Hunter Horizon 273

Hunter Horizon 273

Hunter Horizon 273 – Charisma

£14,500 Tax Paid  Location : Falmouth   



Make Hunter Model Horizon 273


Class Sailing Cruiser Hull GRP

Keel Twin (Bilge) Rig Sloop (fractional)

Engine Beta 20hp 3 cylinder (2016/17) Drive Shaft (2016)

PropellerFolding (2016/17)

Berths 5/6 Cabins 1


1993 Hunter Horizon 273.  A nice example of this David Thomas designed boat that is regularly seen around the British coast and elsewhere.  The saloon in surprisingly spacious  for a boat of this size and has a midships starboard galley.  The present owner has given the vessel and equipment a significant upgrade including new engine, shaft and propeller, between 2016 and 2018 and she is clean throughout.


HUNTER HORIZON 273 designed by David Thomas and built by Hunter Boats UK 1993

Shoal draft 27ft family cruiser


White GRP hull, deck and superstructure.  

Cast iron bilge keels, aft cockpit with tiller steering with auto helm fitting

LOA8.15m (26 ’7”)LWL6.52m (21’ 4”)

Beam 2.74m (9’) Draught 0.96m (3’ 1”)

Displacement 2218kg

All figures approximate


SLOOP RIG (Fractional)

Alloy mast and spars by Z Spars.

Spinnaker pole

Stainless steel standing rigging replaced 2006 and fully checked and serviced 2016.  Light local use only for many years.

Running rigging serviced and mostly replaced just prior to 2017 season

Furling Headsail system


2 x Lewmar self-tailing winches (Type 16)

2 x Lewmar hayard/secondary winches 


Sails washed and overhauled 2016.  Genoa UV strip replaced 2016

Mainsail by Hyde, number 169

Furling Genoa by Hyde, on Plastimo furling system

Cruising chute by Kemp and original spinnaker (not used by present or previous owner)

Kemp parkway sail cover with lazy jacks (2006)

Line reefing system which can be configured for cockpit. Presently configured for cruising chute (not used by present owner)


Hardwood tiller with Spinlock extension and Autohelm spigot

Sprayhood and dodgers (SKB 2013)

Original CQR anchor, 5m cable and plaited warp replaced 2009.

Kedge anchor with chain and warp

Webbing jackstays

Hardwood cockpit sole grating

New Hardwood washboards 2009. (old ones retained for winter layup)

Boarding ladder, fenders and warps.

Outboard mounting bracket on pushpin

Nav lights forward aft and masthead (serviced and stern light replaced 2018)

1 red ensign

Shore power with RCD and battery charger

1 x 10m shore power cable

Two gas cylinders in aft cockpit locker 




Radio & Navigation Equipment

Autohelm tiller pilot (201Raymarine Lighthouse Axiom 7” screen chart plotter with internal GPS antenna (2017).  Nav station fitted, with alternative cockpit mounting and power supply for pilotage

NASA Clipper windvane and cockpit display (2015)

Raymarine ST50 Chart table repeater

Raymarine Seattle interface

Clipper GPS cockpit reader with course direction (2016).

VHF Navico RT6500 radio

Navman 7200 DSC radio with cockpit loudspeaker.  Both radios have independent installation & antennae

Plastimo compass with light

Anchor ball, motoring ball

Brass clock and barometer

Equipment Manuals



De luxe trim at build

Twin berth in forepeakTwo single port and starboard in saloon

Aft cabin classified as double but really only comfortable as a large single or for 2 children

Galley midships starboard with full oven, grill and two burners (Plastimo Atlantic)

Stainless steel basin with half cover board and large coolbox

Heads cubicle with wet locker and cupboards midships port.  Entire Jabsco heads inc. WC bowl and seat plus pump ands seacocks replaced 2016

Aft-facing Nav station port side aft.

Centre double folding-leaf table seats 5

Side and overhead storage lockers port and starboard

Fused switch panel and 2 x 12volt sockets

Electronic gas detector

 Chart table and cabin light refitted with LED 2018





BETA 20 THREE CYLINDER DIESEL ENGINE, prop shaft, volvo seal bearing and folding propeller all replaced new in the winter of 2016/17.  Engine running hours <80


2 x 90AH batteries with 3 way isolator switch.

LED Battery monitors fitted 2017

Major rationalisation and rewiring of Nav lighting, navaids, radio and cockpit electrical system has carried out by BT Marine in the winter 2017/18


Manual, to galley sink and heads wash hand basin


10 gallon fuel tank

15 gallon water tank

Safety equipment

Horseshoe lifebuoy

MOB throwing line

First Aid kit

Fire extinguisher and fire blanket in cabin

Fire extinguisher in engine compartment 

Henderson bilge pump

Air horn

Available images


Falmouth England
Boat model: Horizon 27TK/272/3


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