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Price: $59,900
Brand: Hunter
Type: Sailboat
Year: 2004
Length: 33 ft.
Name: The Last Tango
Location: Erie, PA


Price Reduced

33 Hunter 33 2004 "The Last Tango"
LOA: 33’ 6”
LWL: 29’ 5”
Beam: 11’ 6”
Draft: 4’ 6”
Displacement: 11,016 lbs.
Ballast: 3,579 lbs.
Mast Height above Water 51'11"

50 Gallon Fresh Water Capacity
25 Gallon Fuel Capacity
5 Gallon Hot Water Heater
25 Gallon Waste Capacity

27hp Yanmar Diesel upgrade in lieu of 18hp

Broker’s Comment
"The Last Tango" is a 2 owner always freshwater boat. Commissioned in Erie always sailed here. The Hunter 33 was one of Glenn Henderson’s and Hunter’s most successful vessels with over 600 sold. Easy to sail with the optional helm sheeting and fractional sail plan.

"The Last Tango" is exceptionally clean and shows very well.

Sellers are moving on to another direction for their boating pleasure. They have carefully maintained their vessel.

Standard Boat with Factory Supplied Equipment:
Selden B&R Fractional Rig
Boom Vang
Genoa Furling System
110% Furling Genoa with Acrylic Suncover
Inboard Jib Track with Adjustable Cars
Internal Halyards led to Cockpit
In-Mast Furling Optional
Two #16 Self-Tailing Winches on Coachroof
Two Winch Handles
Two Sets of Triple Lines Stoppers & Organizers
All Lines led aft to Four Self-Tailing Winches
Windex Wind Vane
Anchor Roller
Anchor well
Balanced Spade Rudder with Composite Shaft
Balsa Cored Hull Sides, Solid FRP Bottom
Structural Hull Grid Reinforcement
HKT Kevlar Hull Reinforcement
MaxGuard UV-Inhibiting Exterior Gelcoat
MicroBan Anti-Bacterial Gelcoat in Head & Shower
Varnished Teak Interior Joinery
Bronze Through Hull Fittings Below the Waterline
Dorade vent
Double Lifelines with Three Gates
Integral Windshield-Skylight
Integrated Swim Platform
Shoal Draft Lead Keel (Deep Keel Optional)
360 Degree Rubrail with Stainless Steel Insert
Three (3) Opening Hatches with Screens
Two (2) Opening Ports with Screens
One (1) Fixed Port
Stainless Steel Bow Pulpit
Stainless Steel Stern Rails with Seats
Stainless Steel Cockpit Arch with Mainsheet
Stainless Steel Telescoping Swim Ladder
Stainless Steel Deck Handrails
Stainless Steel Stem Fitting
Six (6) Stainless Steel Bow, Stern & Spring Line Cleats
Through-Bolted Hull to Deck Joint
Cockpit Storage Lockers
Two Halyard Storage wells
Hinging Helm Seat
Hot & Cold Transom Shower
Integral Stainless Steel Cockpit Grab Rail and Fold Out Cockpit Table
Integrated Wheel Steering Console Including:
Lewmar Direct Drive Steering System
Single Lever Engine Control
Wheel Brake
Lighted Compass
Stainless Steel wheel Guard
Manual Bilge Pump
Walk-Through Transom
AC/DC Electrical Panel
Battery Charger, 30 Amp
Deluxe Engine Panel with Alarms and Hour Meter
Dockside 110Volt AC Shore Power System
Shore Power Cord
Dual 12 Volt Battery Switches
Automatic Electric Bilge Pump
Head Macerator Pump
Hot & Cold Pressure water System
Isolation Transformer
Multiple AC outlets in Cabin
Tank Gauges for Fuel, water & Waste
Navigation Light Package
VHF Radio with DSC
Stainless Steel Masthead VHF Antenna
Accordian Cabin Window Shades
AC & DC Electrical Outlets
Chart Table
Dinette Converts to Double Berth
Everwear Laminate Cabin Sole
Fully-Enclosed Molded Easy-Clean Head Compartment Shower and Vanity in Head
Handrails in Cabin
Two (2) Hanging Lockers
Private Aft Cabin
Private Forward Cabin
Selected Hardwood trim
Built-In Trash Receptacle
Real Corian Countertops
Microwave Oven
Stainless Steel Sink
Two Burner Propane Cooktop
Air Horn
Anchor with Chain & Line
Automatic Engine Room Fire Extinguishing System
Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors
Emergency Tiller
Two (2) Fire Extinguishers
Handheld Flares
Four (4) Life Jackets
Throwable PFD Device

