Hunter 290

Sale Pending
The Little Boat That Could
Boat Name: Cherokee Lullaby II
SV Cherokee Lullaby II is a 2001 Hunter 290, which the present owners have had for sixteen years.  Affectionately known as “the little boat that could” the current owners have sailed her both offshore and inside the ICW from Savannah as far north as Georgetown, South Carolina and as far south as Key Biscayne, Florida. In 2012 she was sailed across the Gulf Stream and spent 5 months in the Bahamas visiting places like Bimini, Frazier’s Hog Cay, Nassau, and the Exumas chain from Highbourne Cay down to Staniel Cay. 
The Cherokee Lullaby’s shoal draft of 3 ft. 6 inches is perfect for the shifting sands of the southeast coast and for getting into the many spectacular anchorages just behind the barrier islands of her home waters. At cruising speed, her 18 hp Yanmar diesel engine sips fuel at the rate of one-half gallon per hour. That’s right…two hours per gallon! The 135-watt Kyacera solar panel and Blue-Sky controller provide ample recharging to operate the boat systems for extended stays at anchor. The canvas cockpit enclosures were custom made in 2016 and increase the living space aboard substantially and provide a living space that is comfortable and dry in all weather conditions and seasons. Her oversized 22 lb. Rocna anchor with 60 feet of chain and 150 feet of nylon rode provide a safe and reliable ground tackle system that allows for worry free nights at anchor.
The engine has been professionally maintained and with only 1331 engine hours has more than 80% of its useful life left. The bottom has been repainted with antifouling every two years. Lifelines were replaced in 2018. Bronze thru-hulls have been replaced over several seasons, as well. The furling head sail was new in 2019 and the furling mainsail was new in 2020. Cherokee Lullaby has two Garmin GPS chartplotters and two depth finders providing redundancy of key electronics.
Below deck the living space features a galley to port with an ice box and two burner propane stove. Off the galley to aft is the entrance to the large double berth aft cabin. To starboard is the head with marine toilet, vanity/ sink and shower. The rear facing nav station sits just forward of the head at the foot of the companionway steps. The salon features two settees, a teak dining table that breaks down to create a double berth in the salon and a hanging storage closet that can double as a pantry. Forward is the vee berth with large overhead hatch for good ventilation.
Cherokee Lullaby is a well-maintained vessel, fully capable of reaching places like the Bahamas or providing endless family adventures by anchoring behind the local barrier islands and taking a dinghy or kayak to shore.  SV Cherokee Lullaby puts endless adventures within your reach!
LOA                                                    28ft 6 in
Length at Waterline                            26ft 11 in
Beam                                                 10 ft. 9 in
Draft                                                   3 ft. 6in.
Displacement                                     7400 lbs.
Overhead Clearance                          44 ft.
Engine Make                                      Yanmar Diesel
Engine Model                                     2GM20F fresh water cooled
Horsepower                                        18 hp
Engine Hours                                      1331
Traditional Stuffing Box and Packing Nut
Electrical System
AC Power                                           Shore power 110 volt
DC Power                                           Engine Generator and 12 volt batteries
Number/Type of Batteries                   2 Deep cycle 12-volt lead acid
AC Battery Charger
135-watt Kyacera solar panel and Blue-Sky controller
Fuel Tank                                           18 gallons
Fresh water tank                                40 gallons
Holding Tank                                      approx. 20 gallons
Hull / Deck
Keel                                                     Shoal draft Fin
Stainless steel keel bolts cast into lead keel
Deck/Hull construction                         Fiberglas w/ white gelcoat / molded non-skid
Three opening hatches
5 opening portlights
Stainless Steel Cockpit arch with traveler
Bottom Paint and hull waxed 8/2020
6 heavy thru bolted deck cleats
Lifelines replaced 2018
Below waterline thru-hulls and sea-cocks 
Bronze -alloy some replaced in 2015 and others in 2019
Steering System
Edson Pedestal steering with console
Stainless cable and quadrant
Ground Tackle
Main anchor: Rocna 22 lb.
Spare anchor: Danforth
60 ft. chain and 150 ft. of 5/8 nylon rode
Stainless Steel anchor roller
Canvas and Support Structure
Custom dodger, Bimini and full enclosures  (new in 2016)
Canvas integrated with supports from Stainless Steel Cockpit Arch
Bimini support structure is stainless steel tubing (no straps)
Companionway canvas screen
Bow tarp system
Sails and Rigging
Mainsail                      Seldon In-mast furling  (new furling main sail October 2020)
Jib                               Seldon Roller furling (new jib sail 2019) 100%
Standing Rigging        Seldon aluminum mast
                                    Swept back spreaders
                                    Aluminum boom with rigid-vang
Running Rigging         Jib halyard and sheets replaced 2019
Winches                      Two cabin Top Lewmar 16 winches
                                    One mast mounted winch for roller furling main sail
Sail Tracks                   Port and Starboard deck mounted sail tracks with cars
Roller Furler                 Furlex 100S
Cam Cleats                  Lewmar spinlocks on each side of companionway
Whisker Pole
All lines led aft to cockpit
Two depth finders (one stand alone and one on chart plotter
Garmin   GPSmap 740s Color Chartplotter with Touch Screen and Sonar
Raymarine Sonar (stand-alone backup)
Garmin GPSmap 640 (Hardwired with 8 hr. back-up battery)
Raymarine Ray53 DSC VHF Radio
Deep insulated icebox
Stainless steel sink in galley
Two-burner Propane cook stove
Pressurized fresh water at galley sink, head vanity and stern shower
Solid wood cabinets and drawers over and under galley counter top
Corian Counter tops in Galley and on Head Vanity
Cabin Appointments
Solid wood cabin and head doors and cabinets
12-volt cabin lights throughout vessel – most replaced with LED lights
L shaped settee to starboard side of Saloon Table
Straight settee to port side of Saloon table
Saloon Table converts to sleeping berth
Teak Wood bulkheads and cabinet joinery
Interior curtains and pillows match blue upholstery fabric
Froli mattress spring system for v berth
Showers in Head and in cockpit
Caframo 12-volt fans in V-berth and Saloon
Teak and Holly Cabin Sole
Sanitation System
Jabsco Manual Flush Marine Toilet –
18-gallon Polyethylene holding tank (tank monitor replaced in 2020)
Y- valve
Additional Features
Manuals for all systems aboard
Garhaur Stainless Steel Outboard motor lift
Outboard Motor mount
Throwable PFD
50 ft. shore power cord
Fire extinguishers
Two forward dock lines two aft dock lines and two mid ship spring lines
Life jackets
Air horn
First Aid Kit