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2003 Hunter 426 Deck Saloon

Pasadena, Maryland


Designed by Glenn Henderson, the Hunter 426 Deck Salon offers exceptional sailing characteristics with an easy to handle sail plan. With in-mast furling, a fractional rig and all lines led aft to the safety of the cockpit, it is a comfortable cruiser that is easy to sail single handed or by a couple.   

Hunter has learned much from the IOR boats and has incorporated some of that technology into their cruising boats to enhance performance without sacrificing comfort and ease of sailing. The hull has a special "bow hollow" just aft of the stem, which provides a longer waterline to increase hull speed. The aft underbody has a "stern reflex", giving a flatter exit, adding stability and decreasing wake and turbulence.

The cockpit is comfortable, efficient and great for entertaining, with double stern rail seating, spacious cockpit seating and a large drop leaf table. The interior accommodations are luxurious and what one would expect to find on a much larger boat. The wrap-around salon windows offer a panoramic view of the outside and keep the space bright and open; the 7’ saloon headroom add to that feeling of spaciousness.    

Here's a few of VURTUAL REALITY’s highlights:

  • Bow thruster
  • Kevlar reinforced hull
  • In-mast furling
  • Custom cockpit cushions
  • Corian countertops 
  • Stainless steel refrigerator and freezer
  • Inner spring mattresses
  • Dual reverse-cycle heat & air conditioning units
  • Flat screen TV
  • Bose entertainment system
  • Two cabins/two heads

The owners are moving on to other things, so now it’s time to sell. VURTUAL REALITY is a nice example of these comfortable cruisers and certainly worthy of your inspection, whether your plans are for use on the Bay or for longer distance cruising to the Islands and beyond! Call, make an appointment and come see her today!

Basic Boat Info

Price: $138,000
Make: Hunter
Model: 426 Deck Saloon
Year: 2003
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Hunter Marine
Designer: Glenn Henderson
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HUN4D104G203
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 43'2 ft
Length Of Deck: 42'1 ft
Waterline Length: 39'2 ft
Beam: 14'6 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft
Bridge Clearance: 57'4 ft
Cabin Headroom: 7 ft
Dry Weight: 22,936 lb
Ballast: 7,389 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH3E
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 56hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2002
  • Engine Hours: 414
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 51 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 125 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 45 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Deck Saloon


Dave van den Arend, CPYB
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Forward stateroom: The V-berth is 6’5” long and 6’9” at the head of the bed, with an arched mirror at the foot. There is a generous amount of storage beneath it as well as a pair of lockers and shelves. The hull sides are covered in padded headliner.  Shelves run the length of the space on both sides above the bunk. A dressing seat is just aft of the bunk on starboard, with a storage shelf beneath it. Next aft is a tall double door locker with shelves on one side and cedar lined hanging space on the other.  All shelves have tall fiddles with integral contoured hand holds. Light provided by one overhead light and two reading lights, with additional light and ventilation from two overhead hatches and a Hella fan. Forward stateroom head room is 6’2”.

Forward head: The ensuite forward head is located on port. As you enter the space, the head is directly in front of you, with a Corian counter top wrapping around it and fiddled shelves above and behind.  There is a drop-front locker to the left of the head.  On the left is the sink, with double door storage beneath it.  There is a small Corian shelf above the counter for toothpaste and such and a mirrored medicine cabinet above that.  There is a triple light fixture above the medicine cabinet.  The shower stall is to the right of the head. Lighting and ventilation is provided by an overhead light in shower, the triple light vanity and an overhead hatch.  Head room is 6’3” in the shower area and 6’4” in the head area.

Saloon: Moving into the saloon, the starboard settee is 6’4” long and has storage below and behind it.  Above and behind the settee is a fiddled shelf that runs the length of the settee; above that is a locker forward. Above that is a second fiddled shelf that runs from the forward bulkhead to the aft end of the nav station. 

On port the large U-shaped dinette can easily seat six.  The dinette can be expanded with the addition of a center leaf or dropped down to create a 7’8” x 54” berth.  There is storage below the settee as well as behind the seat backs along the hull. Above and behind are three lockers, with a fiddled shelf between them. Above the lockers is a continuous fiddled shelf that runs from the forward bulkhead to the aft end of the galley. Headroom in the saloon is 7’0”.

