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The Hunter 450 Passage Maker is a modern center cockpit ocean going vessel designed to be a self-sufficient long range cruiser.
You only have to go below to understand what Hunter had in mind when they developed the 450. Enormous wraparound windows bring copious amounts of light into the main saloon, enhancing what is already a very large space.
The Hunter 450 Passage Maker was built from 1996-1998 with a total of less than 200 hulls completed in that time. Karen Lee is hull #174.
The Hunter 450 Passage Maker was offered with either the 78-hp Volvo or 76-hp Yanmar Diesel engine. Karen Lee is outfitted with the 76-hp Yanmar engine, and she has less than 600 hours on her engine!
The Hunter 450 Passage Maker has a capsize ratio of 1.89 and a comfort ratio of 29.90 making it salty enough to cruise all the way down to Grenada, the Panama Canal, and beyond. The boat has a hull speed of 8.32 knots making it particularly swift under power or sail.
Karen Lee is outfitted with the standard Wing Keel and has a draft of 5' 6''.
Karen Lee is a complete cruising package fully outfitted and ready to take you up to Nova Scotia this summer or down to the Caribbean this winter.
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The descent at the main companionway features a quasi-spiral stair element that deposits you just to port of centerline. Before you along the port side are a built-in longitudinal settee and, aft, a terrific galley in a U-shaped niche. Behind you to starboard, a six-person dinette, the nav station and finally a head lead you back to the primary stateroom in the stern.
In the primary aft stateroom (the crown jewel of any center cockpit) is a comfortable centerline queen-size walkaround berth with its own box spring, an en suite shower and a separate head, as well as a settee to port, built-ins, hanging lockers, and ample storage all around.
A guest stateroom in the bow features its own Pullman-style queen-size berth and private head, as well as a settee and built-in hanging lockers to port.
The six-person dinette converts into a third double berth if desired, and Karen Lee is outfitted with cushion to cushion to complete this third berth.