1988 Hunter Duette ‘Four Two’ Sail no 52

1988 Hunter Duette ‘Four Two’ Sail no 52

1988 Hunter Duette 23 Twin Keel.     £5500

Four wheel 2.25T braked trailer.    £1000

Fowey 2020 pontoon berth.   £Negotiable

This is a great opportunity to acquire a wonderful little yacht and optionally a heavy duty trailer and use of a ‘walk on’ pontoon berth, with water and electricity, on the beautiful river Fowey.  I am happy to sail deliver up to approx 100 miles.

Factory completed. VAT paid. In 2019 she had a NEW 6HP engine, NEW curtains and NEW upholstery and NEW NASA depth. Recent standing rigging and recent 100AH AGM battery with 20w PV panel and controller, good quality Kemp sails.  AIS and Autohelm. Invoices for equipment and updates are available.

I’ve owned and loved sailing my Duette for ten years. She is a keenly priced, well maintained and updated example of this popular, fast and spacious four berth yacht by David Thomas. She has an excellent reputation for stability and predictable handling. I am now aiming to buy a bigger Hunter.

She offers very good performance with shallow draft and the ability to dry out, which reviewers describe as, “significantly faster than other twin keelers of a similar size (and indeed some fin-keel models) with excellent handling characteristics”. The Hunter Duette was  judged by PBO to be  the best twin keel yacht available.

She is in good condition. A few scuffs conversant with age, no osmosis or blistering, keels solidly attached, decks and hull well bonded to bulkheads, windows re-bedded and through bolted at ends with no leaks. All sail controls led back to the cockpit. Brightwork regularly varnished. Rudder rebuilt by a shipwright ‘as new’ with epoxy glue. She is kept on a deep water, sheltered mooring and has always been laid up ashore over winter, with all sails, gear and berth cushions stored at home.

The trailer is made by RM Trailers, is 4 wheel, braked, 2.25 tonnes capacity, plated, fully hot dipped galvanised.  This makes a total trailed weight (Duette and trailer) of about 1.75 tonnes. Recent brakes and tyres. New jockey wheel unit. Heavy duty hitch lock. Light board & cable. Heavy duty ratchet tie-down straps.

The ‘walk on’ pontoon berth is run by Fowey Harbour Commissioners, is well sheltered, accessible at any state of the tide, has water and electricity and is close to Fowey,. A car park, cafe and dinghy rack are all on site. The berth is available until I buy a new Hunter or October 2020.

(Please note that  the cockpit picture shows the previous instrument cluster on the starboard side. The interior shot of the toilet is from 2018 and shows the old colour upholstery)


Tohatsu 6HP (2019) Sailpro with 100w battery charging and new remote 12 litre fuel tank. Dealer serviced  winter 2019. 6 years warranty remaining..
100AH AGM battery (2017) with battery isolator switch

20W adjustable  solar panel with 10A waterproof solar controller (2017)


GRP construction
Twin cast iron solid keels
Transom hung rudder (completely rebuilt  with epoxy glues 2011)

2  Saloon berths with lee cloths. New upholstery  and foam 2019
2  berths forward . New upholstery 2019

Curtains (2019)
Galley with gimballed single burner gas cooker (2016)


Sea toilet  with Jabsco  pump (2011) and serviced with new seals 2017

SS sink with manually pumped water from 20 litre tank
Removable saloon table



Z spars mast and boom.

SS standing rigging with Stalok rigging screws (all new 2016)

Whisker pole

Kemp Supercruise mainsail  (2006) with 2 reefs

Kemp Supercruise foresail (2008)  with UV strip renewed 2016, on Plastimo 608 furler (2004)

Cruising Chute

2 Lewmar 6 single speed winches

2 Lewmar 7 single speed winches

6 clutches, taking all main and foresail controls to cockpit.

Spray hood  (2005 and re stitched  2018)

Sail cover (2005 and re stitched  2018)

15lbs CQR anchor with 10m  6mm chain ( 2012)  and 30m warp.

2 fore,  2 stern and  2 midship cleats

SS pulpit & pushpit with outboard bracket

Warps and fenders

Blakes bronze sea cocks (2011)

Switch panel & battery condition indicator.

LED cabin lighting ( 2016)

12 v socket and twin USB sockets (2017)

Navigation Equipment

Icom  ICM411 DSC VHF radio  (2010 and new aerial / Windex  2012)
Nasa depth ( 2019)

Digital Yacht AIS, new dedicated aerial (2019)

Stowe mast head wind (2012), but requires replacement cockpit readout

Stowe Log

Autohelm tiller pilot
Bulkhead mounted  compass with light

Mast head  Aquasignal Tri-colour with LED light  (2012)

Swing out laptop table

Chart storage shelf

Safety Equipment

Horseshoe Life buoy and line

Mast mounted Echomax 180 radar reflector ( 2011)

2  webbing Jackstays (2017)

Fold down ss boarding ladder on transom

Fire extinguisher (2017)

Hand bilge pump


Copies of previous contracts for sale will be provided in order to show ownership history and good title to the vessel.

Available images


Boat model: Duette

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