Hunter Marine Corporation is a U.S.-based sailboat builder and a subsidiary of Luhrs Marine Group, which also produces Silverton, Mainship, and Luhrs brands of powerboats.In the 1800s Henry Luhrs, a German immigrant, outfitted trading ships and owned a chandlery. His grandson, Henry, continued the family heritage on the New Jersey coast, building and repairing recreational and fishing boats. By the early 1960s Henry and his sons, John and Warren, were building over a thousand powerboats a year. Hunter Marine is now an any with partial ownership available to all employees, and is part of the Luhrs Marine Group, which onsists of ortfishing boats, Silverton Motoryachts, Ovation Luxury Motoryachts, and Mainship Trawlers.The Hunter ilboat line began in 1973 when Warren Luhrs decided to combine his building skills with his passion for iling. Among his goals was producing an affordable boat. The early Hunter boats, designed by John E. Cherubini, targeted the value-priced market and developed a reputation for respectable quality and good value. Hunter gradually evolved into one of the largest sales volume producer of mid-priced sailing yachts, in direct hatalina Yachts and Beneteau. Hunter is responsible for several market innovations, including their ademark stainless steel cockpit arch and their use of the B & R rig. Hunter also began the construction of sailboats ose hulls make use of bow hollow and stern reflex, marine architecture design elements that maximize thrust nder sail.