Nav station: Located on starboard, the nav seat is forward facing and has a curved teak staving seat. There is a small shelf outboard of the seat. The Nav top is fiddled and has ample space for chart books both above and beneath it.  Above the top is an instrument pod with a teak face and stainless steel grab bar.  

Galley: The galley is located at the base of the companionway and is L shaped. The entire Corian counter has a contoured, raised fiddle providing sure hand holds while underway. At the aft end on the bulkhead is a full height pantry, consisting of three pull-out drawers and an arched double door cabinet with adjustable height shelves above it. Starting along the hull side at the aft end and beneath the counter is a freezer.  Next is the stove both have pull-out drawers beneath them. Forward of the stove is a tall pull-out wire rack storage unit.  Forward of that in the countertop is a top-loading waste bin.

Above the counter and at the aft end is a large teak spice rack; along the hull over the counter are a microwave oven, a drop-down locker and a self-draining dish rack, with a silverware organizer and double glass doors.  Additionally, above the stove there is a teak and stainless steel exhaust hood with a fan and range lights. Continuing around the countertop L are the stainless steel sinks.  There is double door storage beneath that. To the right there is a large counter top area with an upright fridge below.

The saloon, galley and nav areas have five overhead and two reading lights. Additionally, there are two overhead hatches, six fixed lights in the house sides and an open center hatch in the forward windows. Headroom is 7'0".

Aft head: The aft head can be entered from either the master stateroom or the saloon.  Entering from the saloon, the head is immediately in front of you. To the right is a Corian countertop with an integral sink. There is a storage locker beneath the sink and a medicine cabinet above. it  To the left and forward in the boat is a separate stall shower.  The space is lighted by two overhead lights, an overhead hatch and two opening ports.  Headroom is 6’11” in the head area and 7’2” in the shower.

Master stateroom:Upon entering the stateroom from the starboard side there is a tall cedar-lined hanging locker to your left, with a fiddled shelf above.  The queen size master berth is oriented athwart-ship, with a padded headboard, cubby storage behind the headboard and storage beneath the berth. Along the transom is a continuous fiddled counter space with storage beneath.  Across on port by the foot of the bed is a lounge chair area with storage beneath it.  There is a book case, two lockers with shelves and two cubbies around the seating area.  

On the centerline at the forward end of the cabin is a Corian counter space vanity with a stainless steel rail fiddle, a mirrored storage cabinet and vanity lights above that. Additionally, there are three overhead lights, three reading lights, one fixed port and three opening ports above the head of the bed and the seating area.  There is one overhead hatch and one Hella fan.  

  • Corian countertops throughout
  • Laminate teak and holly sole for maximum durability
  • Teak joinery and bulkheads 
  • Innerspring mattresses
  • Corian counter tops with continuous raised fiddle
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Single lever chrome hot/cold pressure water with pull-out spray wand
  • Starboard cutting board insert for sink
  • Force 10 gimballed 2-burner LPG stove with oven and broiler
  • Stainless steel exhaust hood over stove
  • Trident LPG solenoid
  • 11 lb. aluminum propane bottles (2)
  • Dedicated LPG storage locker with overboard discharge       
  • Origo microwave oven
  • Waeco stainless steel upright freezer
  • Waeco stainless steel upright refrigerator
  • Countertop trash disposal access
  • Large dry storage compartment beneath galley sole

Forward head

  • Microban antibacterial gelcoat in head and shower
  • Corian counter top with under counter single bowl sink
  • Chrome hot/cold water mixer
  • Separate stall shower with bifold door
  • Single lever water mixer shower wand on adjustable height bar
  • Teak shower seat and grate 
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Bi-fold shower door
  • Corian shelf with stainless steel bar in shower
  • Jabsco manual head


