Anastasia | Hunter 53' 2001

Annapolis, MD

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Yacht Name: Anastasia
Builder: Hunter
Model: HC 50
Year: 2001
Location: Annapolis, MD
Designer: Hunter Design Team - B&R Designs
Hull Material: Fiberglass


Anastasia is a unique boat in today's world of cruising yachts. She was the brainchild of Warren Luhrs, in conjunction with B&R Designs and the Hunter Design Team. They built a boat that took the experiences of single-hand around-the-world sailors and made an advanced long-distance express cruiser. The HC50 was built to provide fast, stable, and comfortable passage making. 
Her sistership took 1st overall and 1st to finish in the 2007 Port Huron to Mackinac Solo Challenge Race. Anastasia was a semi-custom build for an experienced cruising couple with consultation by record-breaking sailors Steve Pettingill and Warren Luhrs. She represents the best of cruising comfort and safety, coupled with super high 20+ knot performance. Features include:

  • Upgraded Yanmar 55HP engine with MaxProp vs standard 38HP sail drive.  
  • Carbon fiber spars vs standard aluminum
  • Wheel steering vs tiller
  • 3rd Generation Bergstrom and Ridder rig
  • Port and Starboard water ballast tanks (2700 lbs)
  • 3 watertight bulkheads
  • Transom extension "sugar scoop"
  • 2 watertight doors
  • Double head rig
  • Ultra-light hi-tech construction
  • Generator


Length: 53'
Beam: 15'
Draft: 6'
Water Tank Capacity: 50 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH3E
Power: 55 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4000 Hours

Sails & Rigging

  • Sail Area : 1274 sq ft
  • Working Sail Area : 1013.00 sq ft
  • Full battened mainsail, material Hydranet® (2013 UK Sails)
  • Genoa w/furling system material Hydranet® (2014 UK Sails)
  • Cutter jib w/furling system material Hydranet® (2014 UK Sails)
  • Code zero (2016 Thornbury Sails NZ)
  • Storm jib (Original)
  • Spinnaker (Original)
  • All sails in good condition.
  • Mainsail cover
  • Three single line reefs
  • B&R Mast and triple spreader rig / carbon fiber
  • Fixed height boom w/rigid vang / carbon fiber
  • Tripod mast support / carbon fiber
  • Bow sprit / carbon fiber
  • Rod Rigging (Original, good condition)
  • Forestay replaced with wire in 2009
  • 2:1 main halyard
  • Lines led to cockpit
  • (4) 3-speed self-tailing winches, (1) electrical
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker gear
  • Linestoppers
  • (4) locking winch handles
  • Fixed jib sheet w/2 pad eyes
  • Windex® windindicator
  • Lightning rod



  • Foam cored deck
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Cabin handrails
  • Mooring cleats and padeyes
  • Deck locker for sail storage
  • Electric anchor windlass w/drum and chain gypsy (chain stores in keel sump) 300 feet
  • Cockpit arch with mainsheet attachments (Bimini replaced in 2017)
  • (8) opening deckhatches
  • open transom w/storm boards
  • Transom lockers
  • Non-skid deck
  • Deck wash down outlet
  • Outdoor shower
  • (2)Ventilated LPG lockers on sugerscoop



  • Cored hull topsides
  • Flush thru-hulls under waterline
  • Double hull construction
  • Adjustable water-ballast system w/ electric pump
  • external lead bulb
  • spade rudder



  • Wheel steering system (Whitlock) (New Bearings 2017)
  • Compass
  • Protected cockpit seating area forward
  • Cockpit line storage
  • Hot/cold transom shower
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Swim ladder
  • Cockpit Cushions (2017)
  • Cockpit Sheet Storage Bags (2018)



  • Forward harbor berth
  • Head w/separate shower stall, combined as a wet storage
  • Eco-Vac toilet in forward head (Reconditioned in 2016)
  • Large hanging locker, shelves and and drawers
  • Wicker faces on lockers
  • Curtains for deck ports
  • Hatch shades w/screens
  • Gimbaling navigation station
  • Handrails in salon
  • 6´4"(1,98) headroom
  • Day head adjacent to companionway w/washingmachine
  • Port and starboards seaberths aft, on starboard side w/door and locker
  • Convertible workbench and tool storage
  • Air conditioning Needs Repair (Needs new display and circulation pump.)



