Hunter 170, 1999, Atlanta, Georgia, $4,200, sold 6/12/08

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1999 Hunter 170

  • Built in 1999 by JY Boats for Hunter Marine.
  • Length: 16' 10"
  • Beam: 7'
  • Draft (board up): 6"
  • Draft (board down): 4' 11"
  • Hull Weight: 480 lbs
  • Mast Height: 25' 5"


  • Main: 95 sq. ft. - set of reef points added new this year - a must!
  • Jib: 55 sq. ft. - with luff wire for furling
  • Optional asymmetric spinnaker kit and bowsprit - used two seasons only (previous owner never took it out of the bag!) - a $1000 value
  • All sails are North Sails in excellent condition
  • Mainsail bag


  • Harken blocks and hardware
  • Rudder bag
  • Hiking stick
  • Boom vang
  • Galvanized trailer
  • One year old Tohatsu 2.5 motor - oil just changed and starts on the first pull!
  • Self bailing ergo dynamic cockpit and sporty open transom
  • Set of seat cushions that run the length of the cockpit (always stored in shed)
  • Kick up rudder and centerboard for easy beaching
  • Boom is above head height for easy tacking/jybing (I'm 6' and it clears my head easy)

    This is a great little daysailer - it pulls like a dream (only about 700lb with trailer, boat, motor, and gear. It can also be rigged to sail by one person in about 30 min (raising mast and all). The cockpit is big enough to hold six adults, but it sails best with four or less. This is a fast little boat, with a furling jib and a lot of controls more common on bigger boats. If you sail this by yourself, it is a fast and challenging sail in over 12mph of wind. I had a time holding it down, and I'm about 200lb. It looks sporty, and definitely gets a lot of compliments at the dock. The motor was purchased new in 2006 and has always been stored in my shed. The bad: The rudder took a hard hit, has some hairline cracks, and might need replacing (about $300 online), but I have been making due fine with it. Also, over the past few years, a few spider cracks have appeared on the outer hull skin (see below), but I've patched most with no problem. If you're willing to patch up a few superficial things, you can have a great boat at a great price.

    About the hull:
    All JY sailboats are constructed with an outer plastic skin, a central foam core and an inner fiberglass skin. The outer plastic skin is 1/8" thick and is a co-extrusion of high impact resistant ABS and UV resistant Plexiglas which is many times stronger than fiberglass. There are no fibers to break down; the hull will not become soft, and it is easier to maintain and repair than fiberglass. This 1999 boat is the exact same design as the 2007 models for sale now for about 11K, and the advanced hull material has weathered great over the past 8 years - check it out for yourself.

    David, I sold my boat today (06/11/2008) for my asking price of $4200. Thanks for the great site, it was fast and effective in helping me get my price. Many thanks!
    Atlanta, Georgia

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