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Hunter 36
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100% of reviewers $162,099.00 10.0

Description: Hunter 36
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Review Date: Fri January 17, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


Most people consider the Hunter 37 the "Queen" of the Cherubini designed fleet and bypass the 36, but they're missing a real treat. The boat is designed to sleep 5, provides comfortable accomodations for 4 during extended cruising and makes an excellent liveaboard for a couple. The boat lacks the ubiquitous aft quarterberth found on most cruising boats, but, instead, provides a cavernous cockpit locker that can swallow a dozen sailbags and provides a large l-shaped dedicated nav station, complete with swivel bucket seat. No perching on the edge of a settee while plotting your course. The huge salon has not one, but two, count 'em two, seven-foot settees where both captain and mate can stretch out in comfort and watch TV, just like at home. The large head does not have the separate shower stall found in the 37, but the extra room is put in the salon instead, where you spend a lot more of your time anyway. The 6'5" headroom throughout lets all but NBA players move about without having to duck. The 6000# lead keel provides a 44% ballast/displ. ratio providing excellent stability and she's faster than you'd expect. The 36 has a deck stepped mast so you'll never have water pouring in through your cabin roof and finally, the sleek lines of the John Cherubini design draw admiring glances and comments at every port. The next time you see a 36, ask for a tour, you'll be suitably impressed.
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Registered: September 2005
Review Date: Tue March 14, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $162,099.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Boat speed (both under sail and under motor). Ease of operation. Ease of backing up under power. Huge lasarette. Aft end setup allows easy aft boarding. Dish combination drying/storage area.
Cons: Cheap toilet.

This sailboat has great speed under sail (Hunter says the sail/displacement ratio is 22.24, which is the racer category). And it is easy to sail - I can visualize our still doing it when we're 80. The boat can also cruise comfortably at 7.4 kts under power.

Della Pearl (named in honor of our mothers) is extremely well outfitted, including furling mast; furling jib; Raymarine radar, C80 GPS, ST 60 wind machine; 4000 autopilot; heater; Max-Prop feathering 3-blade prop; dodger-connector-bimini top quality; ultra leather interior; corian counters; remote mic for VHF; folding wheel at helm; cockpit stereo; arch-mounted traveler; separate front opening freezing and refrigerators; extended wheelgaurd with large instrument pod.

Everything came in excellent condition or was quickly taken care of by the dealer (Signature Yachts in Seattle, WA). The delivery process by Signature was superb, including a test sail/briefing by Tori Parrot (the saleswoman), an overnight stay at their pier to develop a sqwauk list; and her supervising our sail home (across Puget Sound to Brownsville).
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