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1986 67’ Custom Wilbur/Hunt Express Cruiser.  The combination of an iconic C. Raymond Hunt design and masterful build by renowned Wilbur Yachts resulted in this classy, no-nonsense motor yacht.  In 2015 EXPLORER underwent a thorough refit of her hull, running gear, superstructure, all systems and tankage.  She’s a proven and capable performer with 350 hrs on rebuilt 710 hp Detroit-Allison Diesels providing efficient 20 kn. cruising speed.  Renewed interior features include 3 cabins and 3 full heads, standup engine room and a library/study with elec. lift to flybridge. 


Layout and Design

EXPLORER was originally designed for a very knowledgeable yachtsman whose requirements included solid construction of a fiberglass motoryacht that could comfortably cruise in a seaway, upwind as well as downwind. This resulted in a proven sea-kindly vessel that blends economical and safe performance with the popular no-nonsense Hunt style.

This well-maintained yacht would make an ideal live-aboard family cruiser just by virtue of its comfortable interior arrangement plan alone. Add to that factor the many features usually found on larger vessels, such as study, standup engine room, and spacious private master stateroom, that place EXPLORER in a class by herself.


Starting at the bow, the forward stateroom features an upper single berth to starboard, with cane-fronted locker below, and a low single berth to port. Aft of the starboard berth is a dresser with four drawers and a roomy hanging locker. A color TV is mounted on the forward bulkhead and nearby are doors that access the forepeak. A large overhead hatch provides ventilation and natural light, which is further enhanced by white walls, varnished oak trim, and off-white Berber carpet.

A companionway/combination shower leading aft from this stateroom has a separate bath to starboard with toilet, vanity sink, and numerous storage lockers. Doors in the companionway allow this area to be used as a day head or, for further privacy, as an ensuite bath as part of the forward stateroom. Just aft is access to three different areas: port stateroom, crew lounge, and stairway up to the main deck.



This stateroom to port includes upper and lower berths with a shelf outboard and drawers beneath lower, small dresser with drawers, and hanging locker forward of berths. There is a color TV on the shelf above the hanging locker. White walls with varnished oak trim provide a light an airy environment accented by a teak and holly sole. The ensuite head, forward, features vanity sink, toilet, and generous storage in lockers.


A private stairway from the main salon leads aft below to the master stateroom. Immediately to the port at the base of these stairs is a day head with toilet and vanity sink. The master stateroom is furnished in teak paneling with a teak and holly sole. Starboard is a queen-size berth with drawers beneath, a bedside table with drawers, large hanging locker with dresser with drawers, TV atop. The berth has brass reading lamps and conveniently located air conditioning controls. To port is a single berth flanked by an end table with sawing-up writing surface. More storage is available in another large hanging locker and numerous shelves and cubbies. There are four ports with privacy covers.


The ensuite head has toilet, vanity sink, and separate shower stall with steam room capabilities. This stateroom has a personal companionway to the aft cockpit.


The crew lounge is aft of the port stateroom and the main deck stairway. It includes a small L-shaped dinette to port.

Starboard is a Kariba III washer / dryer, color TV, stainless steel sink, two refrigerators, and extensive storage in lockers and drawers.

A door in the aft bulkhead gives access into an engine room with full standing headroom.


The stairway to the main deck leads up to the on-deck study and observation lounge where a large sette, (with drawers beneath), across the aft bulkhead faces two teak and stainless cushioned pedestal chairs. The large windows forward provide natural light and excellent visibility while the port and starboard sliding doors allow access to the deck as well as cross-ventilation. The main electrical panel is handily located to port, an electric platform lift to the flybridge to starboard. A lower steering station could be fitted here, if desired.

A doorway aft to from the study opens into the main salon / galley. This multipurpose area has a commodious L-shaped upholstered sette with varnished teak drop leaf table in the starboard aft corner, built-in bar, color TV with Panasonic VCR, Sherwood AM/FM tuner with dual cassette deck, and a Pioneer CD player. The study and main salon/galley are tastefully decorated with white walls set off by varnished teak joinerwork and enhanced by teak and holly soles.


