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About Tally Ho

Tally Ho is a  Hunter 410 (year 2000) we purchased in March 2006.

It has AC, Heating, generator, radar, and fridge freezer for the drinks.

We have in mast furling and a small rollup dingy that we use to go ashore when anchored out. 

Introduced in 1998, the Hunter 410 was the product of the company's in-house design team and is aimed at providing the maximum people accommodations that can be packed into her 40' 8" overall length. Buyers could choose from a two- or three-cabin layout sleeping either six or eight persons.


Model Yrs Built LOA LWL Beam Draft
Hunter 410   98-   40.52'   37.86'   13.58'   5' / 6' 5 in  
Displacement Ballast Sail Area Mast Height Headroom Water Capacity
20,000 lbs   7100 lbs   875 sq ft   58.38'   6'6 in   145 gal  
Fuel Capacity Aux. Power I J P E
50 gal   50 hp   47.77'   16.16'   45.42'   19.25'  
Keel and Prop: Keel material 2-blade prop size 3-blade prop size Shaft size
Lead 18x15 rh 18x14 rh 1.25 in



Port side

Starboard side

First day of ownership

Name has now been changed - but cannot get a good photo of it yet.


All covered up for winter


Like most modern production boats, the Hunter 410 is constructed with an exterior coat of vinylester resin to hopefully eliminate the osmotic blisters common to many manufacturers in the 1970s and 1980s. Vinylester resins have been used in exterior coatings of most entry level fiberglass boats for nearly 10 years now and in coatings of custom and high-end production boats for even longer. It seems to be doing its intended job as osmotic blisters have been dramatically reduced. The 410's hull below the waterline is a solid layup of alternating layers of chopped strand fiberglass mat and woven roving fiberglass cloth and polyester resin. Above the waterline, a 3/8" balsa wood core is used between fiberglass laminates for stiffness and lighter weight. Decks are a composite of fiberglass and plywood core except aluminum plates replace the plywood in the way of hardware attachments. The deck and hull are joined with an out-turned flange, bolted on six-inch centers, sealed with 3M 5200 and covered with a heavy duty vinyl extrusion.

The cockpit of the Hunter 410 is very comfortable with deep seats, high seat backs, good storage in the seat lockers and additional storage in lockers on the sugar-scoop transom swim platform. The mainsheet and traveler is attached to the arch over the cockpit and there is no back-stay with this rig so these normal cockpit obstructions are removed. There are 24-inch-high double lifelines and stainless steel stanchions along the side decks, a welded stainless steel bow rail and an anchor locker and windless on the foredeck. There are no fewer than 11 opening ports and deck hatches which provide excellent cabin ventilation and there are six large fixed port lights allowing light below.

All the ports and windows make for cheery, bright interiors on both arrangement plans of the Hunter 410. The main saloon features a starboard galley at the base of the companionway and port head and shower. Moving forward there is a large U-shaped dinette to starboard opposite a settee and navigation table. Forward of the main saloon is a cabin with a Pullman berth to starboard and hanging locker and bench seat to port. This cabin is pushed far enough forward that the Pullman berth is necessarily narrow and not ideal for an adult couple. The second head is all the way forward. Aft and tucked under the cockpit is either a master stateroom with an athwartships queen berth or mirror image quarter berth cabins with fore and aft double berths. Standard equipment includes 145-gallon fresh water supply which certainly comes in handy. On the downside, storage is rather limited for a 41-footer.

Auxiliary power is provided by a 50-hp Yanmar diesel engine with excellent 270-degree access for service and useful 50-gallon fuel supply.


Pictures of "Tally Ho" sailing in the Abacos.