Factory Supplied and Installed Optional Equipment:
In-Mast mainsail furling system with sail
(includes solid-rod boom vang)
Helm jib/spinnaker sheeting with outboard tracks and two #30 ST winches aft
Engine upgrade, 27 HP Yanmar
Mainsheet traveler on arch Stand-alone front loading refrigeration
Opt Freezer in Ice box compartment
Accord cabin shades
Stereo system with CD and pod with speakers
Cockpit cushions, white Sunsure
LPG stove with oven
VHF remote RAM at helm

• Garmin 172C GPS Plotter
• Raymarine ST4000+ Autopilot
• Raymarine ST 60 Tridata (Knot, Depth, Log)
• Icom IC402 VHF
• Icom RAM Mic at helm
• Danforth Compass at Binnacle
• Sony Stereo

2 piece Bimini top
Binnacle Cover
Winch Covers
Custom Winter Cover & Frame

• Lewmar Folding Wheel
• Dock Lines
• Fenders
• Boat Pole
• Safety gear
• Delta Anchor, chain & rode
• Jackstands

REVIEW From John Kretschmer, Sailing Magazine review August 2004.

Hunter seems determined to make sailing less complicated and more fun. Imagine that.

Not surprisingly, the new Glenn Henderson-designed Hunter 33 combines a host of fresh ideas, both above and below the waterline. The shoal-draft hull shape and fractional rig are efficient through a wide range of wind and sea conditions and the optional all-furling sailplan can be controlled from the cockpit. It's nimble in tight quarters and whether you're ghosting up a channel under main alone or backing into a slip under power, this is often an under-appreciated design feature. From the trademark arch and the B&R rig, to the integrated swimming platform and rakish dark portlights, the Hunter 33 includes the innovations and sleek styling that we've come to expect from one of America's largest builders.

What is surprising about the Hunter 33 is the level of fit and finish. The overall quality is impressive, especially for a boat that can be purchased for less than $100,000. From small but important standard features like all bronze through-hull fittings below the waterline, to construction techniques and materials that include lead keels and sophisticated hull layups, to elegant interior joinerwork, the 33 adds up to a solid value.

The boat felt solid in the water, and as we pushed through a choppy inlet Shea noted some interesting construction details. The hull is solid laminate below the waterline and balsa-cored above. Hunter uses a modified form of vinylester resin to prevent blistering. The forward sections of the hull, the area most prone to impact, are strengthened with Kevlar. An antimonious lead keel is externally fastened with stainless steel bolts. An extensive bilge grid system breaks up the panel size into small areas, stiffening the hull and supporting the keel loads. The interior components are built in modular fashion and then glassed to the hull. Unlike most builders, Hunter employs an external flange for the hull-and-deck joint. Bonded both with 3M 5200 sealant and through-bolted, this arrangement is strong. However, the joint is vulnerable to impact from docks and pilings. A full vinyl rubrail with stainless insert helps protect the joint.

On deck
Clear of the channel we tacked north and fell off onto a close reach. We swapped the headsail leads to the tracks on the deck, opening up the slot and the boat powered up. The true wind hovered around 12 knots and our speed inched toward 7 knots as we clipped along just less than 90 degrees off the apparent wind. The mainsheet controls mounted along the side supports of the arch are surprisingly convenient to use from the helm. The steering console-you can't really call it a pedestal-supports a grabrail and fold-out table. A clever hinged helmsman's seat opens to the transom. The direct drive steering system from Lewmar is designed for low maintenance and offers a nice touch as well. The cockpit is tidy and has a feeling of spaciousness. This is created by the arch, which also houses the mainsheet traveler and controls and the B&R rig that eliminates the backstay. Handy seats tucked into the stern pulpit offer a nice perch while under way. The port side locker is huge, a folded inflatable and an asymmetrical chute will both fit if carefully folded. Halyard stowage wells keep stray lines out of sight.

