Review of the 2014 Marlow Hunter 33
Jon Grant’s Review of the Marlow Hunter 33
Wow—I can get ALL this in a 33 foot boat at THIS price? This is what you will be asking yourself when you see this wonderful boat. It’s hard to believe what Marlow Hunter can pack into a 33’ boat and still make it so comfortable and easy to sail.
The Marlow Hunter 33 comes with an aft cabin with a double transverse bed as well as a hanging locker. The forward cabin comes with two cedar lined hanging lockers and plenty of storage space under berth. Both come with opening hatches that just let the light shine in. The main salon also just lets the light shine through with fixed side windows and opening hatches. The easily adjusted dinette table with u-shaped seating is to the port and the settee on the starboard side has a chart table/ game table that easily flips up. There is a full head with shower and a large u-shaped galley that is replete with corian countertops, icebox, microwave, electrical outlets (both AC and DC), stainless steel sink with cutting board, stove with oven, a built in waste bin, and a pressurized hot/cold water system. Wow—this paragraph is running on and I could keep going, but you get the point. Lots and lots of value. Well—lets go outside and sail this thing.
There are so many unique features that make sailing Marlow Hunter’s fun and easy. The famous B&R rig that eliminates the backstay, raises the boom, and opens up the cockpit for all the entertaining you will be doing. The stainless steel arch that works so well as a handhold—ooh that’s right—it has so many other perks like supporting the traveler and keeping some of the rigging out of the way, providing a place for the optional speakers and light, great in place supports for Biminis and davits, but my favorite are the built in stern rail seats that are the best seats in the house—I mean on the boat. We still aren’t sailing this boat—I keep going back to how comfortable and nice everything is. I will get back on task now. The Marlow Hunter 33 comes with a hard chine, dual ended main sheeting, internal halyards led back to the cockpit, self-tailing winches, a jib furling system, and an optional in mast furling system with a rigid vang that make sailing this boat so easy.
But don’t take my word for it—come on down to Norton Yachts and see for yourself why the Marlow Hunter 33 is such a tremendous value and fun boat to sail.