Hunter 356

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Hunter 356
Hunter 356 sailboat Osprey 3679.jpg
DesignerGlenn Henderson
LocationUnited States
No. built500
Builder(s)Hunter Marine
Boat weight13,900 lb (6,305 kg)
LOA34.50 ft (10.52 m)
LWL30.58 ft (9.32 m)
Beam12.00 ft (3.66 m)
Hull draft6.42 ft (1.96 m)
Engine typeYanmar diesel engine 27 hp (20 kW)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefin keel
Ballast4,000 lb (1,814 kg)
Rudder(s)internally-mounted spade-type rudder
GeneralFractional rigged sloop
I (foretriangle height)44.83 ft (13.66 m)
J (foretriangle base)13.16 ft (4.01 m)
P (mainsail luff)44.92 ft (13.69 m)
E (mainsail foot)15.00 ft (4.57 m)
Mainsail area336.90 sq ft (31.299 m2)
Jib/genoa area294.98 sq ft (27.405 m2)
Total sail area631.88 sq ft (58.704 m2)
PHRF141 (average)

The Hunter 356 is an American sailboat, that was designed by Glenn Henderson. Hunter Marine built 500 examples of the design in the United States starting in 2000. The boat is now out of production.[1][2]

The design forms a scaled series with the Hunter 306 and the 326. The Hunter 356 design was developed into the 2008 Hunter 36-2.[3][4]


The Hunter 356 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass. It has a fractional sloop B&R rig, an internally-mounted spade-type rudder, a reverse transom, mast-furling mainsail and a fixed fin keel. It displaces 13,900 lb (6,305 kg) and carries 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) of ballast.[1][2]

The boat has a draft of 6.42 ft (1.96 m) with the standard fin keel. The optional shoal draft keel model has a draft of 5.00 ft (1.52 m)[1]

The boat is fitted with a Japanese Yanmar diesel engine of 27 hp (20 kW). The fuel tank holds 38 U.S. gallons (140 L; 32 imp gal) and the fresh water tank has a capacity of 75 U.S. gallons (280 L; 62 imp gal).[1]

The boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 141 with a high of 150 and low of 135. It has a hull speed of 7.41 kn (13.72 km/h).[2]

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Related development

Similar sailboats


  1. ^ a b c d Browning, Randy (2016). "Hunter 356 sailboat specifications and details". Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Hunter 356 Vision". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  3. ^ Hunter Marine. "Hunter 306, 326, 356" (PDF). Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Hunter 36-2 sailboat specifications and details". Retrieved 7 July 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hunter 356 at Wikimedia Commons