SOLD | 2003 Hunter 356

(SOLD) 2003 Hunter 356

If you are in the market for a comfortable performance cruising boat, this Hunter 356 is not to be missed!  "Natural Magic" is being offered for sale by her original owner.  Many upgrades over the years.  Complete maintenance history is available.  Do not miss this well-kept vessel!  Please be sure to click on the Full Specs tab for all of the details on this fine cruising yacht.


  • Manufacturer:Hunter
  • Model: 356
  • Year: 2003
  • Category: Sail
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Cambridge US
  • Vessel Name:Natural Magic
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Hunter Design Team
  • Make:Yanmar
  • Model:3GM30F
  • Engines(s):1
  • Hours:
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:27|horsepower
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:35 ft
  • Beam:12 ft
  • Draft - max:
  • Bridge Clearance:55.25 ft
  • Fuel Tank:38|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:75|gallon
  • Holding Tank:38|gallon



Accommodations & Layout

Starting below in the bow, the forward stateroom offers a large V-berth with shelves above and storage below.  Just aft of the berth there is hanging locker space on either side of the cabin.  Forward bulkhead is just to the aft which has a large door in addition to an opening louvered door if you prefer more ventilation and light. 

As you step aft from the forward cabin, you arrive in the large salon which offers lots of natural light, seating, and storage space.  To starboard there is a comfortable U-shaped dinette seating with a table which converts to an additional berth.  Opposite to port is a straight settee.  Navigation station is on the aft end of the port settee, along with all of the system circuit breakers and battery controls. 

Moving further aft to port is the head with a separate shower compartment.  Opposite is the functional L-shaped galley which has refrigeration, double stainless steel sink, microwave, propane stove and oven, and lots of storage for galleyware. 

Beyond the galley is the large master stateroom which features an athwartships master berth with an queen size inner-spring mattress, hanging locker, and drawer storage. 

Engine access is behind the companionway steps which flip down for quick & easy access.  Transmission and rear of the engine may be accessed through the aft master stateroom.

Deck & Hull

  • Stainless steel arch with mainsheet
  • Stainless steel bow & stern pulpits with double lifelines - stern pulpits have seats
  • Stainless steel deck handrails
  • Two-tone non-skid deck
  • Anchor well with electric windlass
  • Stainless steel stem fitting with anchor roller
  • 5 cockpit/transom storage lockers
  • Integrated swim platform
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • 1 dorade vent
  • 3 opening hatches with screens
  • 4 opening ports with screens
  • 3 fixed hull ports
  • Through-bolted hull/deck joint
  • One-piece continuous rub rail with stainless steel insert
  • 6 dock cleats

Sail Area & Rig Specs

  • Mast height from waterline 55'3".
  • I : 44'10"
  • J : 13'2"
  • P : 44'11"
  • E : 15'0"
  • Sail Area : 721 sq ft


  • Wheel console includes: folding cockpit table, S/S guard, drink holders, lighted compass, and single lever engine control
  • Walk-through transom
  • Hinged helmsman seat
  • Wrap-around coamings
  • Halyard storage wells
  • Hot & cold cockpit shower
  • Manual bilge pump

Electronics and Electrical

  • Dual MXD378SXM Stereo
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF with cockpit RAM 3 Mic
  • Garmin 3010C GPS in cockpit
  • Raymarine/Raytheon Wind speed & direction, boat speed, and depth sounder
  • Raytheon linear drive autopilot
  • Dockside AC power
  • Multiple AC outlets in cabin
  • AC/DC switch panel
  • Battery selector switch
  • Battery charger
  • Electric automatic bilge pump
  • Running lights with steaming and anchor light
  • Cabin lighting


  • Stainless steel sink
  • Hot & cold pressure water with 6 gallon hot water heater
  • Two burner LPG stove & oven
  • Microwave
  • Built-in trash receptacle
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer

Factory Options Installed

  • Accord window shades
  • Air conditioning with reverse cycle heating
  • Arch-mounted bimini system
  • 2 burner gimballed propane stove w/oven
  • Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker & associated gear
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • In-mast mainsail furling
  • Traveler on arch
  • Raymarine linear-drive autopilot
  • Raymarine GPS
  • Raymarine wind machine, boat speed, & depth instrumentation
  • Refrigeration
  • Stainless steel deck rails
  • Stereo

Vessel Upgrades & Major Maintenance

  • 2020 - New roller furling genoa from Mack Sails due for completion in spring, 2020.
  • 2019 - New LED Anchor light
  • 2019 - New Dual brand stereo
  • 2019 - New galley faucet
  • 2019 - New head faucet
  • 2019 - Hydraulic steering ram rebuilt
  • 2019 - Hydraulic autopilot ram rebuilt
  • 2019 - New fan installed for master stateroom
  • 2018 - 3 - group 27 house batteries replaced
  • 2018 -1 - group 24 starting battery replaced
  • 2018 - New teak & holly sole
  • 2018 - New pedestal cover
  • 2018 - New port hole over galley stove
  • 2018 - Rigging inspected
  • 2018 - New shower sump pump and new shower sump box
  • 2018 - New mainsail (November 2018)
  • 2017 - Spare macerator pump aboard

  • 2017 - New high water bilge pump
  • 2017 - New low bilge pump
  • 2017 - Replace the hatch gaskets
  • 2017 - New topping lift
  • 2017 - New traveler lines
  • 2017 - New raw water washdown pump and filter
  • 2016 - New solenoid for propane system
  • 2016 - New 2-blade Variprop feathering propeller
  • 2016 - New anchor roller
  • 2016 - New in-mast furling gear
  • 2016 - Yanmar engine rear main seal replaced (September 2016)
  • 2016 - New cutlass bearing
  • 2015 - New fuel pump
  • 2015 - New 150' 5/16" anchor chain
  • 2015 - New 100' 3/4" anchor rode
  • 2015 - New macerator
  • 2015 - New LED lights throughout cabin
  • 2015 - New VHF radio with GPS connection
  • 2015 - Install dinghy outboard lift system
  • 2015 - New Asymmetrical spinnaker, sheets, and blocks
  • 2015 - New magma grill and cover
  • 2015 - New dodger and bimini
  • 2014 - Rigging inspected
  • 2014 - Replaced windlass with new
  • 2006 - Replaced head with Raritan PH-II

Manufacturer Provided DescriptionThe Hunter 356 features a tall, fractional rig, which is a direct descendent of the B&R rig that powered Hunter's Child to a second place finish in the recent BOC. Hunter has engineered the mast to carry less weight aloft with smaller sections. This is accomplished by utilizing swept-back spreaders and reverse diagonals as well as mast support struts. This combination provides superior strength without a backstay and increases the stability at the same time. By using a large roach main as the power sail, Hunter has eased the effort in sail handling and allowed for real versatility for all wind and sea conditions. The benefit is better performance with less effort. The deck layout of the Hunter 356 reflects the innovation that accompanies the rig. An integrated arch protects the cockpit from snapping main sheets and blistering sun with the optional Bimini. This arch keeps the cockpit clear and open. A custom console stands ready with the standard VHF and instruments. Single-lever control and a fold-down table along with engine instrumentation complete the command station. The swim platform and walkthrough transom complete with shower and folding ladder are perfect for water sports or for boarding the tender. Storage is everywhere and the non-skid is absolutely first-rate. Comfort is truly important aboard whether for a week or a year, so Hunter has created an interior that not only looks good, but works as well. Two private, large staterooms along with an enormous head with shower and a salon that can seat eight plus a gourmet galley will keep all the crew happy.

DisclaimerThe Company 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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