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Old 26-10-2014, 10:40   #1
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Question Hunter 40, Legend?

Good Day! My wife and I are contemplating the purchase of a mid- 1980s, 40' Hunter sailboat. We have searched the forums and the internet and have found references to the "Hunter 40" and the "Hunter 40 Legend" from this era. We have looked through the documentation that accompanies the vessel that we are considering for purchase; however, we can find no instance of the word "Legend" mentioned. The current owner is unable to provide assistance in identification...

My question: Did Hunter build two 40' boats during this era, one a "Legend" and the other a "Hunter 40," sans Legend?

I apologize if this question has already been addressed and we have somehow overlooked the thread(s)! I am a recovering powerboat guy; and, this will be our first sailboat. We intend to refit and use the boat to learn and explore the world of sailing; however, prior to purchase, we would like some clarification about the boat. Thank you for your time.
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Old 26-10-2014, 11:25   #2
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Re: Hunter 40, Legend?

Try the Hunterowners.com web site. Lots of info there.
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Old 26-10-2014, 12:51   #3
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Good Day! My wife and I are contemplating the purchase of a mid- 1980s, 40' Hunter sailboat. We have searched the forums and the internet and have found references to the "Hunter 40" and the "Hunter 40 Legend" from this era. We have looked through the documentation that accompanies the vessel that we are considering for purchase; however, we can find no instance of the word "Legend" mentioned. The current owner is unable to provide assistance in identification...

My question: Did Hunter build two 40' boats during this era, one a "Legend" and the other a "Hunter 40," sans Legend?

I apologize if this question has already been addressed and we have somehow overlooked the thread(s)! I am a recovering powerboat guy; and, this will be our first sailboat. We intend to refit and use the boat to learn and explore the world of sailing; however, prior to purchase, we would like some clarification about the boat. Thank you for your time.
We had a mid-eighties Legend 40 prior to purchasing a 1993 Hunter Passage 42 CC. it was a fine boat for racing in Lake Ponchartrain and coastal cruising. To the best of my knowledge Hunter's 40' boats at that time where all in the Legend series. We have since met many Legend 37s - 40s while cruising in Belize.
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Old 26-10-2014, 18:35   #4
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Re: Hunter 40, Legend?

Here is the info on the 40 Legend. As far as I am aware, there was only one 40 model built between 84-91. Documentation would probably only say Hunter 40, with no mention of Legend. Be aware that there is a 5' or 6.6' draft model. Hope this helps. -

HUNTER 40 LEGEND sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

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Old 26-10-2014, 18:56   #5
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Re: Hunter 40, Legend?

The H40s have long been a favorite boat of mine. In fact - I bought one. A pimpin' 89 model.

Here's a run-down of why if you want to know: How We Got To Hunter

As far as I know all the 40s of that era were Legends. They're pretty awesome boats.
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Re: Hunter 40, Legend?

Thank you all for the responses, the information and the links! Your time and kindness is greatly appreciated!
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