Marlow-Hunter – 40

South Carolina, United States

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!

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


41.25 ft
Length Overall
41.25 ft
Waterline Length
36 ft
13.17 ft
Max Draft
5.17 ft
Cabins Count

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Yanmar
  • Model : 4JH5E
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 54 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
54 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
50 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
90 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
40 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers, Sloop

Additional Info


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.

  • Headroom Over 6’5”
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Grab Handles and Post
  • Plenty of storage under/behind the settees and under the floor
  • (2) large Lewmar hatches
  • Forward-facing chart table with a seat.
  • Accessible main panel for AC/DC, and electronics
  • New shades on the windows in the salon (November 2023)
  • TV, stereo and speakers

The U-shape Galley offers abundant storage and plenty of counter space.  

  • Corian countertops
  • Dish rack cabinet w/lighting & ventilation
  • Hunter dishware plates, bowls
  • Fresh cold/hot water system
  • Gimbled 2-burner Force 10 propane stove/oven, propane system, and solenoid control. The stove/oven ignitor is INOP
  • Microwave
  • Front-loading 12V DC Nova Kool refrigerator
  • Front-loading 12V DC Nova Kool freezer or 2nd refrigerator
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Lots of storage and workspace
  • Built-In waste bin
  • AC outlets for coffee Pot, toaster, and skillet

Aft Cabin and Head:

  • Headroom over 6’5”
  • Queen size bed with access from both sides
  • Upgraded innerspring mattress
  • Comfy chair
  • Ensuite – Shower, Sink & Toilet
  • Elongated Jabsco quiet flush electric toilet
  • Shower stall with adjustable shower head
  • (2) Hanging locker cedar lined
  • Storage shelves and compartments
  • Two doors to the head (salon and aft cabin)
  • Vanity mirrored cabinet and Corian countertop
  • LED lighting and AC outlets
  • (2) ports 

Forward Cabin and Head:

  • V-berth with an upgraded innerspring mattress (approximately 7' long)
  • Storage under the bed
  • Large Lewmar hatch with screen
  • Dedicated ensuite head with shower, sink, and toilet
  • Elongated Jabsco Quiet Flush electric toilet
  • Hanging locker, cedar lined
  • Storage shelves and compartment
  • Vanity mirrored cabinet and Corian countertop
  • LED lighting and AC outlets


Notable Options and Upgrades:

  • Upgraded Yanmar 54HP engine from 40HP (760 hours)
  • Selden In-Mast Furling mainsail
  • Traveler on B&R Arch
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheels
  • Electric Anchor Windless
  • SidePower 100 Bow Thruster
  • LED Lighting
  • Upgraded 120amp Alternator
  • Inverter
  • Two air conditioning units
  • Quiet Flush Heads Fresh Water
  • New Dodger with handholds
  • Teak Cockpit Transom
  • Teak Cockpit Table Inlay
  • Bottom paint (2023)
  • Engine Service (2023)

Marlow-Hunter Anniversary Edition Package:

  • Teak interior, Cherry flooring
  • Upgraded Ultra Leather Cushions
  • Light Fixtures in the Main Salon
  • (6) Folding Cleats On Deck
  • Tan Non-Skid Top Sides
  • Targa Top (hardtop bimini) with Solar Panel
  • Flag Blue freshly painted hull (2023)

  • Raymarine Seatalk Network updated by Signal (certified Raymarine installer)
  • C120 12" Chart Plotter with GPS & Radar
  • P70 Auto Pilot Display W/Rudder connection
  • Evolution Linear Drive autopilot
  • ST60 wind speed instrument
  • i50 Depth instrument
  • i50 Boat Speed instrument
  • Raymarine AIS700 Class B Transceiver
  • 4KW Raymarine Digital Radar Radome
  • ICOM M506 with matching Command Helm mike
  • Shakespeare 6400-R Phase lll VHF antenna
  • Compass
  • LG 44-inch Television in the salon
  • TV Antenna
  • Apple TV enables Navionics on TV
  • Bose Lifestyle 235 with remote for cockpit
  • Stereo FM/AM/CD and DVD player with cockpit and salon speakers

Sails and Rigging

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. 