Giving up the wheel, I made my way forward. The molded nonskid provides good traction and there are stainless grab rails on the aft end of the cabin trunk. It wouldn't be a bad idea to extend these rails a bit farther forward. Deck hardware is top quality with Lewmar winches, Spinlock rope clutches and Harken blocks. The ground tackle arrangement is well thought out with a stout single roller and deep external locker. A windlass is optional. The stanchions are ably supported and the double lifelines have gates where they attach to the arch. The robust stainless steel arch provides a very secure anchor point not only for the lifelines but other gear as well, including a bimini top, antennas, speakers, lights and solar panels. Skylights just aft of the mast flood the interior with light but make working on the deck a bit tricky. Of course all sail controls are led aft so at least in theory you won't be spending much time around the base of the mast anyway.

The shrouds are outboard and the chainplates are bolted through the topsides. This placement doesn't really impact sheeting angles because the fractional 110-percent genoa barely overlaps. Also, with two tracks, sheets can be rigged both inside and outside the shrouds. The Seldon mast is deck stepped and includes a solid vang standard. The double spreaders are swept back in classic B&R fashion, and in practical terms I have found this to be a mixed blessing. Eliminating the backstay allows for a large, powerful full roach mainsail. However, when sailing off the wind the main quickly lays up against the spreaders. A long stretch of broad reaching can cause wear and tear on the sail.

Down below
At this point I dropped below and closely examined the interior. The interior plan includes two private staterooms, a large galley and a comfortable saloon. The aft cabin, accessed from starboard, is considered the master, and with good reason. From the perspective of this cabin it's hard to believe you're on a 33-foot aft cockpit boat. The cabin includes a large double berth, a hanging locker and most importantly, plenty of elbowroom. The fully enclosed head is just forward of the aft cabin. Fiberglass lined for easy cleanup, the small basin is set in a Corian countertop.The galley is opposite the head, immediately to port of the companionway steps. Again, the amount of space is impressive, emphasized by clever features. Plenty of counter space surrounds a large single stainless steel sink, which incidentally is more practical than two small sinks. Instead of taking up space with a full cooker, Hunter has opted for a two-burner range top with storage underneath. The standard issue microwave serves as the oven. A 12-volt front-loading refrigerator and small freezer frees up the large icebox for dry storage. Hot and cold pressure water is standard and the 50-gallon fresh water capacity is adequate.

The saloon includes a U-shaped settee draped around a large teak table to port and straight settee to starboard. As noted earlier, skylights let in natural light but when you want privacy, they're quickly closed off with accordion shades. Ventilation is provided by three overhead hatches and two opening portlights. A few 12-volt fans will be a necessity for hot summer nights. The dinette converts to a double berth while the foot of the starboard settee serves as the seat for the small, aft facing chart table. The AC/DC electrical panel is located here, as well as open panels for radios and repeaters. AC plugs are located in each cabin and a 30-amp battery charger is standard. The forward stateroom also features a large double berth and full hanging locker.

The Hunter 33, with its impressive design features, upgraded quality construction, brand name hardware and comprehensive standard gear package, is sure to become another bestseller for one of America's most consistent builders.

Contact Tracy Buczak CPYB,, 814-455-6800, 716-680-4554 cell, 960 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Tracy Buczak, CPYB - Sales & Brokerage

Erie, PA


Phone: 814-455-6800

Tracy has sailed for over 30 years. As a former winner at Youngstown Level Regatta, he met Don Finkle and built a relationship that lead to his position at RCR. In addition to sailing, Tracy has a USCG Master’s Captain’s License. He considers himself lucky to have turned my avocation into his vocation. Sharing his knowledge and love for sailing and boating in general with both experienced boaters and those new to the sport has given him great pleasure and added new friendships to his life. As a founding member of Sail Erie helped shape the group of sailors with common interests focused on cruising and educational activities in the Greater Erie area. Tracy joined RCR Yachts in late 2001 and helped open RCR Erie in the spring of 2002. Since then he has enjoyed building our Erie office as a successful part of Erie and our regions boating community. Hundreds of boats, both power and sail have been sold from this office and their owners have joined the RCR Family of owners. We continue to focus our efforts to making the buying and boating experience a good one for our customers.