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2001 Hunter HC 50

Annapolis, Maryland, United States


Anastasia is a unique boat in todays world of cruising yachts. She was the brain child of Warren Luhrs, in conjunction with B&R Designs and the Hunter Design Team. They built a boat that took the experiences of singlehand around-the-world sailors and made an advanced long-distance express cruiser. The HC50 was built to provide fast, stable, and comfortable passage making. 
Her sistership took 1st overall and 1st to finish in the 2007 Port Huron to Mackinac Solo Challenge Race. Anastasia was a semi-custom build for an experienced cruising couple with consultation by record breaking sailors Steve Pettingill and Warren Luhrs. She represents the best of cruising comfort and safety, coupled with super high 20+ knot performance. Features include:
  • Upgraded Yanmar 55HP engine with MaxProp vs standard 38HP sail drive.  
  • Carbon fiber spars vs standard aluminum
  • Wheel steering vs tiller
  • 3rd Generation Bergstrom and Ridder rig
  • Port and Starboard water ballast tanks (2700 lbs)
  • 3 water tight bulkheads
  • Transom extension "sugar scoop"
  • 2 water tight doors
  • Double head rig
  • Ultra-light hi-tech construction
  • Generator
Her current owners purchased her in the winter of 2008 and in fall of 2009 sailed from California around South America to the Med, arriving in spring of 2010. In the fall of 2013 they sailed west and spent four years circumnavigating the world.

Basic Boat Info

Price: US$190,000
Boat Name: Anastasia
Make: Hunter
Model: HC 50
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Hunter Design Team - B&R Designs
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HUN50004H001
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other


Length: 53 ft
Length Overall: 53 ft
Waterline Length: 45 ft
Beam: 15 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 20,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 63'10 ft
Ballast: 6,100 lb
Single Berths: 6
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH3E
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 4000
Cruising Speed: 7 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers


Joel Dionne Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by David Walters Yachts.

Sails and Rigging

Sail Area : 1274 sq ft
Working Sail Area : 1013.00 sq ft Full battened mainsail, material Hydranet® (2013 UK Sails) Genoa w/furling system material Hydranet® (2014 UK Sails)
Cutter jib w/furling system material Hydranet® (2014 UK Sails)
Code zero (2016 Thornbury Sails NZ)
Storm jib (Original)
Spinnaker (Original) All sails in good condition. Mainsail cover
Three single line reefs
B&R Mast and triple spreader rig / carbon fiber
Fixed height boom w/rigid vang / carbon fiber
Tripod mast support / carbon fiber
Bow sprit / carbon fiber
Rod Rigging (Original, good condition) Forestay replaced with wire in 2009
2:1 main halyard
Lines led to cockpit
(4) 3-speed self-tailing winches, (1) electrical
Asymmetrical spinnaker gear
(4) locking winch handles
Fixed jib sheet w/2 pad eyes
Windex® windindicator
Lightning rod

Foam cored deck
Stainless steel bow pulpit
Cabin handrails
Mooring cleats and padeyes
Deck locker for sail storage
Electric anchor windlass w/drum and chain gypsy (chain stores in keel sump) 300 feet
Cockpit arch with mainsheet attachments (Bimini replaced in 2017)
(8) opening deckhatches
open transom w/storm boards
Transom lockers
Non-skid deck
Deck wash down outlet
Outdoor shower
(2)Ventilated LPG lockers on sugerscoop
Cored hull topsides
Flush thru-hulls under waterline Double hull construction
Adjustable water-ballast system w/ electric pump
external lead bulb
spade rudder
Wheel steering system (Whitlock) (New Bearings 2017)
Protected cockpit seating area forward
Cockpit line storage
Hot/cold transom shower
Manual bilge pump
Swim ladder Cockpit Cushions (2017) Cockpit Sheet Storage Bags (2018)
Forward harbor berth
Head w/separate shower stall, combined as a wet storage
Eco-Vac toilet in forward head (Reconditioned in 2016)
Large hanging locker, shelves and and drawers
Wicker faces on lockers
Curtains for deck ports
Hatch shades w/screens
Gimbaling navigation station
Handrails in salon
6´4´´(1,98) headroom
Day head adjacent to companionway w/washingmachine
Port and starboards seaberths aft, on starboard side w/door and locker
Convertible workbench and tool storage Air conditioning Needs Repair (Needs new display and circulation pump.)
Hot/cold waterpressured system
Double stainless sinks
Laminated countertops
Built in waist-bean
LPG 2-burner stow w/oven
Refrigerator w/separate freezer
Wicker faces on storage cabinets
Pantry storage
Balmar 750 265 AMP Alternator/Watermaker driven by 2 Cyl Yanmar diesel
Dockside power w/ cord
Inverter 2500W
Built-in solarpanels on arch
Shower sump pump
Balmar Watermaker with Spectra Membrane Navigation Lights converted to LED (except for aft steaming light)
Cabin reading lights
Tank gauges-fuel and holding tanks
(1) engine starting battery (New 2018)
(3) AGM batteries 265 Amp/h x3 (New 2018)
Engine Yanmar 4JH3E, freshwater cooled 55 hp 41.2kw (4000 Hours) 7 kts cruising speed at 2100 RPM Standard 80 AMP Alternator
Extra alternator on main engine 165 AMP
Folding propeller, Max prop®
PSS Dripless Shaft Seal Dual Racor Filters
Aqua Pro RIB 3,20 meter
Two stroke MERCURY 15 Hp w/tank (2015)
Bruce anchor with strengthened bow roller (2016)
Fortress anchor
(4) Inflatable life-jackets
Emergency tiller
Emergency rudder SWITLIK liferaft 6 persons (Last serviced in 2013)
MOM (Last serviced in 2013)
EPIRB, up to date
Raymarine E120 plotter w/radar
Raymarine SRG Autopilot
Raymarine instrument full set in cockpit and navstation
12 V stationair mini PC (fanless) for navigation (Open CPN) and communication
12 V LED-screen
Inmarsat C AIS (2010)
Dive Equipment
  • Two sets of complete diving equipment.
  • (2) Tanks (2) BCD (2) Regulators (2) Dive computers/Watch (2) Drysuits
Manufacturers Description
The hull design of the HC50 incorporates the lines of both Hunter's Child and Route 66. B&R Designs invested considerable development time on this shape in the test tank (at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden), shaping the hull lines which became the basis of Hunter's Child's exceptional speed and seaworthiness. The aim was to produce a hull shape that would plane easily and which did not alter below the waterline with variations in heel angle. In this way the fore and aft balance of the hull remains the same whether upright or heeled. The result is a boat that is easy to steer and has great directional stability. The forces on the helm are reduced and the tendency to broach in heavy surfing conditions is nearly eliminated. These fair hull lines are actually a series of semicircular underwater sections of increasing radius as the design moves aft. This shape achieves a narrow waterline (easily driven with low wetted surface) with a wide flared deck and deflector ridge. The flared deck joint helps divert spray away from the boat, keeping the deck and cockpit dryer and giving a lifting force that helps prevent the bow from diving at speed. Tank and full scale testing have shown that instead of sinking into the trough between progressively larger bow and stern waves as speed increases (this always occurs with traditional displacement hull types), this shape lifts toward the surface and the bow wave moves aft. The acceleration from displacement sailing speeds to planing speeds is smooth with a minimal hump of resistance to overcome as this transition occurs (as is typically experienced in planing powerboat hull types). In practical terms, this translates into a simple equation: on optimum points of sail, the stronger the wind blows the faster the boat moves. To produce a strong and light offshore sailboat, Hunter has detailed the construction to include high tech materials and production methods.

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