  • The traveler for the mainsail is mounted on the top of the hard bimini
  • Double-ended mainsheet led through a clutch to a winch on the cabin top and through a block on the port side of the cockpit.
  • Selden in-mast furling system with continuous furling line and winch
  • Selden headsail furler
  • 130 Doyle Jib (cleaned and UV cover replaced in 2023)
  • Doyle mainsail (cleaned in 2023 and UV cover replaced in 2020)
  • Rig professionally tuned by Charleston Yachting
  • Line stoppers
  • (2) Winch handles
  • (2) Lewmar ST40 Self-Tailing 2-speed Aft Winches at Helm
  • (2) Lewmar ST46 Self-Tailing 2-speed Cabin top Winches
  • Wind vane by Windex
  • Mechanical boom vang
  • Topping Lift

Deck and Cockpit
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Two anchor rollers
  • Anchor locker
  • Electric windlass with foot controls
  • Delta 40-pound anchor with chain
  • Stainless steel cabin top handrails
  • Lifelines
  • (2) Dorade vents
  • Hull to Deck Joints through-bolted every 8 inches
  • (6) Pop-Up stainless steel deck cleats
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • Large teak pushpit seats
  • Comfortable cockpit
  • The Targa Top supports the traveler, solar panels, speakers, and a light
  • Headroom over 6’5” under Targa Top
  • Lewmar direct drive steering
  • Dual helm stations with leather-wrapped wheels
  • Reliable rack and pinion steering
  • Deep cockpit lockers for storage
  • Large fold-down swim platform
  • Transom hot & cold shower
  • Emergency tiller
  • Dodger with hand holds (2022)
  • Blue cockpit cushions

  • Solid FRP Hull below the water line
  • HKT Kevlar hull reinforcement
  • Hull painted (4/2023)
  • Bottom Painted - Interlux Micron 66, 3-coats (4/2023)
  • Iron Keel – Shoal Draft (5' 2")
  • Balance Spade Rudder w/Stainless Steel Shaft
  • All bronze through hull fittings

  • Yanmar 54 HP (4JH5E) with 760 hours
  • Drive: Yanmar SD-50 sail drive
  • Prop: Flex-O-Fold 3-blade prop (PropSpeed applied in May of 2023)
  • Alternator: 120 Amp
  • There is access to the engine via panels in the salon, aft stateroom, and portside head compartment
  • Engine service and impeller replacement in May of 2023
  • Yanmar engine panel in the cockpit
  • Throttle at the helm
  • Bilge blower in the engine compartment
  • Fire suppression system in the engine compartment
  • Electric windlass with foot controls
  • SidePower 100 Bow Thruster with two NorthStar AGM batteries
  • Reliable rack and pinion steering

  • 12V DC panel
  • (2) 12V DC Blue Sea systems manual rotary style battery switches below the nav station
  • (1) 12V Blue Sea Systems battery switch below the V-berth for the bow thruster
  • (1) 12V Blue Sea Systems battery switch below the portside settee for the charger/inverter
  • 1x 12V DC ProMariner ProSafe FS60 60A galvanic isolator in portside cockpit
  • (2) 2017 Duracell 8D batteries
  • (1) 2020 West Marine engine start battery
  • (2) NorthStar AGM batteries for the bow thruster
  • LED lighting
  • One Solar panel mounted on the Targa Top
  • Upgraded 120amp alternator
  • Victron Energy Blue Smart Charger 24|12
  • Magnum Energy MS2000 inverter/charger
  • 120V AC panel
  • (2) 30A 120V AC shore power dockside inlets on the aft port corner
  • (2) 25’ shore power cables with 1x 50A to 30A splitter

  • Five-gallon Kuuma water heater
  • Fresh Water: Two tanks, 90 gallons total
  • Cockpit shower hot and cold
  • Jabsco Par-Max-2.9 GPH freshwater pressure pump
  • Fresh water pump
  • City water connection
  • (2) Aluminum LPG canisters stored in a vented locker
  • Waste Tank: Two tanks, 40 gallons total
  • (2) Jabsco electric freshwater toilets
  • (2) MSD waste pump-out fittings on the starboard side deck
  • Tank level monitor for all of the tanks onboard
  • (2) Shower sump pumps
  • 12V Rule-Mate 750 bilge pump
  • 12V Johnson 1,600 gal per an hour bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump

Safety Equipment
  • (2) Smoke alarms
  • (2) CO detectors
  • (3) Fire extinguishers
  • (2) Orion flare kits with 4x valid flares
  • PFD's
  • LifeSling2
  • Signal horn


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.

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