2002 Hunter 456 "Maranatha" has it all. This boat is fully equipped with all the bells and whistles. Her equipment includes: 6KW Panda Generator with only 201.5 hours, ST60 Wind, ST60 (depth & speed), (2) Air Conditioning / Reverse Cycle Heating systems, Rayamarine Radar with GPS / Plotter, full enclosure, leather interior, Kato Marine davits, Kato Marine Custom Radar mast mount, 10' inlfatable with 8 hp Johnson outboard, Flat screen tv/dvds, cockpit cushions, bow thruster, vacuflush heads, Raymarine Autopilot. The Yanmar diesel engine only has 320.5 original hours, Panda 6KW genset with just 201.5 original hours....barely broken in and in turn key condition . "Maranatha" is located here at our marina in Noank, CT.. She is very clean throughout and can be easily seen by appointment.
John MacPherson CPYB
Spacious, open, and light are three words that are most often spoken when entering the cabin of this center cockpit sailboat. The Hunter 456 has a modern feel, but traditional in the sense that every inch of space is used to an advantage. The forward stateroom has a pullman berth on the starboard side with a private vacu-flush head and shower all the way in the V. There is storage in this guest stateroom under the berth (inner spring mattress) and in the cedar lined hanging lockers. There is even a seat to sit and put on shoes or relax with a good book. Lighting and electrical outlets are very well placed in the forward stateroom.
Moving aft to the main salon, the look is very rich in part because of the leather and the gorgeous teak. The high gloss dining table will go down to make a berth for two adults. It is also roomy enough to seat 6-8 for dinner. Opposite the dinette on the port side is a full size settee. Dining, relaxing, or entertaining....this is all accomplished in the 456.
For extended cruising or living aboard, the galley is completely equipped with microwave; 3 burner LPG stove top/ oven; double stainless sinks; storage cabinets and drawers; top and front loading refrigerator w/separate freezer - both lighted. Countertops are durable Corian. The floor in the galley is practical with a non-slip surface that makes cooking safe in a seaway.
The Master Stateroom is breathtakingly beautiful....the queen sized inner spring mattress adorns the berth. Forty cubic feet is the sum of multiple hanging lockers (all cedar lined), drawers, shelving, computer desk/or vanity, and overhead teak handrails. Headroom in the master stateroom is 6'6" and there are 8 opening ports and one overhead hatch. The sole is teak and holly. There is a private, separate head w/vanity and separate tub w/shower in the aft stateroom.
The Bow Thruster is great in a cross wind while trying to dock. All lines lead aft for easy handling; In mast furling with Selden Spar; Roller Furling Headsail; Traveler on S/S arch and Dark Blue sunbrella canvas with full enclosure; cockpit cushions; double life lines and 3 gates; aft sun deck cushion; pedestal Whitlock mechanical steering; electric anchor windlass; Kato Marine Dinghy Davits with 10' Inflatable , 8 hp 2-stroke outboard motor.
Hunter offered this model for long range cruising, living aboard, or just weekend sailing. Comfort, safety, liveability, and performance were all areas of concentration that led to this popular center cockpit cruiser. Construction methods include materials such as UV resistant gelcoats, Kevlar hull reinforcements, lead keel, and through bolting on the hull to deck joint is what you get with this Hunter.