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Hunter 33 - 2004 Furling mainsail

Sailboat specifications

The Hunter 33 - 2004 is a 33’1” (10.08m) cruising sailboat designed by Hunter Design (United States) and Glenn Henderson (United States). She was built between 2004 and 2012 by Marlow Hunter (United States). The Furling mainsail version is proposed with an in-mast furling system to ease the sailing.

The Hunter 33 - 2004 is as well listed, on, in Shoal draft and Deep draft version (see all the versions compared).

Hunter 33 - 2004's main features

Hunter 33 - 2004
Furling mainsail
Hull type
Cruising sailboat
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
United States
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Single skin bottom, sandwich sides and deck: balsa fiberglass polyester with Kevlar reinforcements
- Deck: Sandwich balsa fiberglass polyester
First built hull
Last built hull
Keel : wing keel
Single helm wheel
Single spade rudder
EC design category
 iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)

Hunter 33 - 2004's main dimensions

Overall length
33’ 6”10.21 m
Hull length
33’ 1”10.08 m
Waterline length
29’ 5”8.97 m
Beam (width)
11’ 6”3.51 m
4’ 6”1.37 m
Mast height from DWL
51’ 10”15.8 m
Light displacement (MLC)
10410 lb4722 kg
Ballast weight
3578 lb1623 kg
Ballast type
Cast iron

Hunter 33 - 2004's rig and sails

Upwind sail area
543 ft²50.4 m²
 iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)
37’ 5”11.41 m
 iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)
10’ 10”3.3 m
 iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)
41’12.51 m
 iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)
14’ 7”4.45 m
Rigging type
Sloop Marconi (in-mast furling mainsail) 7/8
Mast configuration
Deck stepped mast
Rotating spars
Number of levels of spreaders
Spreaders angle
Swept-back (Bergström)
Spars construction
Aluminum spars
Standing rigging
1x19 strand wire

Hunter 33 - 2004's performances

Upwind sail area to displacement
 iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
193 ft²/T17.91 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
 iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The 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 ratio
 iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.

The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability.
34 %
Critical hull speed
 iAs 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.
7.27 knots

Hunter 33 - 2004's auxiliary engine

1 inboard engine
Engine(s) power (min./max.)
21 HP / 29 HP
Fuel type
Fuel tank capacity
25.1 gal95 liters

Hunter 33 - 2004's accommodations and layout

Closing aft cockpit with opening system
Freshwater tank capacity
49.9 gal189 liters
Holding tank capacity
25.1 gal95 liters
Boiler capacity
5 gal19 liters
Maximum headroom
6’ 4”1.93 m
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