“We have owned and enjoyed our new Marlow Hunter 40 for 6 months now and we have enjoyed sailing her for at least 75% of the weekends from February through July in varied conditions. We had never sailed as a family before last year when we started sailing J-24s and J-80s and my wife was a complete beginner at that point.
I originally had my sights set on a Beneteau Oceanis 38 or a Jeanneau, but as I got my wife, Dulce, comfortable with the fact that we were going to be a sailing family she quickly took over the decision process for what we were looking for – and we are, frankly speaking, much better off for it!
We met Lawrence and Brenda at the Seattle Boats Afloat Show in September of 2014. Dulce quickly determined that the interior finishing was of better quality in the Marlow Hunter than her French sisters. Dulce wisely looked at a couple of boats that were 5 years old and it was even more noticeable there. Further, the Hunter had a very spacious galley and all her features were well thought through. She also had a wider beam, which gives more space and more stability, which is great for us having two little daughters of 3 and 5 years.
From a sailing perspective I appreciate that I can handle her myself from the helm as her design is set up so that you can run all the sheets within reach of the helm. This is of course also very helpful as Dulce sometimes has to take care of the kids when we’re forced to jibe or tack.
All in all we have been very happy with our Marlow Hunter 40 and we are also very happy about the support we have had from Lawrence, Brenda and others from Specialty Yachts, both throughout the sales process, importing process and also from a support perspective after taking possession of the boat. We have had several questions and I know I can always turn to Specialty Yachts for prompt and accurate answers.
The bottom line is that if you are a family like us and you’d like to spend quality time together on the ocean – I’d very much recommend you contact Specialty Yachts as I know they can help you find what you need for your specific situation.
All the best,
The Bjorklund Family”
(aboard their new Marlow Hunter 40)