The Hunter 170 is an American sailing dinghy that was designed the Hunter Design Team and first built in 1999.[1][2][3][4]

Hunter 170
DesignerHunter Design Team
LocationUnited States
Builder(s)Hunter Marine
NameHunter 170
Crewsix (maximum)
Crewsix (maximum)
Boat weight478 lb (217 kg)
Draft4.49 ft (1.37 m) with centreboard down
LOA17.08 ft (5.21 m)
LWL12.08 ft (3.68 m)
Beam7.00 ft (2.13 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typecenterboard
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig typeBermuda rig
I foretriangle height18.95 ft (5.78 m)
J foretriangle base5.54 ft (1.69 m)
P mainsail luff19.42 ft (5.92 m)
E mainsail foot8.37 ft (2.55 m)
SailplanFractional rigged sloop
Mainsail area81.27 sq ft (7.550 m2)
Jib/genoa area52.49 sq ft (4.876 m2)
Total sail area133.76 sq ft (12.427 m2)


The design was built by Hunter Marine in the United States, starting in 1999 but is now out of production.[1][2][4]

The design was replaced in production by the slightly larger Marlow-Hunter 18, which was introduced in 2011.[5]


The Hunter 170 is a small, unsinkable, recreational dinghy, built predominantly of ACP. It has a fractional sloop rig, a raked stem, an open reverse transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a retractable centerboard. It displaces 478 lb (217 kg), has 1,500 lb (680 kg) of built-in positive flotation and can accommodate up to six people.[1][4]

The boat has a draft of 4.49 ft (1.37 m) with the centreboard extended and 0.49 ft (0.15 m) with it retracted, allowing beaching or ground transportation on a trailer.[1]

The boat may be fitted with a small outboard motor for docking and maneuvering and a 2.5 hp (2 kW) motor was a factory option. Other factory options included a 202 sq ft (18.8 m2) asymmetrical spinnaker, a road trailer and a launching dolly.[4]

The design has a hull speed of 5.08 kn (9.41 km/h).[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter 170 sailboat specifications and details". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b Browning, Randy (2018). "Hunter Marine". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b InterVisionSoft LLC (2018). "Sailboat Specifications for Hunter 170". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d Hunter Marine (1999). "Hunter 170" (PDF). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  5. ^ Doane, Charles J. (13 July 2011). "The Hunter 18". Sail magazine. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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