Hunter 28.5, 1987, Kentucky Lake, Grand Rivers, Kentucky, $21,000, price reduced 2/17/08 to $19,000, sold 5/2/08
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1987 Hunter 28.5
The Hunter 28.5 is a great sailing boat and the fin keel configuration helps
it point very well.
I bought this boat in 1999 and have upgraded many items in the last 7
years. The boat is a fresh water boat and has never been off Kentucky Lake.
All the exterior teak is varnished with Sikkens and is as beautiful as any
million dollar yacht. Check out the pictures and see for yourself.
The boat includes general safety equipment, dock lines and fenders. It is
ready to sail.
LOA 28.5 feet
Beam 10.5 feet
Draft 5' 2" deep fin keel
Disp 7000 lbs
Keel 3000 lbs
Engine Yanmar 16 HP Diesel
Water 25 Gallons
Holding 15 Gallons
Fuel 11 Gallons
The Hunter 28.5 is an open design that takes advantage of Hunter's grid
inner liner to eliminate the need for bulkheads for structural strength. It
has a comfortable V-berth for 2 forward and a cabin for two with a door
aft. The settee can sleep two as well. The sole was replaced in 2003 teak
The galley is located to port has a two-burner alcohol stove, ice box and
sink with hot & cold running water. Ample storage complements the galley
The head is located to starboard and also has hot & cold running water and a
shower. There is ample storage in the head and a wet locker for foul
weather gear. The head was replaced about five years ago and was rebuilt in
the spring of 2007. The holding take can be pumped over board with the hand
The Yanmar diesel runs flawless and has low hours (est. 800hrs). It uses no
oil and is very clean. Access to the engine is from under the companionway
steps and from a removable panel in the aft cabin. The transmission and
shaft are easily accessible from the panel under the aft berth. Oil changes
and maintenance are a snap. It runs quiet and smooth. The fuel tank holds
The boat is equipped with a Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF marine radio and a
Jensen stereo. It has four speakers - two inside and two in the cockpit. A
knot meter and depth meter are located at the helm mounted in pods to either
side of the compass. Also included is a Autohelm 3000 autopilot.
There are two batteries (2005) that are charge by the engine alternator.
They are controlled by a 1-2-both battery switch and either can be set as a
house or start battery. The boat is equipped with many interior lights as
well as typical masthead and running lights. The boat is equipped with
shore power that allows use of the interior 120 volt outlets and will also
heat the water in the water heater.
The boat is equipped with a 25 gallon potable water tank and a six gallon
water heater. Water can be heated by the engine coolant or by shore power.
The water gets very hot and I have taken many of showers the next day. The
holding tank is 15 gallons and has a pump out on deck and can pumped over
board with the manual pump. The electric bilge pump is controlled by an
automatic float switch or manually.
Deck and Hull
The hull is white fiberglass with blue and yellow accents. The cockpit is
laid out so that the helmsman can operate the headsail and mainsail from the
wheel. The primary winches are two-speed and self tailing. There in one
cabin top winch to operate the halyards that lead aft. Forward is a anchor
locker with Dan forth anchor and 200' of chain & 1/2" rope rode.
The cockpit is spacious and includes a teak cockpit table. The steering is a
26" destroyer style wheel with a custom leather cover and Turks-heads that
The mainsail was replace in October 2005 and has been hoisted about 10
times. It was custom built by Doyle Sails in Detroit and has the maximum
roach allowed by PHRF. It has a 2+2 tapered rat battens and a very nice
shape. The main has a single slab reef system. The headsail is a 135%
genoa. The roller furling is Hood 700 and was new in 2000. Also included
is an older but serviceable 150% genoa and the original mainsail.
David, I want to thank you for helping sell My Hunter 28.5. Today we finalized the deal and it is all thanks to you. I appriciate all you have done and I think your site is great.
Grand Rivers, Kentucky
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