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Hunt Introduces the new Coastal Series Flagship: 40 CC

New Hunt Yachts 40 Center Console with Triple Mercury Outboards

  Annapolis, MD (October 19, 2017) — Hunt Yachts proudly announced the newest addition to its fleet, the Hunt 40 CC, at the United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis. Hunt Yachts has always been obsessed with performance and the 40 CC continues our legendary focus on the best ride in the toughest conditions. Trusted by […]

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POWER & MOTORYACHT: PURSUIT OF PASSION

Power & Motoryacht, August 2017 – A labor of love for her owners- and those who built her- the Hunt 72 was designed to exceed expectations.  Read full article. Learn more about the Ocean Series 72 here.

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Welcome Aboard the Ocean Series 72

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  What they’ve said: “It is impressive to see a boat this size that can be operated by the owner.” “The 72 has over 80,000 man hours in its build and each was well spent.” “Not trying to sound cliché, but this is a timeless design.” If you haven’t fallen in love yet, we invite […]

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Legendary ‘Deep-V’s and the Payne family legacy

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Georgian Bay Today, Issue 116, Spring 2017 “Hunt Yachts are a legendary boat manufacturer with a strong following on Georgian Bay for over 60 years. The new Hunt Harrier 25 is now locally available through Payne Marine of Pointe au Baril. The unique ‘Deep-V’ hull design of this boat makes it the ideal standard for […]

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Yachting Magazine: Hunt 72 Overview

Dreaming of a new yacht in the new year? Check out the video tour of the new Hunt Yachts Hunt 72 filmed at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Photos from the Hunt 72 Shoot  

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Coastal or Cabin?

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At Hunt, we don’t just build boats, we build someone’s boat. Because each Hunt yacht is crafted to meet our highest standards and yours, we’ve added an alternative interior for the Hunt 46 to help you envision yourself aboard. What’s your yacht style? Do you prefer: Option A – a crisp and clean, coastal interior design […]

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Southern Boating Magazine: 26CC

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Southern Boating Magazine 2016 “The Hunt 26CC (25’ LOA, 9’ beam) is a sporty center console that doesn’t skimp on sophistication. With plush social seating for 12 guests and ample storage for gear and food, the 26CC is made for fishing at dawn, cocktails at sunset and everything in between. Specifically designed and engineered to handle […]

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Best New Powerboat 2017: the Hunt 72

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  We are so thrilled to share that Hunt Yachts has won the most prestigious new product award for the second year in a row at the Newport International Boat Show. The Hunt 72 headlined our fleet in the Hinckley Hunt Pavilion and won the top prize of “Best Powerboat Overall.” The Newport for New Products awards are presented by leading […]

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Christening: Hunt 72

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  Posted by Roe OBrien on Sunday, August 21, 2016 Christening Roger & Jennifer’s Hunt 72 “J Sea IV”Congratulations to Roger & Jennifer on christening “J Sea IV”, hull #1 of the Hunt 72! Posted by Hunt Yachts on Sunday, August 21, 2016

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Sea Trial: Hunt 72

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  It’s ready! Sign up here to receive the photos after the shoot. Click here to be contacted about the Hunt 72.                

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Harrier 25 Demo, Available Now!

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    Harrier 25 The Harrier 25 is a sporty runabout with timeless classic style. A versatile seating plan can handle a crowd of ten and the spacious cockpit includes an on-deck wet bar with fridge and award-winning ergonomic helm. The cabin has a generous bunk for naps and overnights, a marine toilet and makes […]

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Get on Board Contest Winner

Congratulations to our “Get on Board” contest winner, Sportographer01! Thanks for taking us ‪‎aboard‬ “Unplugged” and sharing your ‪Hunt Yachts‬ memories with us this summer. We hope you enjoy your new ‪Yeti‬ cooler, happy Hunting!            

