Thursday December 14 2017

Posted by Tomas on November 15, 2017
  • 37' Hunter Cherubini Cutter anchored in the Sea of Cortez
    37' Hunter Cherubini Cutter anchored in the Sea of Cortez
  • Completely surfaced, primed and spray painted with 2 part Epoxy 2014
    Completely surfaced, primed and spray painted with 2 part Epoxy 2014
  • Bottom all primed, ready for bottom paint. In 22 years no significant blistering on this solid hull.
    Bottom all primed, ready for bottom paint. In 22 years no significant blistering on this solid hull.
  • At the head of the pack in monthly races
    At the head of the pack in monthly races
  • 1980 Hunter Cherubini Cutter for sale cruise ready
    1980 Hunter Cherubini Cutter for sale cruise ready

This classic well maintained 1980 Hunter Cherubini Cutter is cruise ready in the Sea of Cortez. Rugged construction and quick under sail, the perfect Sea of Cortez Cruiser or weekend adventurer. Our refit is nearly completed with more than $8,000 worth of upgrades including a solid rig, new interior, new dodgers, new lifelines recently hauled, painted and services and more!

Designed by John Cherubini in 1977 the boat was built as a medium weight cruiser. I found discovered a great deal more to appreciate about the boat when doing research to sell her. The Cherubini design is as appreciated a boat design as a Corvair Classic in cars. Definitely different from future stylings of Hunters that evolved during the mid 80’s, the boat is far from being a ‘Clorox bottle with a mast’ as some boats from the mid 1980’s became know. Google 37' Cherubini Cutter and see for yourself! She is a middle weight cruising sailboat by definition at 18,500lbs. 

Partial Equipment list:

Builder: Hunter Marina
Year: 1980
Designer: Cherubini Yachts
Model: 37' Cutter 

Dimensions;
37' LOA Beam 11'6"
Draft: 5' 6" Modified Fin Keel 

Engine:
Yanmar 3QM30 30HP Diesel
Cruising 6.5kts
Max Speed 7.3kts
Freshwater cooled
New exhaust system 3/12 

Tanks:
40 Gal Diesel
100 Gal Water
15 Holding 

Accommodations:

V berth sleeps two on new foam mattress
Main Cabin fold-out sleeps 2 on foam mattress
Aft Cabin sleeps 2, mattress removed for additional stowage in aft cabin
Complete interior refit 2012 new varnish throughout - looks better than new
Shower stall separate from toilet - no straddling the bowl to shower!
Separate sink and vanity
New Lonseal Cabin sole Zero maintenance, waterproof, no-slip an excellent teak & holly replacement 

Galley:
Seaward 2 burner stove rebuilt with original equipement replacements
20lb propane tank in box w/Xintex propane sniffer and auto shut-off
Pressurized water system with hot water heater and exchanger
Norcold 2.5cf refrigerator
Extra deep 2 basin SS sink
Built in cooler could be refrigerated
Extra space for additional freezer 

Electrical:
400W solar array & MPPT controller
2000W Inverter
4 - 6V  house batteries in 2 banks
12v starting battery  - All isolatable
4 Channel Volt/Amp Monitor
30A ProMariner Charger
80A alternator
Balmar 3 Stage controller
3 Channel Battery Isolator
120v Shore Power system
LED lighting throughout
Midland VHF 
VHF 3DB masthead antenna  
4 Channel Stereo w/ Bluetooth
AutoHelm ST4000plus
1620 Furuno 16mile radar on aft mast
Standard marine depth sounder 

Deck:
33lb Bruce
200' 5/16" BBB chain
Lewmar electric windlass
Lotsa 7/8" rode 

Sails & Canvas:
Main partial batten single deep reef
10oz stay/storm sail
9oz 135 Genoa w/Sunbrella
Schaefer 2100
Schaefer C700 Staysail furler (new)
All new standing rig 2012
Dodger new 2017 

Manual head with separate shower so no more straddling the bowl.Hand laid, not chopper gunned, the hull is strong and durable with nearly 1” of fiberglass at and below the waterline. 7000lbs of lead in the keel provides excellent stability and large kedged rudder and staysail allow you to point several degrees closer to the wind than standard Sloop rigs. Roller fullers on both forward sails and almost all rig lines are run back to the cockpit for safety and ease of use.

