This Marlow-Hunter 40 is a great boat! She is in above average condition and has all the bells and whistles offered by the builder. The interior offers two heads, a nav area, a comfortable salon, a smartly designed galley, a nice forward cabin, and a large aft owner’s cabin with a center line berth.
Blue Heron stands out with her stunning freshly painted blue hull (2023) and attractive upgraded Teak interior! She was built by Marlow-Hunter in Alachua, FL, with a CE Category A/10 Ocean rating and exhibits the highest quality throughout, thanks to Mr. Marlow’s demanding standards.
Unique features and upgrades include the Anniversary Edition Package and Mariners Package offered by Marlow-Hunter. Blue Heron’s extensive list of desirable features includes twin helms, a fold-down transom, in-mast furling, a bow thruster, AC, and a Targa Top (hard bimini). The B&R rig with the Selden in-mast mainsail furling system and the furling 130% genoa make sailing easy for a couple. The optional shoal draft keel (5′ 2″) and ICW-friendly air draft (less than 65′) are perfect for worry-free coastal cruising. Blue Heron has an upgraded 54 HP Yanmar with less than 800 hours, an upgraded 3-blade Flex-O-Fold propeller, and a bow thruster, improving maneuverability in tight spaces.
Her meticulous owners recently had the hull and bottom professionally painted and added a new Side-Power 100 bow thruster, a new custom Dodger with the highest quality glass and grab rails, custom cockpit cushions, an Icom IC-M506 with remote command mike, Shakespeare VHF antenna, Raymarine AIS-700, Jabsco elongated electric toilets and more.
Blue Heron is in a slip at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mount Pleasant, SC. A pre-listing survey was completed in May 2023 and is available upon request. Blue Heron is an excellent value!
Blue Heron's interior is clean and attractive. The layout includes two spacious cabins, two heads, a galley, a nav station, and a comfortable salon. The interior is finished with quality teak joinery and cherry flooring. There is plenty of natural light and ventilation with large fixed side windows, two opening ports, six fixed ports, and six opening deck hatches. There is a 16,000 BTU reverse cycle AC unit in the salon and a 6,000 BTU unit in the aft cabin.
The Salon has a settee to port and a U-shaped table to starboard with a table. The table drops down to create a berth.
The U-shape Galley offers abundant storage and plenty of counter space.
Aft Cabin and Head:
Forward Cabin and Head:
Notable Options and Upgrades:
Marlow-Hunter Anniversary Edition Package:
The Marlow-Hunter 40 has a Bergstrom & Ridder rig, a furling 130% genoa, and a Selden in-mast furling mainsail. The B&R rig eliminates the need for a backstay. It employs swept spreaders that are angled aft, together with "stays" running diagonally downward from the tip of the spreaders to the attachment of the next pair of spreaders to the mast or to the intersection of the mast with the deck that facilitates a pre-bend of the mast.
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