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Hunter 216, 2003, Gilbert, Arizona, $9,950, price reduced 3/19/10 to $8,450, SOLD 5/6/10

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2003 Hunter 216

  • 21' sloop racing/day sailor in excellent shape! The boat was just waxed and buffed so it looks sharp. It's super clean too! This sailboat has a couple features that make it really sand out. Like a rub rail all around that is totally solid and a keel that is raised by a hydraulic pump. This boat is virtually maintenance free on the inside and out for years of carefree pleasure. The 216 is the ultimate daysailer - with great overnighting capability! The ACP-constructed 216 is the largest thermoformed boat in the world, and won the NMMA's highly-coveted Innovation Award in 2004 for its pioneering design and construction methods. The large cockpit accommodates six in comfort, while the extra large cuddy is fun for overnighting, with space for a portable head. The special hydraulic lift mechanism allows for effortless lifting of the lead keel, while the unique lifting VARA inboard rudder delivers real performance with true beaching ability. Super easy to rig and launch!
  • LOA 21'6" Waterline Length 18'9"
  • Beam 7'11"
  • Draft - Board Up 1'0"
  • Draft - Board Down 3'6"
  • Sail Area 252 sq ft
  • Mast Height 30'11"
  • Basic Weight 1,350 lbs
  • Towing Weight 1,850 lbs
  • Maximum Power 4.0 HP
  • CE Classification D
  • Rigging-Anodized aluminum mast and boom
  • Boom vang
  • Mainsail
  • Mainsail cover
  • Jib
  • Mainsheet system
  • Roller furling jib
  • Running rigging
  • Danforth anchor
  • Life jackets
  • Horn
  • Flares
  • Padded rudder bag
  • Deck/Hull/Cockpit, ACP Hull and Deck construction
  • 500 pound swing keel w/hydraulic lift system
  • Cuddy cabin for storage
  • Foam positive flotation, unsinkable
  • Hatchboard and lockable hatch
  • VARA rudder system w/easy lift rudder
  • Motor mount
  • Protective rubrail
  • Stainless steel bow eye
  • Stainless steel mooring cleats 2003 Venture trailer in excellent shape w/ galvanized custom trailer with mast crutch, winch, padded bunks, rear mast support, trailer tongue jack
  • Tiller extension
  • This boat is made for low maintenance!

    2005 Nissan 4HP motor included in excellent shape

    2003 Venture trailer, galvanized custom trailer with mast crutch, winch, padded bunks, rear mast support, trailer tongue jack ACP Hull and Deck construction-stronger than fiberglass, easier to repair too!

    ACP Description

    ACP is the most modern production boat building method being used today. It starts on the outside with a tough outer shell that is both weather and scratch resistant. The outer layer is then backed up with a high density urethane foam to add stiffness and impact resistance. The entire structure is strengthened by a layer of knitted biaxial fiberglass bonded inside the foam.


    The outer layer of ACP is a BASF plastic called LURAN-S. This plastic is specially formulated to provide a beautiful glossy finish that is very easy to maintain. Dirt and grime is easily removed without the use of harsh chemicals. The finish will never develop the crazing associated with gel-coat and since the color goes so deep into the outer layer, scratches can be sanded out and buffed back to nearly new finish. This makes most minor damage easy to repair without using special techniques, resins, or paints. Since you can do this quickly and easily yourself, you’ll save money. But since the ACP structure is so much stronger than fiberglass, you're much less likely to have to repair it to begin with.

    Impact Resistant

    The outer plastic surface of the structure works in combination with urethane foam backing to provide nearly 5 times the impact resistance of traditional fiberglass. Instead of thin brittle coating on the outside, the ABS backed Luran-S plastic is both thick and flexible. When an ACP boat is struck by an impact, the outer skin will flex slightly to absorb the energy. Flexing is much better than breaking. Next, the urethane foam backing supports the skin and diffuses the impact energy through a large area. Finally, the fiberglass backing holds the structure intact, thus preventing significant damage. Where a fiberglass boat might have a large crack or hole, an ACP boat will suffer no more than a surface scratch.

    Positive Flotation

    Aside from its beautiful and durable finish, ACP construction provides yet another benefit. Safety. The foam backing that provides the structural rigidity, also makes the boat unsinkable. In the unlikely event an ACP boat is completely filled with water, it will still stay afloat. The material itself provides the positive flotation, eliminating the need for airbags or foam blocks inside the hull.

    This boat is made for low maintenance!

    For more photos, email to and I'll be happy to send you them asap!

    Howdy! I sold my boat for asking price.
    Thanks for your help!!
    Gilbert, Arizona

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