Hunter Legend 340 - 1998 - Sensibly priced at £39,450
A one-owner from new example of this spacious and well appointed cruising design, with the shoal draught, winged keel option and electric main halyard/reefing winch.
Featuring Hunter's distinctive rig with significantly swept spreaders (obviating the need for a backstay) and an arch-mounted main sheeting arrangement and closely sheeted headsail, a major emphasis in the Hunter Legend 340's design is on safe, convenient sailing. This fact, combined with the choice of a winged keel to achieve a shoal draft of just 1.37m (4'6") makes for a super, family-friendly cruising yacht.
The accommodation is spacious and well lit with overhead fixed forward windows to the coachroof and multiple opening windows to the sides, with fixed hull ports to the main saloon and aft cabin. The heads compartment and galley were generously sized to satisfy the American market and still rank as spacious by comparison with most European marques' designs.
A well thought-through design, providing a spacious interior offering up to seven berths in two cabins plus the saloon.
Forecabin with standard 'vee' berth and hanging lockers to either side.
Saloon with 'U' shaped settee to port, with a central table that converts to a double berth with settee opposite and an aft-facing navigation station toward the aft end.
Galley: Takes an 'L' shaped form, with stove, twin forward-facing sinks and generous, refrigerated locker outboard. A built-in 220V AC microwave oven is fitted, located above the 2-burner with oven cooker. Relatively large and shelved lockers, together with a truly practically-sized rubbish provision.
Heads compartment: Located immediately to starboard side at the foot of the companionway, this compartment is relatively large with good provision for the shower as well as the marine flushing toilet. a holding tank is fitted.
Aft cabin: This cabin features a large double berth, running athwartships, with the head end beneath the cockpit's portside coaming for good headroom. There are large hanging lockers to one's right hand upon entry, with fiddle shelf over. Fixed hull ports let dancing light to this master cabin.
An Eberspacher hot air heating system is fitted.
A flat screen television with masthead-mounted antenna is included in the inventory.
7/8ths fractional rig on aluminium spars, badged as being by Charleston Spars, with single line reefing on two reefs. Selden 'Furlex' 200s roller reefing system to forestay.
The standing rigging was replaced with new in Aug. 2017.
Blue main-drop bag with lazyjacks dates from 2004.
A Yanmar 3GM30F three cylinder diesel (rated at 29HP) drives a two-bladed fixed propeller via a conventional stainless steel shaft. The sterntube is sealed by means of a retro-fitted Volvo Penta lip seal.
A polyethylene fuel tank is located beneath the cockpit's port locker and has 30 US galls. (110 litres) capacity.
3 off 110A/hr lead acid batteries form the main 'domestic and Services' bank, with an additional 85A/hr battery dedicated as the engine cranking battery. All located withing a closed box in the cockpit's starboard aft locker.
Charging is my means of engine-mounted alternator and a regulated wind generator.
A 15-way 12V DC distribution and circuit breaker panel is fitted at the navigation station.
A dedicated 220V AC distribution is also fitted alongside. A 20 Amp battery charger, is fitted, together with an immersion heater in the domestic tank and British 13 Amp sockets about the vessel.
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The Hunter Legend 340 is an American design that targeted the cruising family offering a good volume, combined with straightforward reliable build techniques, finished in appealing teak veneered plywood.
Featuring the Legend's distinctive rig with significantly swept spreaders (obviating the need for a backstay) and an arch-mounted main sheeting arrangement and closely sheeted headsail, a major emphasis in the Hunter Legend 340's design is on safe, convenient sailing. This fact, combined with the choice of a winged keel to achieve a shoal draft of just 1.37m (4'6") makes for super, family-friendly cruising yacht.
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