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Hunter 50CC

Hunter Marine recently launched its newest and largest model, the Hunter 50CC,

The Hunter 50 CC is a center cockpit cruiser built on the same hull as the Hunter 49 introduced in 2006. (Adventurer Mike Harker completed a 12-month circumnavigation aboard a Hunter 49 named Wanderlust III. See Soundings, October 2008.)

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Building on a proven hull, the Hunter design team focused on improving the integration of function and styling best exemplified by a wraparound windshield that draws natural light into the large and open saloon, coupled with improved visibility from the raised center cockpit location, which features deep seating with angled backrests. Conveniently located rigging controls and Hunter’s trademarked Traveler Arch contribute to a functional control center planned with shorthanded crews in mind.

A roomy aft deck serves as a comfortable lounge area with a removable cocktail table and forward-

facing double stern-rail seat. From the lounge area, the transom is accessed through a pair of winding stairs and flanked at the top and bottom by storage compartments.

The interior is constructed in a cherry laminate accented with hardwood fiddles, stainless handrails and designer fabrics. There is also a well-furnished aft stateroom featuring a queen-sized berth, faux granite nightstands, a walk-in cedar closet and an optional hideaway jet-spa tub.

Electronics range from a 23-inch HD flat-screen television and Bose entertainment system to standard Raymarine electronics and a comprehensive power management system.

The 50CC’s versatile B&R rig is designed to accommodate up to 14 different sailplan combinations, allowing prospective owners to order the boat optimized for their expected sailing conditions. Base MSRP is $379,990.

This article originally appeared in the May 2009 issue.

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