The Hunter 30T, a fractionally rigged sloop, was designed and built in the USA by Hunter Marine. The 'T' refers to the shape of the cockpit.
Underwater Profile: Wing keel
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 30'1" (9.2m)
Waterline Length: 26'4" (8.0m)
Beam: 11'0" (3.4m)
Draft: 4'3" (1.3m)
Rig Type: Fractional rig
Displacement: 10,500lb (4,763kg)
Ballast: 3,800lb (1,724kg)
Designer: Hunter Marine
Builder: Hunter Marine (USA)
Year First Built: 1991
Year Last Built: 1994
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 14.5
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 36.2
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 257
4. Comfort Ratio: 24.2
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.01
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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of just 14.5 suggests that the Hunter 30T will need a stiff breeze to get her going. In light conditions, unless you've got plenty of time on your hands, motor-sailing may be the way to go.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 36.2 would usually mean that the Hunter 30T would have a tendency to heel uncomfortably in a gust, and need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
However, as she has much of her ballast concentrated in her wing keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 257, tells us the Hunter 30T is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 24.2 suggests that crew comfort of a Hunter 30T in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not the best of news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula of 2.01 tells us that a Hunter 30T would not be as good a choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making, owing to the increased risk of capsize in strong winds and heavy seas when compared to a sailboat with a CSF of less than 2.0.
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