Wellington Yacht Partners currently has the Hunter Scott Duffy 38, Deceiver, listed with an asking price of $340,000. The 1998 Downeast flybridge cruiser starts with an Atlantic Boat Company Duffy hull, which was finished by Hunter Scott, who stopped building in 2005. The yacht has a single stateroom and head. The yacht recently got upgraded Raymarine electronics and a new Simrad autopilot.
Furniture is thoughtfully arranged to help create a sense of space and volume, helped in part by natural light via the salon windows. Owners and their guests will find seating with loose lounge chairs to port and an L-shaped settee and folding table abaft the standing helm to starboard.
Heading aft through the salon door brings lead to an open cockpit with room to add loose furniture for sundowners with friend, take in the sun or perhaps put the five rod holders lining the transom to use catching dinner during that summer cruise with the family. The cockpit is also equipped with stowage lockers and an insulated cooler with a built-in drain.
A ladder to port leads to the flybridge where a two-seat helm station sits abaft a forward-facing bench seat, perfect for taking in beautiful sunsets or enjoying the breeze as the captain navigates to the next waypoint.
Belowdecks, the galley is positioned to port, although an open concept makes it almost feel like part of the salon. A U-shaped countertop provides plenty of space for fixing meals. The galley is also equipped with a two-burner electric cooktop, a microwave, a sink, a mini-refrigerator and plenty of cabinet stowage.
To starboard is the single head, which is full-size head with a separate shower from the toilet and sink. Portholes and roof hatches along with the well-placed lighting on board keep belowdecks well lit. The single stateroom is in the forepeak with two double berths and hanging lockers.
Power for this Hunter Scott Duffy 38 is twin 420 hp Caterpillar 3126 diesels, which, according to the Atlantic Boat Company, produces cruise speeds in the 18- to 20-knot range. The Caterpillar diesels have just 525 hours on them.
Where is Deceiver located? The yacht is currently located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
- Length Overall: 38’6”
- Maximum Beam: 14’
- Draft: 4’11”