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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.
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.
MASTER STATEROOM HEAD
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.
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
- Hynautic hydraulic single helm wheel steering, 2-3/4 turns lock to lock
- Panish single lever engine controls