1996 Hunter 430

RUB  4 356 751
Sydney, stateprovince.NSW, Австралия
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Priced to sell!

Год выпуска:
Тип двигателя/топлива:
Одномоторное / diesel
Находится в:
Sydney, stateprovince.NSW, Австралия
Материал корпуса:
Последняя цена в списке цен:
A$  98 000 Налог выплачен (RUB  4 356 751) 

-Shallow Draft Version

-Solid GRP dodger

-Electric primary winch

-Set up for single handling

-Recently sailed the Southern Ocean and Bass Straight (4 times) in comfort

-3 cabins version

-Owners cabin with ensuite

-1000L water

-Specifically chosen 60HP Volvo instead of 40HP Yanmar 

-Low hours engine at only 1775h

-Davits and Polycraft dinghy with outboard

-Huge amount of solar power

-Excellent live-aboard, safe passage-maker and world cruiser

-Priced to sell fast


The Hunter 430was designed to exceed the requirements of sailors searching for performance without sacrificing comfort. This boat is capable of handling a stiff breeze, while the interior emphasise space and comfort, with an abundance of solid timber trimmings, intelligent layout and an abundance of storage especially needed for live-aboard yachtsmen and ocean voyagers.

 First impressions

The Hunter 430 Legend is by no means a heart-stopper in terms of beauty, lacking classic boat looks without a graceful sheer and eye-catching overhangs. There’s no varnished wood in sight, at least not on deck. It is fair to say the Legend 430 is more functional than fabulous, but die-hard Hunter fans typically aren’t interested in extolling the boat for its looks. They’re far more likely to tell you about the sloop’s sturdy construction, comfortable interior, seaworthiness and how easy it is to sail shorthanded.


Although heavy fiberglass construction was still king in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Hunter 430 Legend is crafted in a way that reduces some of that weight. According to industry reports generated at the time of production, the sloop’s maximum strength is achieved through a bonded, full-length, internal frame and stringer system that’s designed to increase stiffness without adding weight.            

The boat features an anodized, double-spreader fractional rig, a full-batten mainsail, furling foresail and a bulb-wing keel with draft of less than 5 feet. The chain plates are anchored to the frame system to carry the rig load. This construction technique helps to maximize interior volume, of which the boat has plenty. The deck hardware is heavy-duty, through-bolted and fitted with backing plates. The sole is teak and holly. 

The mainsheet traveller and boom vang add additional support to the rig, so the main is relatively easy to handle. The full-batten mainsail is enhanced by a flaking system. A roller furler helps tame the foresail while the jib sheets are controlled by inboard genoa tracks with cars. The internal halyards lead back to the comfortable cockpit, with its wide and deep seating. There are dual two-speed, self-tailing halyard winches, and a pair of two-speed, self-tailing genoa winches. The boat features stainless steel bow and stern pulpits, stainless cabin handrails, and a through-bolted, anodized toerail with amidships cleats. A solid GRP custom made hard dodger was commissioned by the current owner of ‘Wind Dancer’ as he favoured sailing in high latitudes, having crossed Bass Straight 4 times and explored the coast of Tasmania, where exposure to wind and rain can be a real problem.

The spacious, T-shaped cockpit is fitted out with three lockers in addition to two transom lockers. The boat has wheel steering, and the binnacle hosts a lighted compass, wheel brake, gauges, and an engine panel with single-lever control. A sturdy table with drink holders and collapsible leaves adds another level of convenience to the cockpit. A walk-through transom allows direct access to a handy swim platform, making it easier to board from a dinghy or inflatable. Some Legend 43s were equipped with a bimini, which is prized by owners living in warmer climates.

Below decks there’s plenty of natural light and ventilation streaming in from skylights and seven hatches with opening ports. Headroom is 6 feet 6 inches.

Descending the companionway, a functional galley to port provides adequate workspace, with a double-basin stainless sink, range, oven, and refrigerator with separate freezer. The appliances are propane-fuelled. The counters are Corian. A settee is installed to port, just forward of the galley. The V-berth in the bow accommodates two, as does each aft cabin.

Locker space is abundant. Water capacity is 1000L, which will make many cruising yachts twice her size very jealous.


Hunter yachts in this size range were originally equipped with an inboard, 40-horsepower Yanmar freshwater-cooled diesel engine, but on

‘Wind Warrior’, this was replaced with a very powerful Volvo Penta 60HP, capable of pushing the boat at a comfortable 9-10 knots.


With electric primary winch and all the lines set up for single-handling, this boat is a breeze to sail. She truly shows her seaworthy qualities where other boats have turned back for port, at home in a stiff 25knots and choppy seas, where her heavier bottom will ride without slapping, and, to borrow the owner’s expression, ‘kiss the water’ and rider the swell in a very comfortable manner.

All around, the Hunter 430 Legend is an affordable, well-built performance cruiser that’s easy to sail short-handed, forgiving under way, and is extremely comfortable below deck.

SAILING’s Value Guide

(5-sailboat rating system)

 DESIGN QUALITY:  Designed by the Hunter Design Group, headed by Warren Luhrs, the boat is made for both performance cruising and comfort. 

 CONSTRUCTION QUALITY: It’s constructed using a grid system inside the hull that helps stiffen the rig, allowing the use of less heavy fiberglass. 

 USER-FRIENDLINESS:  Owners love these boats because they’re relatively fast, responsive to the touch, easy to handle, comfortable below deck and offer amenities typically valued by cruisers. Wheel steering, a walk-through transom with swim platform, anchor well and rollers, removable helm seat, adjustable mainsheet traveller, lines that lead back to the cockpit, and two pairs of two-speed, self-tailing winches, are usually enough to keep owners smiling. 

 SAFETY:  The boat has a secure cockpit with deep and wide seats, wraparound windshield, beefy double lifelines with gates and stainless steel bow and stern pulpits, with through-bolted handrails.

 INVESTMENT AND RESALE: The boats hold their value, with used models approaching 30 years old still listed for sale at nearly $100,000.


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