Flagship Boat Transport had the opportunity to move the MH31 recently and Wow a great cruising off-shore sailboat. The Marlow-Hunter 31 is the latest off-shore cruising model being made by this top-notch manufacturer and designers. She maneuvers and handles well without exception. Marlow-Hunter has 40 years’ experience building fine sailboats.
Her exterior construction - hull and deck with Vinyl Ester resins and gel-coats, continuous reinforcement fibers, Kevlar and state of the art Nida-coring. The security is there with its structural integrity. A medium size vessel with a much larger look and feel inside at a glance and out too.
The MH31’s specs are 32’4”LOA, 11’10”beam, and displacement of 12,000# dry or less. Shoal draft is 4.5’ or deep draft of 5.5’ and making highway boat transport easy at a height 12’. Standard mast height is just a tad over 46.5’. Flagship Specialized Shippers, www.boattransportpros.com can bring your MH31 to your dock or marina with ease.Perfect size with plenty of living space with headroom of over 6’ and some her great attributes on the interior are teak furniture and floors, Corian countertops, ball bearing drawer hardware and top of the line appliances and equipment. Nicely appointed and no skimping on options here!
My experience with this vessel is that she is sleek and clean but totally livable. I have never been a “sailboater” but the MH31 one has changed my prospective. I could spend a month cruising the southern waters on this girl and only touch ground for provisions or a swim. Never sailed before? The Marlow-Hunter website even includes programs and contact info for folks who teach you to sail. Sounds like it may be time to enjoy a more relaxing cruising option.
This sailboat was one of the hottest boats at the Annapolis Boat Show last fall. For another article about the MH31 sailboat when she was showboating in Annapolis check out: http://www.greatlakessailingco.com/mh31-memorable-booth-talk/