Neff Yacht Sales / Used 33 foot HUNTER 33.5 Cruising Sailboat - Puffin



1990 • 33' (10.16 m) • Cruising Sailboat
United States

$34,000 USD

Hunter 33.5

After 20 years under the same, meticulous ownership, this well cared for Hunter is up for sale.

These boats were highly sought after in the early years of build due to their great handling, a quick turn of speed and ease of use due to the small headsail and comfortable cockpit. The design was so popular that Hunter went onto produce similar boats for the charter trade.

PUFFIN, has been in current ownership since 1999 and comes with a very extensive inventory and includes recent electronic upgrades such as Furuno radar, VHF and Raymarine instruments. She is currently on the hard, since the owners have other commitments, but is ready to launch at a moments notice, with touched up bottom paint and fresh varnish currently being applied to teak deck trim.

The boat comes with extensive logs, both sailing and maintenance, covering the last 20 years. These highlight all improvements, what/when servicing was carried out, costs etc.
Very few, if any, noncommercial yachts have such a meticulous record, which is an asset to this boat and its new owners.

The wing keel arrangement of this Hunter 33.5, makes her ideally suited to the shallow waters around New England and certainly doesn't detract from her performance.

This is a wonderful boat for relative newcomers to sailing or for someone who wants to downsize to an easily managed and maintained boat.


Vessel Information

Builder: HUNTER
Model: 33.5
Model Year: 1990
Type: Sailboat
Category: Cruising Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 33' (10.16 m)
Beam Feet: 10' (3.33 m)
Draft Feet: 4' (1.37 m)
Engine Info: 18 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, Yanmar
Staterooms: 2

Location: Portsmouth, Rhode Island United States
City: Portsmouth
Country: United States



  • Selected hardwood and teak trim
  • Teak & Holly cabin sole with Ultimate-Sole finish
  • 5 opening ports with screens, and spare sealing gaskets.
  • 4 opening hatches
  • Dinette table 30 x 48 with fiddles (seats up to 5)
  • Settee bench on port side - also sleeps one
  • 2 Hanging lockers (in cabins) & 1 wet locker (in head)
  • Fully enclosed head with shower. Drain to sump pump
  • Jabsco Manual Compact M/29090-2000 head, new pump 2018
  • Molded Vanity with mirror & SS Sink
  • Pressurized water in vanity, shower & galley, Hot & Cold
  • Nicro 2000, 4 In. Solar/Battery powered exhaust vent
  • Navigator station with instrumentation & power distribution
  • Clinometer, Lev-O-Gage Jr. at nav station
  • Chart table with light, white and red lights fixture
  • U-Shaped Galley, SS Sink, stove, icebox
  • SS deep galley sink
  • Two Burner Origo, gimballed alcohol stove with oven
  • High pressure laminated counter tops
  • Ice Box with drain to sump pump
  • Fresh water tank (50 Gal.) with filter & Flo-Jet pressure pump
  • Waste holding tank (16 Gal.) with diverter valve
  • Fire Extinguisher under nav station table - near galley & engine (New in 2020)
  • SS Tubular cabin roof support for excellent hand grab
  • Sunbrella fabric cushions in cabin - seating & berths
  • Vee berth cabin forward with shelf Locker & hanging locker
  • Port hole curtains
  • Aft Cabin with separate door. huge berth and hanging locker
  • Six Type 2 Inshore Life Jackets for occasional guests
  • First Aid kit in dry storage box
  • Emergency built-in manual bilge pump
  • Hand held 30" bilge pump
  • Various charts & cruising guides

Deck & Hull

  • Bottom anti-fouling paint, InterLux Ultra Modified Hard Coating
  • SS bow pulpit with teak bow seat
  • SS pushpit with outboard motor mount
  • Double Lifelines, vinyl covered SS, replaced 2005
  • Mooring cleats
  • Teak handrails, at companionway and coach roof
  • Jack line in stowage bag, 40 Ft.
  • Covered anchor well
  • Two Anchors, Fortress FX-16 (16 Lb.) & Danforth (12 Lb.)
  • Anchor & chain roller mount, Windline M/UMR2
  • Zippered Sunbrella cover for anchor chain on deck
  • Three cockpit and transom storage lockers
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • Cockpit seat cushions
  • Mooring Pendant - Yale-Maxi 3/4" x 15" with eye loops & SS thimble new Mar-2010
  • Mooring line Pickup Buoy w/ 8 Ft. mast, new 2017
  • Second (backup) mooring pendant for storms

Sails & Rigging

  • Dacron UK Sails, I- 39'2", J - 11' 8" P - 43' 2" E - 13' 6"
  • Full battened main with lazy jacks, 293 Sq.Ft
  • 110% Jib (overlapping) with Furlex roller reefing - 228 Sq.Ft.
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker, Doyle APC, poleless
  • 1 x 2 speed Barient 17ST self-tailing winch, secondary, for halyards, mainsheet etc.
  • 2 x 2 speed Barient 22ST self-tailing winches, primary
  • Halyards led aft to cockpit for ease of operation
  • Low stretch Sta-Set X internal halyards, main, jib, spinnaker
  • Mid-Boom sheeting to mainsheet traveler, allows sailing with dodger
  • Inboard Jib tracks
  • Fractional, double spreader, Bergstrom Ridder rig
  • Triple SS shrouds (upper, mid, lower), SS forestay, & SS split backstay
  • Boom vang
  • Mainsail cover, Sunbrella
  • Roller furling Jib with Sunbrella UV strip on leech
  • Removable radar reflector
  • Anti-chafe tubes on port & starboard upper/outer shrouds

Additional Units Included

  • 2008 Achilles M/LEX-96

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