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Hunter Horizon 26 (British Hunter)

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Boat REF# 132720
removed from sale
Length 8.03m (26'4")
Year 1985
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 8hp, Yanmar 1GM (1985)
Lying Wicklow


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Extra Details

Designer David Thomas
Builder (British Hunter), Sutton Wharf, Rochford, Essex
Lying Wicklow
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise unknown
Last survey 03/08/2007


Engine 1 x diesel 8hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM (1985)
Engine Hours engine1:   1295.9 on
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Service records are not available, but she has been serviced regularly, and this can be vouched for, by the industry recognised professional who carried out said servicing.


Length 8.03m (26'4")
LWL 6.30m (20'8")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Airdraft 1.01m (3'4")
Displacement 4,600kg (10,143.0lbs)
Headroom 1.78m (5'10")
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (1985) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail tbc - Slab (1996)
Headsail - Furling (1996)
Other sails spinnaker (2009)
Spinnaker gear tick

New standing rigging & plastimo genoa furler in 2009. Rigged for spinnaker which is included.
Fully battened mainsail with stack pack kit.
Winches are self tailing.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

Full survey and moisture reading done on 03/07/2007, by Frank Jackson Marine.

Heads - Raske Edam - RM69

Electric water connection to galley sink.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Although she has 6 berths, she would be more comfortable sleeping 4 for any extended period.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Radar reflector.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
5.00m (16'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Lifebuoys - horseshoe.

Broker's Comments

A popular twin keel yacht, this boat has been refitted with new standing rigging and roller reefing in 2009. She has a fully battened mainsail, and spinnaker was rerigged in 2009. Spinnaker is included.

Engine is in good condition, starts easily, and runs well.

She has always wintered ashore, and has an undocumented but regular service history.

All electronics have been upgraded since 2009 including dsc, vhf and chartplotter.

A teak inlaid cockpit is well maintained, and she is very dry. She has a solar fan up for'd which keeps her well aerated.

She was surveyed in 2007, and also moisture tested in 2010. Both yielded a positive review.

Young families in particular could have a lot of fun with this vessel - not forgetting lifejackets!

These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Hunter Horizon 26 (British Hunter) has been personally photographed and viewed by Romi Gray of Boatshed Dun Laoghaire. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.