The 18 – Much More Than a Daysailer

Marlow Hunter 18 Sailboat

H18SpinnakerBowQtrRun2010LRThe Hunter 18 is designed to serve a wide spectrum of sailors, from novices to salty veterans. Constructed of rugged, durable fiberglass, the Hunter 18 opens up endless possibilities on the waters around you. The kids will learn to sail safely in the Hunter 18 with its generous freeboard and ease of handling. With a max capacity of four, families can take daytrips in safety and comfort. Veteran sailors will appreciate the efficient hull design – below the waterline, a bow hollow and hard chine make for a slippery hull that delivers stability and performance even on light air days.

Several key features make the Hunter 18 an ideal daysailer. A seven foot beam guarantees stability and provides a clean and clutter-free cockpit. With its large main and small jib, the rig can be sailed by beginners, and this setup also provides fun for the seasoned sailor. The kick-up centerboard and swing-up rudder make landing and beaching a breeze, and the canvas cuddy unsnaps for easy bow access.

The Hunter 18 is easy to trailer, rig and launch, and it will carry the entire crew. An optional spinnaker package will add even more performance. This is a fun, versatile boat for the family on the go!


Length Overall 18’4″ 5.59 m
Waterline Length 16’6″ 5.03 m
Beam 7’2″ 2.18 m
Draft – Board Up 6″ 0.15 m
Draft – Board Down 52″ 1.32 m
Mast Height 24’6″ 7.47 m
Sail Area – Jib/Main 170 sq ft 15.79 sq m
Sail Area – Gennaker 211 sq ft 19.60 sq m
Basic Weight 836 lb 379 kg
Towing Weight 1,143 lb 518 kg
Maximum Capacity 935 lb 424 kg
CE Classification D

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