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The Hunter 33 – A “Sensational Sequel”

We just sold a Marlow-Hunter 33 and when the boat arrived at our yard we were reminded why there is so much excitement about this boat. The award-winning Hunter 33 is a stunning sailing yacht.

Hunter’s signature window line gives this yacht the sleek feel of the latest Hunters, but the improvements don’t end there. The hull design has been improved, featuring a wider beam further aft as well as a more profound bow hollow. The result of this hull design is a longer dynamic waterline, which means more speed. The deck features a sleek, modern profile with large side windows allowing for increased interior light. The deck hatches are flush-mount, offering an enhanced look that complements the new profile. Lengthening the cockpit has allowed the new Hunter 33 to have a cockpit that is longer than its predecessor. The cockpit of the Hunter 33 also features a fold-down swim platform that extends the already lengthy cockpit when folded down while the boat is docked or at anchor.

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CNY Boat Show

It’s been a long winter for most of us in upstate New York and the rest of the Northeast but with the arrival of the Central New York Boat Show this week we can turn our thoughts to the upcoming boating season.

The Central New York Boat Show and Sale, which runs February 12-16, 2014, will showcase more than 500 all-new models of power and sail boats, including cruisers, sport boats, pontoon boats, personal watercraft, and docks. The show is at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse in three buildings – the Center of Progress, Horticulture Building, and the huge Exhibit Center Building.

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Summer Sailstice

Saturday, June 21st marks the 14th anniversary of Summer Sailstice, a global holiday celebrating sailing. In 2013, sailors participated by racing, cruising or daysailing from all 50 US states and over 40 countries sailing ‘together’, wherever they were in the world. Empire Yacht Sales and Fair Point Marina will be hosting a Summer Sailstice event on Saturday,…

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