Hunter 31 Channel

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This is a variation of the very popular Hunter 31. The Channel 31 has a slightly smaller LOA, a twin keel, fractional sloop rigging and a few other differences. These slightly smaller variations arrived to the market in 2000, mainly for the European audience.

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Our team of Precision Sails experts conducted extensive research on the web to gather information about the specific sailboat in question. We thoroughly scoured various online sources to compile relevant and accurate information for the boat owner. Our team carefully curated the information to ensure that it would be helpful and informative for the user. We understand the importance of having a deep understanding of your boat’s features, and our goal is to provide comprehensive and reliable information that will enable boat owners to make informed decisions about their sailing experience. By sharing our expertise and knowledge, we hope to empower our customers to get the most out of their sailing adventures.

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All About Your Hunter 31 Channel

Rig Specifications

These are the specifications provided by the designers, but even from the factory, these boats may not be identical. The reason for this is that the sail industry often contracts manufacturing to different sources in order to achieve economies of scale. What this means is – your Channel 31 may be more unique than you initially thought.

It’s important to note that boats are also frequently customized, so if you suspect that work has been done on yours, it’s best to take your own measurements. When ordering a sail, we will advise you if using the manufacturer’s specifications is appropriate, or if we require you to complete our own measurement forms.


I: 38.70 ft / 11.80 m
J: 11.40 ft / 3.47 m
P: 39.25 ft / 11.96 m
E: 13.25 ft / 4.03 m

Sail Plan

The Hunter 31 Channel features a sloop rig. A sloop rig is a single-masted sailboat configuration with one head sail, typically a jib or a genoa, and a mainsail. This simple and efficient rigging setup is commonly found on a wide range of sailboats, including the Channel 31, and offers excellent performance, ease of handling, and versatility in various wind conditions. The sail controls are strategically positioned within easy reach of the helmsman, which allows for quick adjustments to aid with switching wind conditions. Hunter also offered the option between a standard rig and a furling mast system, providing flexibility for different sailing styles and skill levels.


The design of the Channel 31 is well-thought out and a testament to Hunter Marine’s dedication to performance and good looks. The well-balanced proportions and hull shape contribute to the boat’s performance capabilities, allowing the boat to slice through water with ease. Downstairs, you’ll be greeted by a spacious seating area and ample headroom. Large windows and hatches allow for natural light to flow in, which makes the interior feel more open. With lots of storage, you’ll never run out of room for equipment and personal items.



Hunter Marine was founded in the early 1970s and had a goal to create sailboats that not only excelled in performance, but also comfort and affordability. Released in 2000, the Hunter 31 Channel quickly gained popularity for its sleek design, spacious interior and impressive sailing capabilities. This is a boat that caught the attention of both experienced sailors and newcomers. Over the years, the Channel 31 underwent several design modifications and feature enhancements, adapting to the evolving needs and preferences of sailors. Today, the Hunter Channel 31 continues to be a sought-after sailboat, cherished for its excellent craftsmanship and performance.



The performance of the Hunter Channel 31 is unparalleled, combining speed with stability to provide a safe yet exhilarating experience. The Channel brings both a balanced rudder and a deep, bulb keel to the table, which provide excellent stability, minimizing heel and boosting comfort, even in rough conditions. Furthermore, the Hunter 31 Channel’s performance is not limited to open water sailing. Its versatile design allows it to perform well in various sailing scenarios such as racing or coastal cruising.


From its sleek exterior to its thoughtfully laid-out interior, the Channel 31 is a sailboat that catches eyes for all of the right reasons. The Hunter 31 Channel excels in performance with its responsive handling and versatile rigging options. Its efficient hull design and sail plan deliver excellent speed and stability, allowing sailors to confidently navigate various wind conditions. The spacious cockpit provides lots of seating and excellent visibility. With ample storage and a spacious cabin, this boat ensures a comfortable voyage. By investing in the Channel 31 you are guaranteeing comfortable and stress-free adventures.

Recommended Sails For Your Channel 31

We would love to help you enhance your sailing experience on your Channel 31. That’s why we have put together a list of expertly curated sail recommendations just for you. You can find more information about each sail and what makes our sails stand out by following the links to our education page.



I (Foretriangle height)

38.70 ft / 11.80 m

J (Foretriangle base)

11.40 ft / 3.47 m

P (Mainsail luff)

39.25 ft / 11.96 m

E (Mainsail foot)

13.25 ft / 4.03 m

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