The Marlow-Hunter 50 is designed for entertaining around home, coastal sailing, or passage making - fundamentally this Hunter can do just about anything and do it well. Her rig is designed to be easy to handle single-handed if need be with various options allowing consumers to match the equipment installed to the application. Because of the lavish use of dark-stained wood below, and due to her many traditional details incorporated there, she has strong appeal to the more traditional sailors. Consumers who are looking for a sailboat that looks like it was fitted out at IKEA need not apply.
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Down below there is a feeling of roominess with 6’ 9” headroom despite the sleek profile outside. The saloon is finished with ash slats along the hull, teak cabinetry and a low maintenance Everwear “teak and holly” sole. A U-shaped settee with a solid teak table on starboard converts to a double berth. A straight settee is to port just ahead of the forward facing nav station. There is plenty of room for Raymarine E-Series multi-function displays and the chart table lifts for storage below. The electronics display can also be output to the saloon’s 23-inch flat-screen monitor mounted on a bulkhead for quick reference from just about anywhere.
Across on starboard is a nicely sized, L-shaped galley that has an additional counter by the companionway which encloses the galley somewhat and protects the cook underway. It features a 3.9 cubic foot refrigerator and a 1.4 cubic foot freezer. Twin sinks, a three burner stove, a combination microwave and coffeepot unit, and lots of Corian countertop space with stainless fiddles make for an efficient galley. Hunter’s signature dish drying rack that has a fan and bulb to dry the dishes right in their storage space is included.
Aft are two twin-berth private guest cabins with a shared head and separate shower. The port side cabin runs athwartships while the starboard cabin is fore and aft. The master stateroom is forward with an island queen berth and an innerspring mattress. Two large, cedar lined hanging lockers and drawers below the bed provide ample storage. A small vanity area with a mirror and a padded seat fill out the extra spaces between the split head, with a shower stall on port and a head and sink on starboard. A four cabin version is available that does away with the master stateroom and adds two cabins in the forepeak.
The master stateroom is forward with an island queen berth and an innerspring mattress. Two large, cedar lined hanging lockers and drawers below the bed provide ample storage. A small vanity area with a mirror and a padded seat fill out the extra spaces between the split head, with a shower stall on port and a head and sink on starboard.
• Three Burner Propane Stove w/ Oven - Gimballed
• Range Hood w/ Light & Fan
• SS Front Opening Refrigerator
• SS Front Opening Freezer
• 2 Top-opening Freezer/Refrigerators• Microwave Oven
• Corian Countertops w/Backsplash and Stainless-Steel Grab Rails
• Double Stainless-Steel Sinks
• Chrome Pull-Out Faucet
• H&C Freshwater System
• Dish Setting Package for 6
• Electrical Outlet, AC
• Three Storage Cabinets including draining and fan powered drying cabinet
• Seven Storage Drawers
• Storage Shelving
• Built-In Waste Bin
• Opening Overhead Galley Hatch offering excellent ventilation
The Hunter 50AC hull is balsa sandwich topsides, with solid FRP below the waterline and two layers of Kevlar in the forward sections for impact resistance. The deck gel-coat is Maxguard that is said to be more flexible than most finishes and also highly UV-resistant. The interior gel-coat is MicroBan, incorporating an anti-bacterial agent and the outer hull skin is Ashland AME-5000 modified epoxy, for maximum osmosis resistance.
Sporting wide decks with few tripping hazards or elevation changes. A watertight bulkhead backs up the sail locker which is just aft of the deep, divided anchor locker, and the whole bow section is Kevlar reinforced for extra strength in case of a collision.
Twin leather covered wheels afford good visibility forward for sailing or docking. Two sheet winches on the coaming on either side are within easy reach of each helm and there are two additional halyard winches and rope clutches on the cabin top. All the lines are led aft and Hunter’s trademark arch with a double-ended mainsheet makes for convenient end-boom sheeting. Large lockers under the cockpit seats and also aft in two transom compartments make for excellent garage storage. A Corian topped centerline table holds cool drinks and also provides a place to mount instruments which are visible from either helm.
