Legend - 260
Legend 260 Trailer Sailer.
Millie was commissioned in 2000. She has been with me for 10 years and a been a super boat. Great fun, safe and in great condition. I have spent every year to keep her in good condition.
The Hunter 260 is one of a trailerable cruisers that mixes performance with a comfortable interior. It's a perfect boat for a small family with many activities vying for limited vacation time. It is a boats that is easy to trailer, quick to rig and easy to sail. A boat that arrives at pristine cruising grounds miles from home and then get you home after a long weekend is a valuable commodity.
The H260 has a swing centre board that draws 6 feet when lowered and has a water ballast system that makes it ideal for towing by allowing you to add 2,000 pounds of displacement after launching. The displacement without the water ballast is 3,000 pounds, which is well within the towing capacity of most full-size cars and 4X4's.
It has a full-batten main and standard, 110-percent jib using halyards that led neatly back to the cockpit.
The 260 has a large cockpit and companion way, all the sheets come aft and are on two winches. It’s simple to rig and sail. Mille is a tiller steering version with a drop rudder that pulls up out of the way to allow you to the swim ladder
The fractional rig with its support struts is mounted in an easy-to-use tabernacle on deck. The raising and lowering can be done by one person but it’s a full days job, with two people its 3-4 hours. The raising and lowering system is a good design, safe and easy to use.
The boat include an enclosed heads with a sea toilet and a full galley with a single burner. Hunter is famous for its interior design and has gussied up the 260 with all the comforts of home. The starboard side galley comes with a small sink, manual water system, and gas stove. An insulated cooler located in a built-in locker serves as an icebox. The overall effect is attractive and airy, with a nice finish and well-chosen colours creating a welcoming space below.
A huge U-shaped dinette surrounds the cabin table, which converts into a double berth in the fixed-keel boat. Three opening ports and large windows provide light and ventilation. A V-berth in the bow has curtains for some privacy. The main double berth is aft. There is plenty of space for a couple or a family with two young children. The list of standard features goes on and on: full electrical system, hanging wet locker, recessed fuel tank locker in the cockpit, well-thought-out dish storage in the galley and positive flotation. The inventory includes PFDs, fire extinguishers and a blanket, Autohelm, VHF radio, 4 x fenders and mooring warps, spray deck and Lazyjacks (these could do with replacing), depth and log.
An outboard Yamaha 9-horsepower motor is swung from the stern. This engine is serviced and winterised every year. Like most yachts it’s not done a great deal of work over the years.
The trailer is the original but the ball hitch and the two complete axils were replaced last November (£1,600)
Overall the yacht has been well cared for. Antifoul and wash every year and spends the winters in Bath. She is currently at my home in Bath should you wish to view her.
the reason for the sale is that I have moved to Switzerland and won’t be using a boat for three years. I and the family have had huge amounts of fun and she is a simple pleasure. I am asking a realistic price so no time wasters please.
|Mooring Country:||United Kingdom|
|No. of previous owners:||2|
|Length:||7.92 m/26 ft|
|Width:||2.44 m/8 ft|
|Draft:||0.3 m/1 ft|
|Sail area :||28 sqm|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Fresh water capacity:||76|
|No. of cabins:||3|
|No. of berths:||6|
|WC & bathrooms:||1|
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