  • Hot/cold waterpressured system
  • Double stainless sinks
  • Laminated countertops
  • Built in waist-bean
  • LPG 2-burner stow w/oven
  • Refrigerator w/separate freezer
  • Wicker faces on storage cabinets
  • Pantry storage
  • Microwave



  • Balmar 750 265 AMP Alternator/Watermaker driven by 2 Cyl Yanmar diesel
  • Dockside power w/ cord
  • Inverter 2500W
  • Built-in solarpanels on arch
  • Shower sump pump
  • Balmar Watermaker with Spectra Membrane
  • Navigation Lights converted to LED (except for aft steaming light)
  • Cabin reading lights
  • Tank gauges-fuel and holding tanks
  • (1) engine starting battery (New 2018)
  • (3) AGM batteries 265 Amp/h x3 (New 2018)



  • Engine Yanmar 4JH3E, freshwater cooled 55 hp 41.2kw (4000 Hours) 7 kts cruising speed at 2100 RPM
  • Standard 80 AMP Alternator
  • Extra alternator on main engine 165 AMP
  • Folding propeller, Max prop®
  • PSS Dripless Shaft Seal
  • Dual Racor Filters



  • Aqua Pro RIB 3,20 meter
  • Two stroke MERCURY 15 Hp w/tank (2015)



  • Bruce anchor with strengthened bow roller (2016)
  • Fortress anchor
  • (4) Inflatable life-jackets
  • Emergency tiller
  • Emergency rudder
  • SWITLIK liferaft 6 persons (Last serviced in 2013)
  • MOM (Last serviced in 2013)
  • EPIRB, up to date



  • Raymarine E120 plotter w/radar
  • Raymarine SRG Autopilot
  • Raymarine instrument full set in cockpit and navstation
  • 12 V stationair mini PC (fanless) for navigation (Open CPN) and communication
  • 12 V LED-screen
  • Inmarsat C
  • AIS (2010)


Dive Equipment

  • Two sets of complete diving equipment.
  • (2) Tanks (2) BCD (2) Regulators (2) Dive computers/Watch (2) Drysuits


Manufacturers Description

The hull design of the HC50 incorporates the lines of both Hunter's Child and Route 66. B&R Designs invested considerable development time on this shape in the test tank (at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden), shaping the hull lines which became the basis of Hunter's Child's exceptional speed and seaworthiness. The aim was to produce a hull shape that would plane easily and which did not alter below the waterline with variations in heel angle. In this way the fore and aft balance of the hull remains the same whether upright or heeled. The result is a boat that is easy to steer and has great directional stability. The forces on the helm are reduced and the tendency to broach in heavy surfing conditions is nearly eliminated. These fair hull lines are actually a series of semicircular underwater sections of increasing radius as the design moves aft. This shape achieves a narrow waterline (easily driven with low wetted surface) with a wide flared deck and deflector ridge. The flared deck joint helps divert spray away from the boat, keeping the deck and cockpit dryer and giving a lifting force that helps prevent the bow from diving at speed. Tank and full scale testing have shown that instead of sinking into the trough between progressively larger bow and stern waves as speed increases (this always occurs with traditional displacement hull types), this shape lifts toward the surface and the bow wave moves aft. The acceleration from displacement sailing speeds to planing speeds is smooth with a minimal hump of resistance to overcome as this transition occurs (as is typically experienced in planing powerboat hull types). In practical terms, this translates into a simple equation: on optimum points of sail, the stronger the wind blows the faster the boat moves. To produce a strong and light offshore sailboat, Hunter has detailed the construction to include high tech materials and production methods.