‘Noserlies’ are a common wind direction in the Sea of Cortez. Many sailors are often heard to say “You know you have headed the right direction in the Sea of the wind is directly on the bow.” This is where an efficient propulsion source can be handy. With a 32hp Yanmar that has started every time I have turned the key for the last 15 years, I have been able to power my way through those days that offered less than favorable wind conditions. Burning about one gallon an hour even at full throttle the 17” prop gets me where I’m headed in doldrums or gales. An excellent cruising RPM of 23000 will get you 6.2kts and about 3/4 of a gallon per hour or less.

Decks resurfaced and paintedThe vessel comfortably sleeps 4 (real) adults and one child size berth. The aft cabin is separated by a pocket door and currently used for dive gear storage. With your installation of a new mattress, the aft cabin would sleep 1 to 2 more. 

Your chef will enjoy the spacious remodeled galley, equipped with icebox, refrigerator and rebuilt classic two burner propane stove protected with a Xinex propane sniffer and safety system.

Why are we selling after 22 years of ownership? It will be a hard parting, with all those adventures and hardly a lick of trouble in all those years. I'm very tall and despite the vessels uniquely spacious 6'4" headroom, I am yet still taller than that and we're moving up to a larger sailboat. 

The boat is cruise ready to go with the addition of your GPS and a dingy. 1980 Hunter Cherubini Cutter $39,500USD In La Paz, Baja California Sur

Well maintained and very clean Yanmar 3QM30 Power Plant

Special Features:
Extra wide bimini – an essential for Sea of Cortez cruising
400W Solar array above the bimini with 40A MPPT controller
2000W integrated 120V inverter
200' new 5/16 chain 2016
New Lewmar Electric Windlass 2015
Battery monitor panel
Midland VHF radio, new antenna and RG8 cable 2014
New LED mast lights deck and navigation 
5 gal SS hotwater/exchanger 2013
New Schaeffer roller furler for the staysail 2017
Schaeffer Roller w/ furled 135 headsail
New staysail and running rigging
Deep single reef 10oz main
All new standing rig and hardware, September 2012
Exterior completely repainted 2014 from the lead to the anchor light
Masts stepped serviced and painted,  new shives & electrical
Interior refit including & Lonseal cabin sole, refinished beautiful mahogany wood interior
New table main salon of original design
Large chart table
The main cabin reupholstered 2017
Norcold AC/DC refrigeration  
Fuel tankage accessed, cleaned and inspected 2016
New bottom paint June 2016
Cockpit solartex enclosure

Connastoga style boat shade
Autohelm Autopilot 
Furuno 1620 16m radar
Standard Horizon depth sounder 
Sails – made for Sea of Cortez cruising
Designed to be a club-footed Cutter rig by John Cherubini, – beautiful under sail
LED lighting throughout.

Turn-key ready for a great season of Sea of Cortez Adventures 

1980 Hunter Cherubini Classic Cutter
A value at $34,500USD – No California Sales Tax with Off-shore Delivery. 
Now with a $1000 Lifeline credit through November 30, 2017. 

Happy Sailing… 
Capt Tom

Location

Mexico
MX

Phone: 

In Mexico:011-52-612-108-7187
Skype US number 610-880-0141

  • Interior view -previous upholstery
    Interior view - old upholstery
  • 1980 Hunter Cherubini Cutter for sale cruise ready
    1980 Hunter Cherubini Cutter for sale cruise ready
  • Renovated galley of the Cheruibini Cutter for sale and cruise ready
    Renovated galley of the Cheruibini Cutter for sale and cruise ready
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