40-Love, a Hunter Legend 40 for Sale
by owner Joel Gerber

Step aboard 40-Love, my well-maintained 1990 Hunter Legend 40 sailboat and you are ready to go.

Hunter Legend 40, 'Love 40' on dock40-Love, my Hunter Legend 40

Scroll down for Asking Price, Owner's Contact Details and 40-Love's Current Location...

Several Hunter Marine features were customized such as converting the forward head into a space for the Splendide combo washer/dryer.

The dinette table was redesigned to fold, making room to get around and drop to cocktail height and also convert to a double bed within the salon.

The original CNG stove was changed to propane. Aboard are dishes, pots and pans and custom bedding.

Hunter Legend 40, 'Love 40' forecabinThe forecabin

There's a V-berth forward, a walk through rear cabin with a walk-around double bed.

The headroom and custom inner spring mattress are 6’6”.

A stainless-steel radar/solar/davit arch is a custom addition and aft of the lifeline gates a full stainless pushpit. The keel is a shoal draft fin. 40-Love comes with many spare parts and tools too numerous to list.

New within 5 years: Main and Jib sails, Raymarine Doppler radar, Maxwell Windlass, chart plotter, electric Windlass, water heater, Raritan toilet, bilge pump.

Hunter Legend 40, 'Love 40' saloonThe Salon

Additional Specs, Equipment & Information
Builder: Hunter Yachts
LOA: 39.5
Beam: 13.5
LWL: 32.5
Maximum Draft: 5.5 ft
Displacement: 17,900 lbs
Ballast: 8,400 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 58.5'

Hunter Legend 40, 'Love 40' cockpitThe Cockpit

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine(s) HP: 44
Engine Model: 4JHE
Cruising Speed: 6.5 kts
Maximum Speed: 8 kts
Engine Hours: 6467

Fresh Water Tanks: 105 gals
Fuel Tanks: 38 gals
Holding Tanks: 14 gals

Forward is the V-berth area and seating, a head to starboard is converted to a laundry and storage compartment and a hanging locker. A locker/pantry to port can be easily returned to a hanging locker.

In the salon the dinette is U-shaped, the table customized to fold which can drop to a cockpit table and converts to a double bed berth. A settee is to port with a swing out shelf for a laptop computer. The L-shaped galley is to starboard, the Navigation Station to port.

The aft stateroom has an inline custom inner spring mattress 77” long. Access is via a passageway to starboard and through the head and shower to port. There are lockers on both sides and drawers. The vanity provides engine access, a cabin sole hatch to the prop shaft coupling.


  • Refrigeration: Fridge-O-Boat 5 cu. ft. keel cooled.
  • Freezer: Separate 3 cu. ft;
  • Stove: Princess Seaward 3-br w/oven Propane;
  • Sink: Double stainless steel;
  • Water system: Pressure & accumulator tank;
  • Water heater: 6 Gals;
  • Clothes washer/dryer: Splendide combo;
  • Other: Sea Eagle Drinking water purifier at galley sink.


  • Radio: ICOM 710 SSB/Ham and Pactor modem;
  • Tuner: AT-130;
  • VHF: Yaesu FT-1802M (50 watt);
  • Handheld VHF: Standard HorizonHx751;
  • Handheld VHF: ICOM IC-M32;
  • AIS: AMEC Class B broadcast with satellite link, active antenna splitter;
  • GPS: Built into RayMarine chart plotter;
  • 2nd GPS: Built into AIS and available by USB or wireless;
  • Navigation: Navionics Charts in the Raymarine chart plotter;
  • Navigation option: Laptop PC supplied by buyer. Software will be provided;
  • Compass: Yes;
  • Stereo: Jensen with salon and outdoor speakers;
  • Depth sounder: Raymarine Tacktick;
  • Knot meter/log: Raymarine Tacktick;
  • Wind direction/speed: Raymarine Tacktick (needs replacement);
  • Other: Pactor II modem for SSB email via Winlink/Sailmail;
  • Radar: New 2021 Raymarine Dopler Quantum;
  • Radar display and chart plotter: New 2021 Raymarine Axiom -7.


