Hunter Marine — manufacturer of cruising sail yachts from Florida with more than 40-year history. Thanks to one of the founders of the brand, well-known yachtsman Warren Lurs, its model is already known for a combination of excellent quality and relatively affordable prices.
1830s in the new York, mariners knew Henry Luhrs (Henry Luhrs) — the honourable gentleman that sells everything needed to repair ships. Grandson Henry continued the work of his grandfather, and the beginning 1960s of his sons John and Warren inherited the business, was launched more than a thousand boats a year.
Mark Hunter was was brothers in 1973 in the state of Florida as a manufacturer of sailing boats. First boat immediately gained the sympathy of the audience.
However, in 1988, the shipyard barely managed to stay afloat: the heart of the company, Warren got serious about racing.
"Yacht for me — not just a hobby or a business. This is life," said Warren Lurs.
sailing Thursday's Child and Hunter's Child he has set numerous world records. Meanwhile, sales plummeted, and Lura had again to take the helm of the company. He expanded the state, extended the warranty period from one year to five years and invited canadian designer Rob Mazza (Rob Mazza).
In August 2012, the brand Hunter has acquired David Marlow (David E. Marlow), founder >Marlow Yachts.
At the peak of power in the middle of the 2000s years in the shipyards Hunter in Connecticut, Florida UK every year, was built over 2000 sailboats. Now Hunter Marine pulls on the water in less than 20 boats a year: they're a modern shipyard located in the town of Alachua County, near the research centre of the University of Florida.
Marlow-Hunter offers a cruising yacht with a Mediterranean cockpit in size from 31 to 50 feet, and the yacht with Central cockpit, designed for offshore sailing in comfort.
For novices and for a small club or match racing perfect compact sports dinghies and daysailer in size from 15 to 22 pounds.
Marlow-Hunter are appreciated for easy handling and maneuverability, and wood paneled salons offer.
Sailboats brand recognizable: a stainless steel arch over the cockpit, winged keel, lots of skylights on the deck. The last few years, the shipyard collaborates with the architect Glenn Henderson (Glenn Henderson). The new model allows not only comfortable to travel long distances, but also to participate in regattas.