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Moondance was our 1990 Hunter 28' sloop. We purchased her in August 1997 and her home port was Deale, Maryland, east of Washington DC on the Chesapeake Bay. She was named after the Van Morrison song we danced to at our wedding. On her, we sailed the entire length of the Bay several times, and circumnavigated the Delmarva Peninsula, traversing the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Delaware River, and the Atlantic Ocean from Cape May, New Jersey to Norfolk, Virginia. Most of the on-water lighthouse pictures on this site were shot from her deck. In January 2004 we decided to upgrade to a new and larger boat. She was listed in February and sold in April. She was a great boat and ideally suited for a couple cruising the Chesapeake Bay.

Moondance at anchor off Smith Creek, June 1999            Moondance at anchor off Smith Creek, June 1999

Moondance at anchor with Gail on the stern, June 1999

Moondance in the travel lift, Gail by stern            Balls of Steel


Hunter 28

Sloop - fractional rig

Years built: 1989-94

LOA: 28

LWA: 24 2"

Beam: 10 6"

Draft:3' 9"

Displacement: 7,400 lbs.

Ballast: 2,800 lbs.

Sail area:399 sq. feet

Mast height:46' 7"

Head room: 6 2"

Auxiliary power: 18 hp diesel

Water capacity: 30 gallons

Fuel capacity: 18 gallons

Hull Speed: 6.6 knots

Hunter 28

Hunter 28            Hunter 28

The Interior
(These are brochure shots. However, Moondance looked very much like this.)
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