  • Batteries: 300 amphour Lithium (LFP) batteries and battery management system; 
  • Engine starter battery (needs replacement);
  • Battery switches: Pathmaker automatic;
  • Battery monitor: Link Lite;
  • Electrical system: 12v, 110v;
  • Inverter: Freedom 2000;
  • Interior lighting: LED;
  • Battery charger: Freedom 2000;
  • Smart regulator: Yes;
  • Solar panels: 2x 7.2 Kyocera 120w;
  • Solar charge control: Xantrex C35 Charge Controller 35A;
  • Dockside cables: 50’ 15amp, + adapters;
  • Alternator: Balmar 412;
  • Generator: Honda 2000.

Sails & Rigging

  • Sails: Main, Dacron, New 2021;
  • 135% Jib, New 2022;
  • Types of sails: Dacron from Precision Sails (Vancouver BC);
  • Sail area: 1050 sq. ft;
  • Mainsheet traveler: Yes;
  • Garhouer jib sheet car travelers;
  • Roller furling: Jib-Hood Furler;
  • Winches: Barient ST 2-sp 2) OS #24, 2) GP28;
  • Boom vang: Easykick;
  • Mast: Aluminum deck-stepped;
  • Standing rigging: Stainless steel wire;
  • Lines led aft: Yes;
  • Whisker pole: Yes.


  • Anchor: 44# Bruce, chain: 100’ 5/16 HT, line: 250’ 5/8”;
  • Anchor: FX23 Fortress, chain: 20’ 3/8 HT, line: 250’ 5/8”;
  • Anchor windlass: (NEW 2022) Maxwell RC8 Electric;
  • Bow rollers: Yes;
  • Navigation lights: Deck level;
  • Deck lights: Yes;
  • Lifelines: Dynema, Custom full stern pulpit from gate back;
  • Gates: P & S & Stern;
  • Ladders: Boarding / Swim;
  • Pulpits: Bow and stern;
  • Dinghy/motor: Best Way 9 ft, Mercury-Mariner 5hp 2-stroke;
  • Dinghy lift: custom block and tackle;
  • Covers & curtains: Dodger, Bimini top, winch, mainsail, jerry can covers, bug screens, full boat cover (2015);
  • Deck material: Fiberglass;
  • Other: SS Radar Arch, aft mounted fender holders, cockpit cushions, deluxe teak folding cockpit table, side rack for kayak or paddle board.


  • Bilge pump: 1 auto, 1 manual (NEW 2022);
  • Raw water sea strainer: Yes;
  • Fire extinguishing: 2 each, Manual;
  • Fuel filters: Dual;
  • Fuel shut off: Stove, engine, fume detector;
  • Fresh water cooling system: Yes;
  • Head type: Overboard & holding tank;
  • Holding tank: 14 Gals. Elec;
  • Watermaker: Cruise RO 20 gal/hr (NEW 2013 needs new membrane);
  • Propeller: 3-bladed;
  • Extra propeller: 2-bladed;
  • Steering: Wheel;
  • Autopilot; Raymarine P70 Evolution; with 2nd backup drive;
  • Transmission: Yanmar KBW20 2.17;

Safety Equipment

  • Lifejackets: 3-Inflatable Lifejackets, 2-Type II;
  • EPIRB: ACR RapidFix 406;
  • Personal EPIRB: ACR ResQlink;
  • Life raft: Inflatable 4 person by Revere;
  • Life rings: 1;
  • Lifesling: 1;
  • Jack lines: Yes.


  • Personal effects.

Additional Equipment

  • In galley: dishes, cutlery, utensils, pots, pans, toaster;
  • Ship’s Clock & Barometer, Thermometer;
  • Magma wave stabilizer (flopper stopper);
  • Magma BBQ (NEW 2015);
  • Jerry cans, 6 diesel, 1 gas, 1 water;
  • Vacuum cleaner, mounted ironing board, Iron, bedding.

Asking Price, Owner's Contact Details & 40-Love's Current Location

Hunter Legend 40, 'Love 40' on dock40-Love, my Hunter Legend 40

'40-Love' is priced to sell at $23,000 and is currently berthed at San Carlos (Nuevo Guaymas), Sonora, Mexico.

If you're looking for more information or would like to be '40-Love's new owner please contact me, Joel Gerber, here...

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