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Re: 1979 33 ft Hunter Cherubini
Not sure about your facts. John Cherubini II would also disagree with your facts.
The history of the Hunter 37 Cutter begins with a tale of two men. Warren Luhrs (1944 - ) was a member of a boat building family in New Jersey. John Cherubini (1921-1983) was also from a family with roots in shipbuilding from the Delaware River area. John studied naval architecture with Westlawn prior to the Second World War and worked as an aviation engineer during the war. Both men raced small sailboats in the same waters and had made each other’s acquaintance by the early 1970s. In 1972, Warren contracted John – initially through Bill Seidelmann - to design sailboats for a new Luhrs venture known as Hunter Marine. The first fruit of this venture was the Hunter 25, introduced for the 1973 model year.
Those early years at Hunter Marine were busy ones for John Cherubini, as he was retained by Luhrs as their head designer. “There followed, in this order, the 30 in '73, the 27, in '74, the 33, the 37, then the 35 and 36 (essentially both stretched 33s), the 54 in '78-79.” (from John Cherubini II: thread post 09-05-2007, John Cherubini Designs, HunterOwners.com)
If you want to talk to John, he can be reached at Cherubini Yachts,
51 Norman Ave Riverside, NJ 08075