Vela Via ("Sail Away" ) is a beautiful, well maintained, one owner Hunter 41 Deck Salon. This is a high quality sailing vessel with top of the line Raymarine electronics, roller furlers for all sails, Yanmar 54hp diesel, bow thruster, spacious salon and galley with accommodations for 6. She points well and glides through the water at an impressive 7-8 knots and cruises at 8 knots under power. Many upgrades and personal touches such as the custom helm seat. She is tried and true having sailed the Chesapeake Bay, ICW to South Carolina and Atlantic Ocean to NY. This is a must see for the sailing enthusiast.
DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
Speed / Weight
Hull & Deck
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Guest SR/S: 3/6
- Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
41' 0" (12.50m)
38' 8" (11.79m)
35' 6" (10.82m)
13' 6" (4.11m)
5' 0" (1.52m)
6' 6" (1.98m)
62' 10" (19.15m)
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Hunter 41 DS Walk Through
Step onto Vela Via from the aft swim platform and up the built in steps and into the spacious cockpit. The cockpit features port and starboard seating, raised stern seats and a custom helm seat. The salon is accessed through a center cockpit door, and down 4 steps. The high end galley is located to port, master head to starboard. Forward of the master head is the navigation center. Mid salon features a U-shaped dinette to port and a sette to starboard. Forward is the double berth guest stateroom, Through the guest stateroom is the guest head. Aft of the salon stairs is the master stateroom with a queen berth.
Hunter 41 DS Cockpit
The spacious cockpit offers cushioned port and starboard seating, double stern pulpit seats, and customized centered helm seat. There are 4 cockpit and transom storage lockers with an extra large port side "mega locker". The helm center features a Whitlock direct drive steering system with single lever engine control, wheel brake, lighted Danforth compass and stainless steel wheel (collapsible). Helm electronics include auto pilot, bow thruster, VHF radio, wind speed indicator and Chart plotter/GPS. Engine control console is located to starboard. There is a cockpit stereo system separate from the salon system.
The swim platform features a stainless steel telescoping ladder and hot & cold transom shower.
There is a Bimini cover and canvas dodger for sun and wind protection. Multiple stainless steel hand rails make it easy and safe when getting onto the deck and into the cockpit.
Hunter 41 DS Salon
The salon is highlighted by the high gloss finish teak woodwork, 6'6" headroom, U-shaped dinette with adjustable table (converts to double berth), and settee.
Adjacent to the settee is the Sanyo flat screen TV/DVD, Bose CD stereo with dual speakers. Below the settee is storage that holds the various equipment manuals.
The navigation station, aft of the salon, features a desk area with wooden bench seat, chart plotter, additional VHF radio, tank level indicators for fuel (1), water (2), and waste (1), climate controls, and Trident barometer and ship's clock. Beneath the bench seat are the house batteries.
Storage consists of multiple raised cabinets and counter space over the dinette area to port.
The AC unit is located under the dinette.
An additional feature to the salon are the 3 hatches that have built in / adjustable / retractable shades and screens.
The salon features overhead lighting, 12V receptacles, and courtesy floor lighting.
Hunter 41 DS Galley
The L-shaped galley is very multi-user friendly and features the following:
- Corian countertop
- Double stainless steel sink with cutting board
- In-counter waste bin with top access and a side access door
- Gimbaled two-burner LPG stove with oven
- Tappan microwave
- Nova Kool under counter refrigerator
- Nova Kool under counter freezer
- Custom 6 setting dish cabinet, lighted, self-draining and dryer fan
- Storage includes shelving, 5 drawers, three storage cabinets (1 double up / 1 single down)
Added features include overhead lighting, two portals and an overhead hatch with integrated shade and screen.
Hunter 41 DS Accommodations
Vela Via features accommodations for 6 with the forward, mid and aft staterooms and converted dinette.
The forward guest stateroom consists of a double berth to port, two chrome reading lights, cedar lined hanging locker and under berth storage (cabinet / drawers). To starboard is a Corian vanity top with built in sink with cabinets above the sink. There is 6'2" headroom throughout and an overhead hatch.
The forward stateroom offers a private head and shower, overhead hatch and teak shower seat, and build in cabinet.
The aft master stateroom has a queen berth with custom bed spring system, cedar lined hanging locker, under berth storage, two chrome reading lights, two portals with screens, There is also access to the generator (port side) and to the engine through the hanging locker.
The mater stateroom head consists of Jabsco head and separate shower with adjustable shower head, Corian vanity countertop, mini-hatch, two frosted opening portals.
Hunter 41 DS Electronics
'The main electronics are located at the helm and navigation stations.
The navigation station has the following components:
- Raymarine E-80 Chart Plotter
- VHF Radio (1 of 2)
- Tank level indicator (water/fuel/waste)
- Climate control
- Trident barometer
- Trident ship's clock
The cockpit helm station consists of the following Raymarine components that are all with arms length:
- ST-7000 Smart Pilot Autopilot
- ST-60 Speed, Depth and Wind instrumentation
- E-120 Chart Plotter/GPS
- Sony CD/Stereo with cockpit speakers
- Bow thrusters
- VHF radio (2 of 2) Commandmic II
Hunter 41 DS Electrical / Mechanical
The electrical and mechanical systems are as follows:
- Batteries – house (3), starter (1), spare (1)
- Battery charger (50 amp)
- Dual dockside power with cords
- Electric water heater (11gal)
- Shower sump pumps
- Bilge pumps
- Yanmar diesel generator (1yo w/ 48hrs)
- Dual AC in salon and master stateroom
The engine consists of a Yanmar 54hp diesel engine with three bladed prop which is an upgrade to the standard 40hp two bladded prop systems. There is also a electric pump for performing oil changes. Owner has changed the oil each year with top of the line synthetic oil.
A nice feature of the engine room is multiple access from the galley, under the salon stairs, aft of the stairs and from the stateroom hanging locker.
Hunter 41 DS Rigging, Sails and Deck Features
Vela Via is a well laid out sail boat which makes operating the boat from the cockpit an easy experience.
- Boom Vang
- Dual single line reefing led to aft
- Internal halyards led to cockpit
- 8 sheet stoppers
- 2 jib sheet winches
- 2 rigging winches
- Roller furlers for jib and main sails
- Furler reefing drifter replaced 2yo ($3000 value)
- Working Sail area - 843ft
Deck features include:
- Deep anchor well for rode and chain with latched cover
- 360 degree rub rail with stainless steel friction guard
- Dockside freshwater hookup
- Double lifelines with 3 gates
- Electric anchor windlass
Hunter 41 DS Safety Features
General safety features include:
- Automatic engine room fire extinguisher system
- Carbo monoxide and smoke detectors
- High bilgewater alarms
- Emergency tiller
- Multiple hand held fire extinguishers
Hunter 41 DS Disclaimer
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.