The galley is ranged along the port side of the salon and is equipped with the following:

- Panasonic built-in microwave oven

- Princess 3-burner electric stove with oven
- Double stainless steel sinks
- Kenmore dishwasher
- Custom commercial grade refrigerator
- Garbage disposal
- Icemaker
- Numerous lockers and drawers


The aft cockpit is accessible directly from the master stateroom or through port and starboard doors from the side decks. A 6' extension was added in 1989/90 by Rybovich Boat Works to increase this space. This fully encloseable area is air-conditioned and furnished, port and starboard, with L-shaped cushioned settes fronted by hi/lo tables. Along the forward bulkhead is a cabinet with lockers and 2 drawers to port, cushioned bench seat with storage beneath to starboard. A Sony TV with VCR is housed in a teak cabinet. The spacious lazarette can be reached through a hatch in the sole.


The fully enclosed flybridge can be reached by way of either the electric platform lift in the study or the port side deck. The counter steering console, with Pompanette helmsman's seat, offers excellent visibility and total protection from inclement weather and twin double action overhead hatches allow for natural ventilation. Two forward facing, cushioned bench seats offer underway seating for guests. Seating is also available aft on the L-shaped cushioned sette with varnished teak drop hi/lo table.



- Robertson AP200 autopilot w/ remote
- Furuno 1641 MK II 64 mile radar (1997)
- Northstar 941 GPS w/ differential
- Raytheon 630 Color LCD Plotter (1999)
- Northstar 800 loran
- SEA 222 SSB radio
- (2) Standard Horizon VHF radios
- Ritchie "8" compass in stainless binnacle
- Azimuth electronic digital compass
- Datamarine International offshore depth sounder
- Datamarine Navigator knotmeter
- Datamarine wind speed indicator w/ 2 displays
- Datamarine Chart Link II
- Alden weatherfax
- Raytheon Ray 410 hailer

- 110V AC & 12V DC systems
- 8kW Northern Lights generator
- 22kW Northern Lights generator
- 40 amp battery charger
- 20 amp bat


 - Hynautic hydraulic single helm wheel steering, 2-3/4 turns lock to lock

- Panish single lever engine controls
- Glendenning engine synchronizers
- Capital Marine Gear transmissions
- Dripless Strong stuffing boxes
- Stainless main struts
- Stainless intermediate struts
- 33 x 33 cast bronze propellors
- Stainless spade runners
- 2-1/2" stainless shafts w/ dripless shaft seals
- Gyro Gale pneumatic dual fin stabilizers
- Trim tabs
- FRP waterlift mufflers
- Wet exhaust system through non-metallic hose
- Oil transfer system
- Watermaker-35GPD (reconditioned 2000)
- (4) 12v/DC manual / automatic bilge pumps w/ monitor system
- Spare 33 x 34 propellors stored in engine room
- Heads use fresh or saltwater



- Nouvrania 11' inflatable (2000) w/ 25 hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard (new)
- 8 person Liferaft (current inspection)
- Electric windlass
- 65 lb CQR w/ 3/8" BBB chain
- 100 lb Danforth storm anchor w/ rode
- Danforth stern anchor
- Spare Danforth anchor
- Flare kit
- 2 lifeslings
- Canvas cover for tender (new 2000)
- Canvas and plexiglass enclosure for flybridge (replaced 2000)
- Canvas and plexiglass enclosure for aft cockpit (replaced 2000)
- Remote control searchlight













LOA: 70'
Beam: 16' 9
Draft: 5' 6
Displacement: 82,000 LBS.
Fuel Capacity: 1185 gal.
Water Capacity: 600 gal.
Designed By: C. Raymond Hunt
Builder: Wilbur Yachts
Model: Hunt 67' Downeast Motor Yacht
Year: 1986
Hull Material: Cored Fiberglass Composite
Configuration: Express Cruiser
Location: Ft. Lauderdale
Boat Engine: 2ea. Detroit Allison 8V92TA Diesel
Horsepower: 710 hp each
Cruising Speed: 20 kn
Top Speed: 24 kn

Originally launched in 1986, she has been with the current owner since 1999. The vessel has undergone a meticulous total refit of all hull, propulsion, running gear and auxiliary machinery, electrical, electronic, plumbing, waste tanks, water maker, refrigeration, air conditioning.  Deck fittings, windows and ports removed, re-plated, re-bedded, with topsides and superstructure painted, making her equivalent to a 2015 new build of a classic C. Raymond Hunt design. 

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Tripp Estabrook

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