostream Stainless Steel Feathering Prop
Sails & Deck Related Items :
140% Furling Genoa
In Mast Furling Mainsail
Rigid Boom Vang
2 ea. Lewmar 48 Self-tailing Genoa Winches
1 ea. 44 ST and 1 ea. 30 ST Self-tailing winches
New in 2010 Dodger / Bimini with Full Cockpit Enclosure
Custom Winter Canvas Storage Cover
Steel Storage Cradle
Misc, dock lines, fenders, anchor and line
Zarcor Folding Companionway Hatch Doors w/ Screen
New Lewmar Folding Steering Wheel
3 Blade Stainless Steel Autostream Feathering Prop
Volvo Penta 50 HP Diesel w/ Approx 500 hrs.
Electrical & Related
Recently New Xantrex True Charge Dockside 12v Charger
2 House 12v Batteries , 1 ea Start 12v Battery
Holding Tank Monitor
2 ea Air conditioning units / reverse heat
AutoHelm 6000 Autopilot
ST 60 Speed , Depth & Wind
Garmin GPS Map 4010 w/ Garmin HD Radar ( 2009 )
Additional Garmin GPS Map 220
Icom M302 VHF
Richie Compass at Helm
Adler Barbour Refrigeration
Screens for all hatches
Froli Bed,Mattress support system for owner's berth
Tufted Mattress Topper
Recently New Custom Cut to Fit interior carpet
3 Burner Propane Stove w/ Oven
Corian Counter Tops
Double Stainless Steel Galley Sink
2 Head Layout, Owner's Berth Aft
Electric Flush Aft Head
This Hunter 40.5 has had very good care and ongoing updates and new equipment since it's current owner purchased it in 2006.
This 40 footer has / offers everything today's cruising couples desire:
Furling Sails, easy to handle from the cockpit, the full enclosure adds a higher level of comfort on the water or on the hook. The large galley with plenty of refrigeration and storage works well for time away from the dock. Sail La Vie lacks nothing to begin cruising this spring and many more to come.
Spring Launch is included at South Port Marina, Kenosha, WI.
The Hunter’s deck has nice, crisp lines. I think that hard, sharp lines should be used to draw out the shapes and add definition to the look; and the Hunter Legend 40.5 does this very well. The potpourri of window shapes and orientations is strictly Euro in origin and creates some aesthetic excitement. The moderately high freeboard of this design goes well with the short ends; the result being a businesslike look that, while perhaps not particularly pretty, may be called handsome.
Hunter offers two layouts for the 40.5. There is the “owner’s version” and the “tri-cabin” version. It is not at all clear from the drawings, but it appears that the tri-cabin model divides the stern into two small staterooms while the owner’s version just has one berth, oriented athwartships, aft with more available cabin sole. The galley is well laid out with the sinks on the forward leg and plenty of space for a big, two-compartment icebox. The angled bulkheads optimize the dinette arrangement and the forward stateroom has its own head. Unfortunately, these sparse drawings do not do the layout justice at all — interior drawings should make the interior come alive.
This hull shape once again pushes the beam toward the stern for additional interior volume. The deck plan shows a fine bow with beam max well aft. This is not a skinny boat. In fact, it’s more than a foot wider than my Valiant 40, which I used to think was fat. The midsection shows a shape that goes tangent or flat at centerline with a moderate BWL. The hull profile uses about all the waterline it can squeeze out of 40 feet with very short ends. Note that bow knuckle is just above the cutwater. The keel is a bulb cumwing type for shoal draft and stability. The rudder is a low-aspect-ratio semi-balanced spade.
Hunter has used the sweptback spreader rig for a long time. This has the benefit of providing a rigid spar without fore and aft lowers or runners. The downside is that when you ease the main, it will impale on the spreaders a little sooner then it would were the spreaders in line with the mast.
With a SA/D ratio of 16.79, the Legend is moderately rigged. The small foretriangle will reward the owner with small jibs and easy tacking. The big main has full-length battens and enough roach to overlap the backstay.
The cockpit uses a T-shape for wheel clearance. There is easy access down to the large swim platform, with lockers port and starboard. The backstay is split to avoid interfering with access to the swim step.
I find the new Legend an exciting styling package and I look forward to inspecting one in person.
|Sail Area||773 sq. ft.|
The Hunter 40.5 was conceived as a comfortable cruising boat, and as in all Legend Series boats, a tough competitor too. She blends comfort, performance, and shorthanded sailing capabilities all in one package. Her powerful rig, swept back spreaders, and large mainsail enhance her performance, while the bulb-wing keel keeps her stable and shallow in draft. Special touches like a small furling headsail, single-line reefing, and sail flaking, make cruising the 40.5 so enjoyable. A wide-open cockpit, complete with table keep you comfortable in a seaway or on the hook. Down below, there is an incredible salon finished in rich fabrics, hand-rubbed teak and Corian counters. The L-shaped galley is truly workable including a dual-opening refrigerator and freezer, stove with oven, and even a dish rack complete with dishes. Accommodations are sumptuous and can handle a crew of six and even eight with the optional tri-cabin version. The Hunter 40.5 boasts 17 opening ports and enough dry storage to comfortably live aboard. From the innovative walk-through transom to the stainless anchor roller, no one provides a better-equipped or a more value-oriented, comfortable cruiser than the Hunter 40.5.
21 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140