Marotta Yachts of Sausalito
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, California, US, 94965
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1986 Hunter 28.5

location icon Sausalito, California
Year 1986
Length 28 ft

The Hunter Design Group incorporated a powerful fractional B&R rig, with a modern underbody, resulting in a racer/cruiser with a fin keel and spade rudder that points, is easily driven and easy to handle in close quarters. She is powered by a fresh water cooled Yanmar diesel. Her interior utilizes a modern open layout forward with a huge U-shaped settee/dinette forward berth--there's no forward bulkhead to reduce the airiness of the salon!

The 28.5 one has everything you'd want even on a bigger boat--wheel steering, fresh water cooled Yanmar diesel engine, pressurized water, sleeps 4-6, plus is easy to handle and maintain. In addition, this particular example has newer electronics and a nice dodger, and shows well; she's also VERY competitively priced and will make a very nice first or reentry boat.  Last hauled and bottom painted May, 2020.



Year Built 1986
Category Sail
Length Overall 28'5 ft
Beam 10'3 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 16 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 11 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 27 gal
Ballast 3,000 lb
Displacement 7,100 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 2GM20
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 16hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1986
Engine Location: Center
Accommodations and Layout

Open forepeak with triangle shaped berth forward followed immediately by HUGE U-shaped settee with double drop leaf table centerline. Next aft port side is small L-shaped counter with stainless steel sink, nav table across to starboard.

Far aft port side is private stateroom tucked under the cockpit with double berth, centerline companionway then head aft starboard.

Note that the interior is designed to maximize functionality and sense of spaciousness and really must be seen to appreciate how well it works!


Stainless steel sink, ice box. Manual pump Jabsco toilet.


110V AC / 12V DC. Thirty amp shorepower service, three batteries in two banks, battery charger.


Garmin GPSmap 531s, Raymarine autopilot, Raymarine multi function instrument, depthsounder, Lev-O-Gauge Sr. inclinometer, masthead fly, West Marine VHF radio, binnacle-mounted Ritchie magnetic compass. Dual AM/FM stereo.

Sails and Rigging

Deck stepped double spreader aluminum mast with compression post and adjustable backstay, aluminum boom with rigid vang and dacron mainsail, jib on roller furler, all lines lead aft thru nine rope clutches, main sheet with traveller. Two Barient #12 winches, single Lewmar #16 winch, single Maxwell #20, two Maxwell #23 self trailers.

Deck and Hull

FRP hull with external bolted-on keel, spade rudder. Stainless steel stanchions with lifelines, four mooring cleats, folding swim ladder. Nice dodge with what appears to be newer isinglass and canvas.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.