Sailboats with style often sacrifice functionality, but here again, the Hunter Legend 37 succeeds with a sculpted cockpit that provides room for six, albeit the space behind the helm is tight. Many owners have removed the arched bench behind the wheel.
With a 59-foot, fractional rig and swept spreaders, it's easy to see this boat could be a speedster in capable hands. The rig can carry a big main, its power kept under control in 25 knots of wind using only the backstay, cunningham and boom vang. The wide sidedecks are welcomed by sailors sent to work the foredeck.
Roomy and comfortable are the key words belowdecks. The U-shaped galley to port features a two-basin stainless steel sink, top-loading refrigerator, a two- or three-burner stove with oven, adequate storage, counter space and lots of small drawers. The saloon has a drop-leaf table and a circular seating pattern that encourages socializing, with settees to each side that can be used as single berths. Headroom is 6 feet 3 inches in the saloon and the boat carries 75 gallons of freshwater.
A navigator's station to starboard has a hinged desk drawer and various storage compartments. The aft berth, located beneath the cockpit, has an athwartships queen bed that can be reached from either side through the cabin door or the head.
The forward V-berth cabin sleeps two, has two large hanging lockers.
The teak-and-holly sole gives the interior a warm glow while flush-mounted deck skylights allow natural light to enter the cabin.
Underway and Conclusion
Fast is the most frequently heard word from the mouths of owners when describing the boat's sailing characteristics. It seems generally agreed that the boat performs remarkably in light air, perhaps due to the high sail area-to-displacement ratio.
The Hunter Legend 37.5 is both racer and cruiser in the truest sense of that sailing hybrid, capable of winning in club competition or providing luxury and comfort on a weeklong cruise. Its racer profile will turn heads while its belowdecks accommodations are likely to encourage friends less interested in competition to stay aboard a bit longer. This boat is equally at home in both worlds.
Renata has a large open cockpit with shallow lockers for storage. The transom is a walk through with easy water access from the ladder and a shower for fresh water rinsing.
The side decks are wide with inboard shrouds for ease of moving for and aft. She has canvas covered jerry cans lining the port bow rail. The oversize windlass will make easy work of the anchor. Walking aft the cockpit is protected by a new dodger and bimini out of sky blue sunbrella.
Stepping below to port is the for and aft galley with walk through to master stateroom. You can close off all doors and pass throughs for complete privacy or open things up for better views. There are large hanging lockers on port and starboard as well as open shelving.
Opposite the galley is the large head and shower with walk through to aft stateroom. The shower and head are separated with a sink in between for convenience. In front of the head is the navigation station with electronics and ships 12 and 110 volts panels.
Working forward is the main salon with seating to starboard and dining table for 4 with leaf down or 7 with leaf up. The table also drops down to for a third berth.
All the way forward is second stateroom with large vberth. Plenty of natural and 12 volt lighting and fan to circulate air. This stateroom can be opened up similar to the aft stateroom or closed off for complete privacy.
2018 new 130% roller furling headsail
Canvas is 18 months old includes dodger bimini, connector and covers
Marine Airex wind generator recently serviced
Autopilot - Linear Drive
2010 Garmin 541 chartplotter
Honda 2.3 4 stroke
Trinidad bottom paint 2017
Bottom cleaned recently
2 X 35 AMP power cords
Transmission and gear cables changed 2017
3 aluminum CNG bottles
Party size Magma grill with 2 X 6lb aluminum bottles
Solar panel on deck
New oversize 5/8" chain and new rode 2017
Custom dual roller and bow plate with a bruce and delta anchor
Simpson Lawrance Anchorman Power 700 windlass
LED light on masthead
Dutchman system on mainsail
New main and Jib halyard 2017
New traveler lines 2017
New Jib sheets 2018
Fenders and lines
AC Marine Air 16000 BTU with new controls 2010
Pur power survivor water maker
LED bulbs in half of interior lights
Kenwood stereo with speakers 2010 with remote control
Standard Horizon GX2100 VHF 2018 with cockpit RAM handset in cockpit
Water heater new 2016 and plumbed to heat exchanger
Large Fridge and Freezer (COLD!)
New start battery 2018
New bilge pump and float 2018
New AC breaker 2018
Dripless shaft seal
New salt water foot pump
Fans in all cabins and 2 in main salon
New Mattress in aft stateroom