Sloop 1989 Hunter Legend 35.5 boat for sale at a glance:

  • Offered by Professional Yacht Sales for $37,900
  • Powered by single 1989 Yanmar 3GM30F
  • The boat located in Punta Gorda, Florida
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This Hunter Legend 35.5 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats in its class. Beautiful interior arrangement, spacious cockpit with step-thru transom and great handling in all points of sail. ‘Salty C’s’ is fitted with the preferred shallow draft winged keel option. Inside, there are two private cabins and a large enclosed head with a separate shower. Presented in excellent, sail-away condition.

Hunter Legend 35.5

'Salty C's' is a documented vessel, presented in excellent condition. The boat has been cared for by her owner and it shows. She's a fast sailor underway and this model has been a regular winner in many race circuits. She is not just fast, but also very comfortable and fitted for comfortable long range cruising. She has a Yanmar diesel 30M, 27 hp and comes complete with air conditioning and refrigeration. Contact the listing broker for access to a larger library of photos, including a walk-through video.

Hull & Deck

The Hunter 35.5 construction is of a solid laminate fiberglass hull with a fiberglass structural grid system to strengthen the hulls without adding unnecessary weight. The hull design attributes to a broadly acclaimed balance of speed and cruising comfort. The deck / cabin top arrangement permit an easy transit to the bow in open waters. There are abundant handholds and the hardtop dodger and bimini offer shelter from rain and sun. The aft-swept spreaders permits a split backstay, which makes the cockpit more spacious and allows an open walk-through transom.


Key features include:

  – The spacious cockpit is protected by a hardtop forward and a full bimini overhead.
  – Split backstays permit easy access to the molded boarding area with swim ladder.
  – When the molded helm seat is removed, it's very easy and safe to board the included Puffin tender that mounts on pivot pin davit arrangement.
  – There is a full cockpit table with two folding leaves that stores out of the way in the head.


Complete 2022 bottom job including full scrape, two coats of barrier coat and two coats of anti-fouling paint.

The boat was hauled in August of 2023, and the owner undertook approx. $4k of service including:

  – Installed new folding propeller
  – Installed new through-hull fittings
  – Installed new shaft strut
  – New hoses, clamps barbs
  – New seacocks

Ground tackle

Primary anchor: 35# Delta with 100 of 3/8 G-4 chain and 100' of 5/8 rode

Secondary anchor: 22# Danforth with "100' 5/8 rode


  – EPIRB: ACR Globalfix Pro 406-MHz GPS
  – Life Preservers
  – Fire extinguishers
  – Flares and emergency signaling devices
  – Harken Bosun's Chair
  – Double tier lifelines all around

Sails & Rigging

  – Mainsail 314 sq. ft. New in 2007 (Doyle Ploch Sails) Dutchman mainsail-flaking system
  – Jib (100%), roller furling system
  – Hood Seafurl jib roller-furling system
  – Barient self-tailing winches in cockpit (two for jib, two for halyards)
  – All lines are led aft through port and starboard clutches to the cockpit.
  – Standing rigging is not believed to be original, but it is unknown.
  – Running rigging has been replaced as when necessary.

Mechanical Systems

The massively popular Yanmar 3GM30F 27 hp diesel engine is a reliable workhorse. It starts immediately and runs great.

The owner has ensured that the boat has received regular maintenance, including:

  – Oil changed every six months
  – New hoses
  – New zincs

A new prop shaft strut was installed in 2023

The engine is now mated to a new Gori feathering prop

Electrical & Electronic

120 VAC / 12VDC electrical system with batteries and circuit breaker panel

Primary electrical components include:

  – 50 Amp Alternator for battery charging, plus a rebuilt spare alternator 1 AGM 12V Starter Duracell
  – Xantrex Truecharge 2 Battery Charger (20-amp)
  – 1x 100 amp solar panel
  – 1x 200 amp solar panel
  – 2x 6 VDC deep cycle 100 Amp Hr Batteries

Navigation equipment and other electronics:

  – Garmin GPS map 942X chart plotter with depth finder 2020
  – Danforth Constellation Compass in steering binnacle
  – Raymarine Autopilot installed 2017
  – New VHF radio installed in 2017
  – TV 2019
  – New depth sounder 2020


Two private cabins, aft queen berth under cockpit and double V-berth forward

Abundant storage lockers and drawers

Key features include:

  – Beautiful salon with newer white fabric settees.
  – Teak dinette table with fold down leaf, that seats 6-8 people.
  – Ample lighting and ventilation.
  – Very attractive teak cabin sole, bulkheads, doors and trim
  – Loads of storage for long distance cruisers / live-aboards
  – Nav station at aft end of starboard settee

  – Galley Sink with new faucet
  – 6 gallon hot water heater
  – Hillerange gimballed CNG two burner stove/oven
  – ShurFlo 12v water pump for galley and head
  – 64 gallon fresh water tank (plastic)
  – 25 gallon holding tank (plastic)
  – Rule 1300 gph bilge pump and float switch (plus spares)


  – Clean, bright and airy with no smell
  – Toilet
  – Shower with molded seat
  – New shower hose
  – Storage for cockpit table

Broker's Comments

This Hunter Legend 35.5 is a very popular design, with many desirable features. This particular model, 'Salty C's' has been continuously upgraded and maintained.

The Hunter Legend 35.5 sails like a beast when pushed by a racing oriented skipper, and when reined in, she is a very well behaved family cruiser with all of the features you'll come to appreciate.

Notable features improvements to 'Salty C's' include:

  – Air Conditioning Crusair Turbo 12,000 BTU
  – New Bimini 2017
  – New Dodger panels made in 2016
  – Standing rigging last inspected in 2017
  – Bottom painted in 2022
  – New through-hull fittings
  – New feathering propeller
  – New LED lighting throughout (19)

Recent notable upgrades include:

  – 2019 12v/120v refrigeration
  – 2019 Water pressure pump.
  – 2020 New foam in all cabin cushions and beds.
  – 2020 Garmin GPS map 942X chart plotter with radar and depth finder
  – 2021 Bluetooth Stereo.
  – 2021 Raw water pump for AC
  – 2022 House and starter AGM batteries.
  – 2022 Whale 120v / heat exchanger water heater
  – 2023 New prop shaft strut
  – 2023 New thru-hulls, seacocks, hoses clamps

If you are looking for a coastal cruiser that's ready to sail today, call right away to schedule your personal showing.

Approximate boat location – Punta Gorda, Fl
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