Hunter’s The Edge

Hunter Marine has never been afraid to mix things up and they are doing it again with the launch of a 27-foot, trailerable, water-ballasted motorsailer dubbed “theEDGE”. The hull is designed to carry a 75 horsepower outboard that’s reportedly capable of pushing speeds to 20 MPH (conspicuously not knots).

But the boat also carries 330 square feet of sail, a retractable centerboard (drawing less than a foot, retracted), and retractable rudder. With sails up and board down, the boat will move under sail power alone in most conditions. A beam of well over 8 feet provides significant accommodation.

This is a small sailboat with enough engine muscle to pull a water skier. If you want a versatile boat theEdge is definitely that. I guess the McGregor 26x finally has some competition.

Written By
More from Bill Springer

Video: MD 35 Boat Test

I test sailed the MD 35 off Newport a while back. But...
Read More

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *