Hunter Vision 32 Reviews and more

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Hull Type:  Wing Keel Rig Type:  Frac. Sloop (Free standing)
LOA:  32.00′ / 9.75m LWL:  27.00′ / 8.23m
Beam:  11.33′ / 3.45m Listed SA:  486 ft2 / 45.15 m2
Draft (max.)  4.25′ / 1.30m Draft (min.)  
Disp.  11400 lbs./ 5171 kgs. Ballast:  4500 lbs. / 2041 kgs.
SA/Disp.:  15.40 Bal./Disp.:  39.47% Disp./Len.:  258.56
Designer:  
Builder:  Hunter Marine (USA)
Construct.:  FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1988 Last Built:  1994 # Built:  
AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)
Make:  Yanmar Model:  3GM
Type:  Diesel HP:  27
TANKS
Water:  45 gals. / 170 ltrs. Fuel:  22 gals. / 83 ltrs.
RIG DIMENSIONS  KEY
I:  33.00′ / 10.06m J:  8.25′ / 2.51m
P:  43.75′ / 13.34m E:  16.00′ / 4.88m
PY:   EY:  
SPL:   ISP:  
SA(Fore.):  136.13 ft2 / 12.65 m2 SA(Main):  350.00 ft2 / 32.52 m2
Total(calc.)SA:   486.13 ft2 / 45.16 m2 DL ratio:  258.56
SA/Disp:  15.41 Est. Forestay Len.:  34.02′ / 10.37m
Mast Height from DWL:  53.00′ / 16.15m

 

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Perry Design Review: Vision 32 
Hunter’s innovative design for the first-time cruiser 
by Bob Perry Sailing

The Hunter Vision 32 may be aimed at the person buying their first cruising boat. Perhaps this sailor has been intimidated by standard rigs with their implied complexity. Hunter has put this innovative design together with comfort and simplicity receiving equal attention.

Let’s start with the sailplan. If you put conventional standards aside, the short ended, high freeboard, large house Vision is a good-looking boat. It shows careful attention to styling. The house contours are very pleasing and add a very rakish look to this somewhat chunkily-proportioned hull.

There’s nothing new in the rig. With fully battened main and small, non-overlapping jib, sail handling has been reduced to the minimum complexity. It’s a lazy man’s boat. SA/D ratio is 17.9.

With a D/L ratio of 259, the Vision 32 is a moderate-displacement design. The midsection shows moderate BWL and an arc-like shape with moderately firm bilges. The stern is very broad with a big swim step carved into the transom. The keel is a fin-bulb-wing combination that gives 4-foot, 3-inch draft. Obviously this hull has been optimized to provide interior volume, but the designers haven’t ignored performance. The interior borrows from the European competition, with a transverse double berth and a small galley counter with icebox.

Boat Specifications
LOA 32′ 
LWL 27′ 
Beam 11’4″ 
Draft 4’3″ 
Displacement 11,400 lbs. 
Ballast 4,500 lbs. 
Sail Area 567 sq. ft. 
SA/D ratio 17.9 
D/L ratio 259 
Auxiliary Yanmar 3GM 27 hp 
Fuel 22 gals. 
Water 45 gals.

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