Aft head

  • Microban antibacterial gelcoat in head and shower
  • Corian countertop with under counter single bowl sink
  • Chrome hot/cold water mixer
  • Separate stall shower with bi-fold door
  • Single lever water mixer shower wand on adjustable height bar
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Corian shelf with stainless steel bar in shower 
  • Vacuflush head
  • Mirrored drop front medicine cabinet
Water Systems
  • Seaward 11-gallon electric hot water heater
  • Pressure hot and cold water 
  • Pex hot/cold water lines
  • Hot and cold pressure transom shower
  • 125 gallons of fresh water in two tanks
  • 45 gallon holding tank 
  • Waste macerator pump
  • Automatic electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
Hull and Deck
  • Kevlar hull reinforcement from the stem to the keel stub
  • Structural grid reinforcement
  • Balanced spade rudder
  • Heavy 360-degree vinyl rub rail with stainless steel insert
  • Antimonial lead keel
  • MaxGuard gelcoats to prevent yellowing and reduce crazing and fading
  • Double stainless-steel bow roller
  • Delta Quickset anchor with 3/8” chain and ¾” nylon rode
  • Deep anchor well locker
  • Recessed Simpson Lawrence electric windlass with up and down foot switches
  • Mooring cleats (8)
  • Stainless steel housetop hand rails
  • Opening hatches (8)
  • Opening ports (4)
  • Fixed lights (6)
  • Double vinyl coated life lines
  • Port and starboard boarding gates
  • Walk thru swim platform
  • Swim platform with stainless steel ladder
  • Large storage lockers on swim platform (2)
  • Double stern rail seats with cup holders
  • Cockpit lazarette with shelves
  • Dodger ('19)
  • Bimini serviced ('19)
  • Drop-leaf starboard cockpit table with stainless steel grab bar and foot brace
  • Double companionway doors
  • Dorade vent
Sails and Rigging
  • Profurl roller furler
  • Selden anodized aluminum deck stepped double spreader fractional rig
  • Selden In-mast furling system
  • Selden Rodkicker rigid boom vang
  • Harken mainsheet traveler system mounted on stainless steel arch
  • All lines led aft to cockpit
  • Jib sheets replaced ('19)
  • Lewmar #46 two speed self-tailing primary winches (2)
  • Harken #40 two speed self-tailing house top winches (2)
  • Spinlock line clutches (8)
  • Doyle 95% furling jib
  • Doyle in-mast main sail with vertical battens
  • Halyard tail wells on either side of companion way 
  • Winch handles
Engine and Machinery
  • Yanmar 4JH3E diesel engine with 414 Hours 
  • Racor R20T fuel/water separator 
  • Electric fuel pump
  • Engine shut-off solenoid ('19)
  • Whitlock steering pedestal with wheel brake
  • Single lever Whitlock engine controls
  • Danforth compass
  • C-Fire fire extinguisher system
  • Side Power bow thruster
  • 16K BTU Marine Air reverse cycle heat/air conditioning for salon and forward cabin
  • 10K BTU Marine Air reverse cycle heat/air conditioning for aft cabin
  • Marinco 30A shore power connections (2)
  • 50’ 30A shore power cord
  • Pro-Mariner galvanic isolator
  • 120V electric panel with volt and amp meters
  • 120V parallel switch
  • 120V receptacles throughout
  • Xantrax TruCharge 40 amp battery charger
  • 12v electric panel with volt and amp meters
  • Blue Sea Systems house and start battery selector switches
  • Group 4D house batteries (2)
  • Group 24 engine and generator starting battery
  • Group 24 battery for bow thruster
  • Hella fans (4)
  • Floor courtesy lighting
  • Fischer Panda generator with 377 hours
  • Raymarine mast mounted radome
  • Raymarine RL70C radar chart plotter
  • Raymarine ST6002 smart pilot
  • Raymarine ST60 speed and depth
  • Raymarine ST60+ wind
  • Icom IC-M402 VHF radio
  • Icom Command Mic at helm
  • Bose 321 stereo system
  • Bose salon speakers
  • Sony speakers in cockpit arch
  • KVH TracVision satellite TV
  • Shakespeare mast mounted TV antenna
  • LG 32” flat screen TV
  • Acurite weather station
Other Equipment
  • Nissan 3.5 HP 2-cycle outboard engine
  • Dinghy
  • Magma grill
  • Jim Buoy horse shoe ring
  • Cockpit cushions (closed cell foam)
  • Emergency tiller
  • Brass ships bell
  • Safe-T-Alert carbon monoxide detectors
  • 1M candle power 12V spotlight
  • Brass Weems and Plath clock
  • Brass Weems and Plath barometer/thermometer/hygrometer

Owner’s personal effects and any items not specifically described in this listing


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