Pristine boat, with numerous upgrades. Always stored indoors, and could almost pass for new. Located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Buy this like new boat for a fraction of new boat cost.
The hull features a plumb stem bow with sugar scoop transom, and is designed for excellent stability with respectable speed when desired. An optional asymmetric spinnaker can be added but is not included. While it can more than comfortably accommodate four adults, the H18 is truly a single-hand sailable design. With additional improvements listed below, one can raise/lower the mast and launch/retrieve from the trailer in minutes.
This H18 was originally registered as a 2007 Hunter H170. As was the case with many H170’s, the original AC-plastic hull suffered from delamination and cracking. The original owner filed a warranty claim with Hunter, and as a result thereof was upgraded to a brand new Fiberglass H18 hull in June of 2011. I have a 3-ring binder containing the complete history of the boat, including original purchase documentation, as well as extensive warranty process and factory authorized dealer hull replacement and refit documentation, including invoices and receipts.
HULL & RIGGING
Make: Marlow-Hunter 18’
2019: Stainless Johnson quick release shroud levers on all shrouds. Levers on all shrouds is overkill regarding ease of rigging, but also the best scenario for shroud adjustability;
2019: New airfoil shape spreaders and tips. Old spreader was bent in storage, but have one original as a spare.
2019: Harken 57mm Carbo Fiddle, 2621
2019: Tiller joint (connects tiller extension to tiller handle).
The main sail is in good condition, but is the original (by North Sails). This reduces the upwind sail plan by 12%, mainly in the lower leech of the main where it affects performance the least. This does make the boat a bit more docile single handed or with young children. Further sail reduction is possible via integral reefing points on the main sail, and of course the roller furled jib. As such, I asked Precision Sail Loft to quote a new medium spec. laminated Dacron cruising sail. ~ $600 + shipping depending on current promotions to give prospective buyers an idea of replacement cost if desired. Go to www.precisionsailloft.com, ask for Ron.
2010 Tohatsu MFS 2.5BS, 2.5HP, est. <20 hours, starts and runs effortlessly.
2007 LoadRite with new tongue jack, wheel bearings, tires, and wheels by Rooke Sailing in Memphis, TN (Spring 2019)
Also included are:
Complete owner’s and rigging manuals, vessel spec. sheets, and technical schematics.
Main and jib sail covers (never used).
I am selling to upgrade to a sleep aboard as well as a smaller race-oriented dinghy in tandem, trades considered. Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions, thank you for your consideration.