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Hunter 290 Shoal draft is a Cruising sailboat built by Marlow Hunter and designed by Hunter Design. Her first hull was built in 1999 with an overall lengh of 8.94 m or 29.4 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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HUNTER 290 SHOAL DRAFT Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft8.94 m / 29.4 ft
Builder(s)Marlow Hunter
Designer(s)Hunter Design
BrandMarlow Hunter
VersionShoal draft
categoryCruising sailboat
CountryUnited States
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built1999
Last Hull Built2001
AppendagesKeel wing keel
HelmSingle helm wheel
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosing aft cockpit with opening system
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi fractional
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)2
Number of Head(s)1
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal151 L / 39.9 gal
Ballast Ratio0.34


Overall Length (LOA) 8.94 m / 29.4 ft
Hull Length8.71 m / 28.7 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)8.19 m / 26.11 ft
Beam (width)3.28 m / 10.10 ft
Draft1.17 m / 3.10 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 3360 kg / 7408 lb
Ballast Weight1158 kg / 2553 lb


Critical Hull Speed6.95 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)173
Ballast Ratio0.34
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement16.56 m²/T / 178 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL12.95 m / 42.6 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders AngleSwept-back (Bergström)
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Upwind Sail Area37.16 m² / 400 ft²
I32 ft * 9.75 m
J11 ft * 3.35 m
P29.1 ft * 8.86 m
E12 ft * 3.66 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power18 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity76 L / 20.1 gal

Below Deck

Maximum Headroom6.2 ft * 1.88 m
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