Rafel is a well equipped example of this popular and exceptionally roomy Hunter 45 Center Cockpit model. Equipped with a wing keel, bow thruster, dinghy davits, full cockpit enclosure, Yanmar diesel, generator, satellite TV, washer/dryer and full navigation electronics. Currently "on the hard" in Westbrook, CT. Please click on FULL SPECS for additional info and several photos.
With a well proven track record as the "master" in center cockpit cruisers, the Hunter 45 Center Cockpit has been refined from volumes of customer feedback coupled with the design inspiration of Warren Luhrs and the Hunter Design Team. The focal point of a mid-cockpit cruiser is always the master stateroom, and Hunter delivers with more space and amenities than you would expect to find on some 50+ footers. However, it's evident that the rest of the boat has not been compromised in the process. The salon, galley, nav station, and forward stateroom are all very well appointed, with each space comfortably balanced in the package. Above deck, Hunter includes some "ease of sailing" features that have become trademarks. The backstayless B & R rig and traveler arch are among the most prominent, with numerous smaller touches that don't reveal themselves until the boat is under way. The frosting on the cake is the surprisingly attractive profile.
In-mast furling Mainsail with vertical battens
110% Genoa with Furlex roller furling
Harken traveler on SS arch over cockpit
Electric halyard winch
Selden fractional rig with double spreaders
Inboard jib tracks
Rigid boom vang
Solid fiberglass hull below the waterline, balsa coring above
Shoal draft wing keel
Rugged stemhead fitting w/double anchor rollers
Danforth anchor, chain leader and nylon rode
External chain locker
Remote control, electric anchor windlass
Double lifelines with 3 opening gates
Large center cockpit with excellent visibilty
Bimini top w/full cockpit enclosure of Sunbrella like material
Stainless steel arch
Pedestal steering w/mounted electronics
40" leather wrapped folding wheel
Two coaming lockers
Port and stbd stern rail seats
Two large transom lockers
Swim platform w/telescoping ladder
Hot & cold transom shower
Transom mounted, stainless steel dinghy davits (no dinghy)
KVH satellite TV pedestal mounted at stern
Electronics at nav station:
Raymarine E-80 Radar chartplotter
Raymarine ST-60 Depth & speed
Icom VHF radio
Electronics at helm
Raymarine E-120 radar/chartplotter
Raymarine ST-60 depth, speed and wind
Raymarine ST-7001 Autopilot controls
Cockpit stereo controls
Exceptionally spacious, bright and airy interior
Two stateroom, two head layout
Single level teak and holly cabin soles throughout. (no steps)
Attractive interior woodwork.
Forward stateroom w/large V-berth, seat, hanging locker, en suite head w/vanity, stall shower and electric head
Large, aft master stateroom w/centerline queen berth, two bench seats, two hanging lockers, nightstands, abundant storage, TV, en suite head w/vanity, stall shower and electric head.
Large saloon with port side washer/dryer, nav station and a large dining table that seats 6, large TV, starboard side U-shaped galley and with settee forward.
Large, u-shaped galley
3 burner, gimbaled s/s propane stove w/oven
Refrigerator / freezer, front loading
Built-in coffee maker
Dual s/s sinks
Abundant counter and storage space
30amp 120 volt shower power system w/cords
8kw Fischer Panda generator
Xantrex battery monitoring system
Xantrex 110 volt battery charger
Air conditioning, 2 zone
2 TVs, salon and aft stateroom
Satellite TV system
Excellent engine access
Due to the owner's illness Rafel has been "on the hard" since the fall of 2017. She has been shrink-wrapped each winter.
The first 5 photos shown on this listing are from the manufacturer. The other 6 in water photos were taken in 2016.
All the interior photos and the two "on the hard" photos were taken in July 2019.