Conventionally-rigged sailboats hold the mast upright from four points: a forestay, backstay and port and starboard shrouds directly outboard of the mast. Hunter’s B&R rig (originated by sailboat designers Lars Bergström and Sven-Olov Ridder in Sarasota, Florida) moves the shrouds aft a bit and out to the hull sides, eliminating the need for a backstay. This not only reduced windage and weight, it also allows there to be a square-headed on the non-furling mainsail, if the owner chooses, and more roach in the main than would otherwise be possible on both the furling and non-furling rigs. The B&R rig's 3-stay configuration has each stay 120-degrees from each other creating what amounts to a 3-legged stool to hold up the mast. Because the upper shrouds are attached to the chainplates on the hull side, the rig has a wide stance and is more stable. Loads are directed to the keel through the hull sides. Because the boat is on the beamy side, this allows the headsail to be sheeted inside the shrouds to enhance pointing ability and making tacking easier while at the same time increasing visibility.
Mast Height – Furling - 63'4"
Sail Area – Actual (Furling w/Vertical Battens) - 1,161 ft sq
Additional Sail Area – Furling w/100% Overlapping Jib - 77 ft sq
I - 54'7"
J - 16'6"
P – Standard - 51'7"
P – Furling - 50'7"
P – Tall Rig Option - 55'9"
E – Standard - 21'10"
E – Furling - 23'9"
• Raymarine e125 Wide Color Hybrid Touch MDF w/GPS Chartplotter
• Raymarine 195 color MDF w/GPS Repeater
• Raymarine i70 Package w/autopilot, 1 remote and 4 displays
• Raymarine 4KW Radar & Module for e Series MDF w/ Antenna
• Raymarine AIS 650 Transceiver
• Raymarine Wind Generator
• Sirius Receiver and Antenna
• Raymarine p70 Autopilot w/ i70 Control Head
• Raymarine Wireless Autopilot Controller
• Raymarine i60 Wind
• Raymarine Sirius Weather
• Remote VHF Mic at Helm
• Cockpit Stereo Speakers with Remote and link to Stateroom System
• Bose Stateroom Sound System w/ Speakers with remotes
• Upgraded Samsung Smart TV with remotes
• Blueray / CD Player with remotes
• Upgraded Yanmar 4JH4-HTE Intercooled Turbo-Diesel, FWC 110 Horsepower
• Upgraded 120 Amp Alternator
• Three-Blade Prop
• Dripless Shaft Seal
• Shaft Shark line cutters
• X-Change-R Oil Change System for Engine and Generator
• Deluxe Engine Panel w/ Gauges, Hourmeter & Alarm in Cockpit
• Bow Thruster
• Reverse Cycle Marine Air Conditioning System, Three Zone
• 1500GPH Electric Bilge Pump
• Additional Low Pick-up Bilge Pump
• 4000GPH Electric Bilge Pump w/ High Water Alarm
• Electric Hot Water Heater, 11 gal
• H&C Pressurized Water System
• Gauges for Fuel, Water & Waste Tanks
Hunter uses winged-bulb keel shapes to concentrate weight as low as possible, without the compromise of draft that’s excessive for a cruising boat. Promise is equipped with a high-antimony lead bulb, cast around a stainless steel frame, with integrally threaded rods to support her shoal keel.
Keel Type: Shoal with Bulb and Wing
Ballast: 12500 lbs
Displacement: 32813 lbs
Draft: 5' 6"
A luxurious passagemaker with a versatile floor plan for total extended offshore cruising, the Hunter 50 offers a complete range of live aboard accommodations and outstanding entertainment features. With an overall length of 49 feet 11 inches, plus a 14 feet, 5-inch beam and 6 feet 9 inches of salon headroom, the Hunter 50 is a BIG boat with impressive interior volume. Driving the Hunter 50's hull is a specially engineered sail plan that achieves maximum efficiency while maintaining the Hunter trademark of single-handed sail-ability, which is a great feature for a boat of this size. Components aboard the Hunter 50 include Hunter's famous mainsheet traveller arch, backstayless B & R rig, a battened full roach mainsail, and two headsail options: single self-tacking jib or self-tacking staysail with an overlapping genoa. A dual-ended mainsheet allows adjustments from both the cockpit and companionway and all sheets and halyards lead to the cockpit.