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Hunter 356


Clean boat ready for its' new owner. 

Low hour Yanmar diesel

In mast furling mainsail

Roller furling head sail

Newer Raymarine Hybrid Touch Color GPS Plotter

Autopilot, Radar, Inverter, Dodger etc

Here is the factory description of the boat;

Voted Best of the Year in 2002 and best production boat built for under 200k. This 2 stateroom vessel has a very large salon and a very nicely laid out U-shaped galley. There is a large private head as well. The beam and wide transom provide space normally seen in larger boats.

The 356 is a well-balanced combination of looks, room and speed that marks the first of the new generation of Hunters.

The Hunter 356 has a fractional sloop rig with a 110 percent headsail and optional in-mast furling. Roller furling on the headsail is standard.

A choice of two keel depths is available. The bulb-wing shoal draft measures 5 feet even and the deep-draft keel is 6 feet, 5 inches.

A broad 12 foot beam creates generous space both topside and belowdecks. The boat has a 35 foot, 6 inch length overall -- with 30 feet, 7 inches of that being at the waterline.

The 356 makeover began with a new hull by designer Glenn Henderson, who is known for the Henderson 30 as well as other performance sportboats. Hunter wanted a boat that could perform in all kinds of weather -- not necessarily a flat-out race boat, but one that could hold its own in anything from a beer can race to a regatta.

Henderson produced a hull that comes back very wide at the transom, but most of which is above the waterline. A special "reflex" design underneath allows the hull to think it's a narrower boat, therefore creating less drag. The Hunter 356 leaves surprisingly little wake.

One hull feature we hope you won't ever need to appreciate is the protective Kevlar layup in the forward section. It extends from the stem back to the keel sump -- the most likely area to be punctured if you hit something. Think of this Kevlar as a bulletproof vest for your boat.

Another unique construction feature is the composite rudder. It's impervious to corrosion, plus it's lighter and stronger than conventional materials.

Hunter's hull-to-deck joint is practically bulletproof, too. The flange is first sealed with 3M's 5200 marine sealant, then is through-bolted, not screwed, on 6 inch centers. A heavy-duty rubrail track is then screwed in on 6 inch centers between the bolts, and a stainless rubrail is put in place.

  • Price: $79,000
  • Model Year:2002
  • Boat Ref: 6606709
  • Boat Class: Cruisers
  • Location: Tacoma WA, United States
  • Broker: Bob Berglund CPYB
  • Broker Email: bobnwyachtnet@gmail.com
  • Broker Phone: 1-360-701-2747
  • Broker Fax: 1-253-627-4988

Additional Contact Information

Contact listing agent Bob Berglund at 360-701-2747 to arrange a viewing 

  • Builder: Hunter Marine
  • Designer: Glenn Henderson
  • Construction: GRP
  • Length: 35 ft
  • Beam: 12' 0"
  • Displacement: 13900 lbs
  • Max Draft:5' 0"
  • Ballast: 5064 lbs
  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine(s) Make: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3GM30F
  • Engine Year: 2002
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 655
  • Fuel: 1 x 38 gallons
  • Water: 1 x 75 gallons
  • Holding: 1 x 30 gallons

Sail Area

IJPE : 632.00 sq ft
I : 44.83 ft
J : 13.17 ft
P : 44.92 ft
E : 15.00 ft
Working Sail Area : 632.00 sq ft

Keel Details

Keel #1
Keel Type: Shoal_Draft
Ballast: 5064 lb
Displacement: 14900 sq ft

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Hunter 356 features a tall, fractional rig, which is a direct descendent of the B&R rig that powered Hunter's Child to a second place finish in the recent BOC. Hunter has engineered the mast to carry less weight aloft with smaller sections. This is accomplished by utilizing swept-back spreaders and reverse diagonals as well as mast support struts. This combination provides superior strength without a backstay and increases the stability at the same time. By using a large roach main as the power sail, Hunter has eased the effort in sail handling and allowed for real versatility for all wind and sea conditions. The benefit is better performance with less effort. The deck layout of the Hunter 356 reflects the innovation that accompanies the rig. An integrated arch protects the cockpit from snapping main sheets and blistering sun with the optional Bimini. This arch keeps the cockpit clear and open. A custom console stands ready with the standard VHF and instruments. Single-lever control and a fold-down table along with engine instrumentation complete the command station. The swim platform and walkthrough transom complete with shower and folding ladder are perfect for water sports or for boarding the tender. Storage is everywhere and the non-skid is absolutely first-rate. Comfort is truly important aboard whether for a week or a year, so Hunter has created an interior that not only looks good, but works as well. Two private, large staterooms along with an enormous head with shower and a salon that can seat eight plus a gourmet galley will keep all the crew happy.



  • Depthsounder
  • Navigation center
  • Autopilot
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • VHF
  • Radar
  • CD player
  • Cockpit speakers


  • Furling mainsail
  • Furling genoa
  • Spinnaker


  • Steering wheel
  • Spinnaker pole

Inside Equipment

  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Battery charger
  • Hot water
  • Oven
  • Marine head
  • Refrigerator
  • Deep freezer

Electrical Equipment

  • Shore power inlet
  • Inverter

Outside Equipment/Extras

  • Cockpit table
  • Swimming ladder
  • Cockpit shower
  • Outboard engine brackets


  • Bimini Top
  • Cockpit cover


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.