Sailboat specifications and datasheets

Hunter 29.5

The Hunter 29.5 is a 29’6” monohull sailboat designed by Hunter Design. She was built by Marlow Hunter (United States) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). This sailboat was produced between 1993 and 1997.
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Hunter 29.5's   Main Features
Model Hunter 29.5
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruising sailboat
Designer Hunter Design
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1993
Last built hull 1997
Appendages Keel :
Wing keel
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit with closing system
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Hunter 29.5's   Main dimensions
Hull length 29’ 6”
Waterline length 25’ 4”
Beam (width) 10’ 6”
Draft 3’ 11”
Mast height from DWL 46’ 1”
Light displacement 6706 lbs
Ballast weight 2423 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
Hunter 29.5's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 386 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle Swept-back
Hunter 29.5's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
36 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
6.74 knots
Hunter 29.5's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 18 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 19.8 gal
Hunter 29.5's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 1
Berth(s) (min/max) 2 / 6
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 39.6 gal
Holding tank capacity 19.8 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”

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