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Hunter Sonata 7

Hunter Sonata 7

£5,900 VAT paid

Built: 1980
Currently lying: Torquay, UK - United Kingdom

Andante has been equipped and maintained regardless of cost by the present owner, who has fastidiously cared for this Sonata 7 and brought her up to a remarkably impressive condition.
During the past five years of enhancement and upgrading, total expenditure has been very considerable:-
• Rig – complete rig renewal, new self-tail winches, high efficiency luff-track by Tides Marine and much more.
• Sails – new mainsail and genoa by Dart Sails, plus new covers.
• Electronics/electrics – complete system replacement and rewire; also Raymarine Seatalk NG integrated system, i70 wind and multi-function displays, iCom VHF with transceiver and GPS tri-data transducer.
• Epoxy/GRP – copper-coat, renew deck paint.
General presentation and quality of new installations contribute to impressive condition.
Vendor is now proceeding with his next yacht, hence the first serious buyer at this attractive low price £5,900 will secure this superb Sonata 7 - call Mike on 07717 885435.


LWL: 18.4 ft
LOA: 23 ft
Beam: 8.5 ft
Draft (fixed): 4.9 ft
Displacement: 1.12 tonnes


Engine: 6hp Mariner 4-stroke outboard (2005) in good condition - currently decommissioned - will be serviced at vendor's cost prior to sale.
Adjustable outboard bracket
Separate remote fuel tank

Navigation equipment

Compass: Plastimo Contest
VHF radio: ICOM IC-323G VHF transceiver with GPS and DSC (2015)
Electronic chartplotter: Lowrance Elite 7 (2015)
Wind instruments: Raymarine i70 wind system (2018)
Navigation lights: 12v LED NASA Super Combi tri-colour steaming plus all-round white anchor light (2018)
Autopilot: Raymarine Autohelm ST1000
Windex Hawk (2021)
VTrix VHF aerial (new 2018)
Raymarine Seatalk NG Integrated System (2018)
Tri-data transducer and NMEA interface (2018)
2 qty i70 multifunction displays - viewed from cockpit (2018)

Deck gear

Bow anchor: Fortress with weighted10mm rode - never used (2018)
Primary winches: 2 qty Lewmar EVO 15ST (2017)
Secondary winches: 2 qty Lewmar 6 for halyards
Winch handles: 2 qty - floating lock-in
Mainsail cover
Lazyjacks: 4-drop both sides
Winch handle pocket in cockpit
Gas bottle in anchor well plus spare empty bottle
Tiller extension: by Spinlock
Covers checked, repaired and valeted in 2020/21


Engine battery: 80 12v (2018)
Shorepower system: with RCD and CTEK smart battery charger (re.built 2015)
Stereo/radio: Fusion MS-RA70 domestic radio (fitted 2017)
12v fused switch panel and isolator
Cockpit speakers: port side VHF, starboard side domestic radio (2019) plus 2 speakers in cabin

Rig and sails

Rig type: fractional Bermudan sloop
Mast: IYE (alloy)
Standing rigging: replaced in 2017
Kicker: tackle with Barton boomstrut
Mainsail: in high aspect Polyprog with low friction cars and 2 reefs (good condition) – by Dart Sails (2016)
No.1 genoa: furling in low aspect Polyprog (good condition) – by Dart Sails (2016)
Spinnaker pole
Spinnaker: valeted and repaired by Dart Sails in 2018
Genoa/jib furling: Furlex 50s (2017)
Port and starboard access gates for cockpit access fitted in 2017
Boom: by z Spars Z-160 with single life reefing (2017)
Main and genoa sheet tracks
Low Friction High Efficiency Main Luff Track: by Tides Marine Ltd - (fitted 2017 by Rigging Solutions Ltd)
Easymatic 2-speed mainsheet system
Sails checked, repaired and valeted in 2020/21
Rigging checked and cleaned pre-season (2021)


Hull construction: grp
Hull colour: white
Keel construction: deep fin
Deck colour: grey non-slip
Steering: transom hung tiller steering
Coppercoat applied 2013
Transom mounted rudder: Coppercoated in 2020
Anchor locker: re-gelled in 2019
Grey painted non-skid finish to cockpit, seating and sole panel
Andante lifted out, polished and clean (2021)
Check and abrade Coppercoat anti-fouling (2021)

Safety equipment

Horseshoe lifebuoy: with light
Webbing jackstays: White
Fire extinguisher(s): 1 qty (possibly out of date)
Warps: various
Fenders: various
Boat hook
Gas Safety Certificate updated in 2019
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
Stanchions with guardwires (renewed (2017)
Crew Saver 165N lifejackets: 2 qty


Cooker: by Plastimo with 2 burners & grill
Number of berths: 4 berths in 2 cabins (double V-berth in forepeak cabin plus 2 qty single settee berths in saloon)
Toilet: Thetford 365 chemical toilet under berth in forepeak (new 2018 - never used)
12v LED Saloon Lights (2018)
LED Light, 3 pin sockets and USB in forecabin (2019)
Gebo hatch in fore cabin
Large amount of locker stowage under berths in cabins
Upholstery: new 2016

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