45′ Hunter DS Sloop 2008

Posted 10 February 2020 | Sailboats   




She’s a sailboat for the sailing experience sailors look forward to… and then remember.


  • BULA BRO is a 45′ Hunter Deck Salon Sloop 
  • Designed by Glen Henderson, Chief of Engineering at Hunter Marine
  • Hull #1 Built by Hunter Marine in St. Augustine Florida in 2008
  • Hull L.O.D. 44.82’
  • L.O.A 48’
  • L.W.L 39.2’
  • Beam of 14’ 6”
  • Draft of 5’
  • Bridge clearance of 60’ 8”
  • Double spreaders
  • Spade rudder
  • Internally mounted keel
  • Displacement of 22,986#
  • Iron Ballast of 7389#
  • Side Power Bow Thruster
  • Duel Helms
  • Walk-thru transom 
  • Last Haul 2016


  • Yanmar 54 HP with 2200 hours in Excellent condition
  • 66 Gallons of Fuel
  • Ungraded Alternator
  • Light in engine compartment

Sail Inventory and Ground Tackle:

  • Standing and running rigging replaced 2016
Aluminum Spars
  • Fractional B & R Rig
  • Furling to mast Main 2016
  • Doyle Roller Furling Jib 120% 
  • Light weight Spinnaker with sock
  • Whisker Pole mounted against mast
  • 1 Lewmar #40 Electric winch on cabin top
  • 2 Lewmar #48 Electric Primary winches in Cockpit
  • 2 Lewmar #48 in Cockpit
  • 1 Lewmar #40 on cabin top
  • All lines lead to cockpit thru clutches
  • Delta 55# Anchor Mounted on bow roller
  • 100 Feet chain and 200 rode
  • Electric Windlass in Anchor locker

Navigation Equipment:

  • Nav Pods at both helms
  • Two 2” Compass at helms
  • Ray Marine E-120 GPS Plotter in cockpit
  • Ray Marine E-80 at Nav station with repeater to TV in salon
  • Ray Marine Auto Helm
  • 2017 Monitor 2″ Stainless Steel Wind Vane on transom
  • Ray Marine 24 mile Radar with Side scanning Interphase sonar on pivoting mount
  • ICON IC-M422 VFH at Nav and Helm
  • 2017 ACR Global-fix Pro EPIRB

Electrical and Electronics:

  • 3-4D Batteries 
  • Xantrex Battery charger/Inverter
  • Control monitor for Xantrex Battery charger/Inverter
  • Monitor Panel for 12V and 110V systems
  • Monitor panel for fuel tanks


  • In-house 1600 BTU FCF Air Conditioner in Main salon and forward cabin
  • Headroom of 7′ 4″ 
  • Large wrap-around windows in salon
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Nine opening ports and 2 vents
  • Three hatches with screens
  • Two Full Private Staterooms Total  of 7 berths
  • Forward cabin with pullman double berth on port side, storage, hanging locker and vanity on port
  • Large Salon with Ultra Leather U-shaped seating for 10-12 on port
  • Salon Table converts to queen sized berth
  • Settee on starboard converts to berth
  • Navigation Station with teak seating and storage on Starboard
  • Inverter, charger and 10v monitors at Nav station
  • Salon ‘Sole’ DC Television Chart Plotter relay
  • Bose Stereo System and speakers in salon and two speakers in cockpit arch
  • Master cabin with king berth, 28” Samsung TV, storage and hanging locker
  • Access to stern head from Master cabin
  • Galley with 2 Stainless sinks and pull-out faucet
  • Corian counter tops in Galley and head
  • 140 Gallons fresh water
  • Generous storage areas in galley and under seating
  • Galley cabinet with dish rack and fan to dry dishes
  • Built in trash can on galley counter
  • Gimbaled 3 Burner Propane Stove and oven 
  • 20# Propane tank in stern lazarette
  • Counter toaster oven
  • ‘Cafe Combo’ Built-in Microwave with Coffer maker
  • 2019 Isotherm Freezer
  • 2016 Refrigerator
  • Storage in galley subfloor
  • Stern Enclosed Head with fresh water Jabsco Electric toilet, sink and separate shower with teak bench and grate
  • Forward enclosed head with toilet and shower
  • 10 Gallon Hot water heater
  • 50 Gallon Holding tank with macerator
  • Washer and Dryer in stern cabin

Deck and Additional:

  • Custom Sunbrella Bimini and Dodger with side curtains 
  • Fold out cockpit table seats 6
  • Built in stern Stainless seats and rails
  • 2 Large lazarette lockers
  • Aluminum Davits for inflatable
  • 2″ Stainless arch across cockpit
  • Control Main and jib from port helm
  • 6 KLW Fisher-Panda Generator
  • Stainless companionway doors
  • Double bow roller
  • West Marine 10’ Inflatable with 6 HP Yamaha Outboard 2018 
  • Three Solar Panels 250 Watts each total 750 Watts mounted on bimini
  • Mast stepped on deck
  • Two ventilators on deck
  • Life Sling on pushpit
  • Triton Lifetime 1 man Ocean Kayak
  • All safety equipment

The Hunter 45DS has redefined the Deck Salon concept with the brightest and most open salon ever designed. Oversized deck ports draw in huge volumes of natural light to complement the rich woodwork and airy floorplan. A wraparound windshield dominates the sleek and imposing exterior profile that announces it’s presence with authority in any harbor.

The hull is solidly constructed and shaped for lively performance and a smooth ride, even in rough sea conditions. On deck, dual helm stations deliver the ultimate in comfort, control and visibility for the captain. Hunter’s stainless steel Traveler Arch, B & R rig and a unique double-ended mainsheet system provide the crew with effortless sail handling. The large, T-shaped cockpit is well equipped to provide shelter at sea and sociable lounging at anchor.

The galley size and amenities will enable you to create memorable meals from provisions held in the 45’s immense storage reserves. An expanded aft stateroom features a queen size berth, large hanging locker, storage galore and private access to the aft head. Opening hull and deck ports supply plenty of light and fresh air. Forward, your guests will enjoy the Pullman-style cabin with a side mounted double berth and storage capacity for two. For convenience, the open vanity is separated from the private head and shower located in the forepeak.

The Hunter 45DS combines the most popular design features to create a boat that will elevate your sailing enjoyment to a whole new level.

Hunter 45’ is a spacious, well equipped, and very sea worthy world cruiser.
She was upgraded in 2016 with many extras including new standing and running rigging. Set up to blue water cruise with bow thruster, new roller main and Jib. The interior design is open and bright with air conditioning and all amenities. She is the ultimate cruising sailboat, comfortable and exhilarating!

Rainbow Yachts offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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