Neff Yacht Sales / Used 28 foot HUNTER 290 Cruising Sailboat - Jo Jo Dancer


Jo Jo Dancer

2001 • 28' (8.66 m) • Cruising Sailboat
United States

$29,900 USD

You will find many "big boat" features in the popular Hunter 290. Her ease of handling makes great daysailing or coastal cruising for a single, couple or small family. 2 cabins, full galley, comfortable main salon and a large private head- all these features for under 30 feet. A large cockpit makes for enjoyable sailing or entertaining on the water, at anchor or at the dock. A current touch screen GPS plotter is installed.
Jo Jo Dancer is well maintained, ready to go and waiting for you. .

Trade of smaller sailboat will be considered

Additional pictures available upon request


Vessel Information

Builder: HUNTER
Model: 290
Model Year: 2001
Type: Sailboat
Category: Cruising Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 28' (8.66 m)
Beam Feet: 10' (3.25 m)
Draft Feet: 3' (1.17 m)
Engine Info: 18 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, Yanmar
Staterooms: 2

Location: Westbrook, Connecticut United States
City: Westbrook
Country: United States



  • Yanmar 2GM20F (diesel)
  • power 18 hp
  • hours 690
  • single lever control in cockpit
  • 2 blade Martec Prop RH 15 X 12PX1
  • maximum hull speed 6.95 knots
  • typical cruising speed 5 knots


  • Large private aft cabin with double bunk
  • Private V-berth cabin
  • Dinette area converts to berth


  • Garmin GPSmap 741xs touchscreen chartplotter at helm
  • RaymarineST6002 Autopilot at helm
  • Raytheon ST30 deph
  • Raytheon ST30 speed
  • Raytheon ST60 Wind
  • Standard horizon VJF Radio w/builtin GPS(GX 1400GPS
  • Pioneer CD Stereo w/USB input and wireless Bluetooth (deh-4800BT)

Sails and canvas

  • UK main w/4 battens
  • UK furling jib w/UV sun cover
  • Seldon anodized aluminum deck stepped mast w/user friendly B&R rig)no backstay more power in main,everything handled from the cockpit)
  • Seldon Furltex 100S jib furling system
  • Jib tracks on cabin trunk w/adjustable cars
  • All halyards and sheets led aft
  • Dual single line reefing system led to cockpit
  • 2 sets of deck organizers
  • 2 cabin top Lewmar self tailing winches
  • Hunter signature cockpit stainless steel arch w/mainsheet traveler on top and lines led to cockpit
  • Bimini
  • Winch covers
  • Custom winter cover
  • Hunter mainsai stackpack w/lazy Jacks
  • Custom binnacle cover ( to accommodate new chart plotter)

Galley and Head

  • Force 10 2 burner LP gas range
  • Propane locker w/solenoid switch
  • microwave oven
  • 12 volt frig with cold plate
  • Deep stainless sink w/starboard cutting board top
  • Shelve over sink for plates and cup storage
  • Pressure hot and cold water via 12 v fresh water pump
  • Hot water via engine coolant system and 110 V dockside electric
  • teak and holly floors throughout
  • Attwood Automatic bilge pump
  • Deep cell house battery (group 27) and dual purpose starting battery
  • Battery charger
  • Battery Selector switch
  • Screens for hatch windows
  • Xantrex Battery monitor
  • Full enclosed head w/ shower
  • Electric macerator pump ( needs service)
  • 12 volt and 110 volt outlets

Hull and deck

Stainless stern rail, bow pulpit and hand grab rails

  • double lifelines w/gates
  • new running rigging
  • Suunto marine compass
  • Sugar scoop stern
  • Walk thru transom
  • Stainless telescoping swim ladder on transom
  • Hot and cold shower on swim platform
  • 30 amp.shore power inlet and cable
  • 3 storage lazarettes in cockpit
  • manual bilge pump
  • Edson CD-i compact rack and pinion pedestal steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • Secondary/ backup anchor,chain and rode
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Folding cockpit table
  • Boat hook
  • Docklines and fenders
  • Flares and air horn
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets and throwable life ring
  • Danforth Fluke anchor
  • chain and rode
  • anchor locker and roller

Other Features

The Hunter 290 with her wide beam and long waterline, is able to offer 2 private staterooms,a real nav. station, plus a large head with shower. A full-service galley complements the comfortable salon. Adding to her livability are 8 opening hatches and ports which provide great light and ventilation. All this is accented in beautiful hardwoods, and in addition, there is plenty of headroom both fore and aft .Sailing performance is enhanced with a powerful B&R backstayless rig which includes a large roach; battened main which stows in the convenient Hunter Pac The 290's wide beam carries aft to allow for a wide, comfortable cockpit. The coamings are deep and angled just right for proper back support while the custom console comes complete with folding table leaves and drink holders. The standard, integral stern seats are always the best seats in the house and offer a great view.

Recent Maintenance


  • main and jib serviced
  • Bimini and stack pack serviced
  • topping lift and stereo replaced
  • main and jib halyards replaced


  • Custom binnacle cover and winter cover
  • Garmin touch screen chartplotter


  • automatic bilge pump replaced
  • winches serviced


All replaced:

  • batteries, anchor rode, main and jib sheets, traveler lines, boom vang, VHF radio, Bimini straps, P/T valve,
  • Bottom painted 2016,2018 and 2020
  • Regular yearly engine main.( oil, oil filter, fuel filters, water impeller, belts

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