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NEW Hunt 72: Update from RI

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She’s here and she’s fiercely beautiful. The new Hunt 72 landed in the port of NY/NJ, was unceremoniously dropped over the side of her mother ship and was ready to run south without hesitation. On a gorgeous summer day, J Sea IV fairly flew down the Sound reaching a blistering 34 knots with a delighted […]

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Just Splashed: The Hunt 72

  Some days, you just have to pick up your new boat in New York City. The Hunt 72 arrives in a big way! Click here for more information on the Hunt 72.        

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Join the Hunt Family

  Join the Hunt on social media, you’ll be the first to learn about new products and exciting events. And even though you may not be on our dock, we’ll share our special moments with you, just like these! For more information on the 32 Center Console, click here. For more information on the Harrier 25, […]

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Get on board and win!

Create a wave of memories on your Hunt this summer and tag us. The boater with the most memories shared from Memorial Day – Fourth of July wins! When: Memorial Day Weekend – Fourth of July (5/27/16 – 7/4/16) How: Show us your Hunt Hull, Hunt Hangout or Hunt Happy Hour by tagging us (handles below) […]

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Hunt 72 Nears Completion

Excitement builds as the new Ocean Series yacht gets close to launch! Fifteen months have passed since the commissioning of the Hunt 72, and many, many hours of design and build work have gone into the project. That time has been well spent on spectacular results, as you’ll see the picture gallery below. Some of her […]

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Exciting News About the Surfhunter & Harrier 29s!

Be the first to know the exciting news from our New Products Development Team:  The Surfhunter and Harrier 29s, our most popular models, are being treated to complete makeovers.  It all started when Hunt Yachts added a substantial bracket to the boat and hung a pair of Yamaha or Mercury outboards on it–your choice!  And […]

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Welcome Aboard Nick Bischoff and Scott Kinney

The Hinckley Company has hired industry veteran Nick Bischoff to lead sales of Hinckley and Hunt Yachts. Nick brings twenty years of experience to the role having held similar positions at Sunseeker, Tiara and Allied Richard Bertram. He will be responsible for the leadership of the Hinckley and Hunt sales organizations and expanding distribution opportunities. Currently the […]

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The Surfhunter 29 Impresses at BoatTest.com

BoatTest.com recently released their outstanding review of the Surfhunter 29, touting it’s Downeaster heritage, smooth ride, and day boat practicality. “When all is said and done the buyer is getting a top-shelf boat. The attention to detail, history of engineering, and the nautical knowledge that goes into each of Hunt Yachts’ boats is what the buyer is paying […]

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ShowBoats International: The Hunt 80 is both traditional & unconventional

ShowBoats International, February 2016 – As we walk around the yacht’s generous decks, well-finished in teak planking, Van Lancker says that Hunt designs boats from the outside. “We’re not about to compromise on that, ” he says. But truly, with an estimated 80,000 man hours in this yacht, there does not appear to be any […]

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Hunt Yachts at the New York Boat Show

Guess who’s coming back to New York? It’s been a long time since Hunt has taken a bite out of the Big Apple, and we can’t wait! Join us at the New York Boat Show from January 6th – 10th to find out what’s new, meet the team, and take a look at our newest […]

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Hunt 32CC Gets Rave Reviews from BoatTest.com

  BoatTest.com’s review of the Hunt 32CC is now live, and boy is it awesome. Detailed and glowing are just a couple words that leap to mind. Here’s a little taste to whet your appetite…   “With a semi-custom boat like the Hunt Yachts 32CC, the price range can vary considerably depending on the outfitting. With a relatively […]

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Hunt Yachts Holiday Gift Guide 2015

We have the best gift ideas to make shopping for boaters easier this season. Choose from our carefully curated selection of accessories and experiences to delight the yachtsman in your life! 1. A Genius at His Trade: C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats: This biography by Stan Grayson is hot off the press and the […]

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Hunt Brokerage Boats

Fall is the time to buy boats! As the northern season winds down, you might have a better idea about what you’re looking for in a yacht for next summer. Similarly, there’s still time to get a new boat before the southern winter season kicks into full gear.  Whatever your location or boating habits, here […]

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Hunt 72 Construction Update

Earlier this year, we were thrilled to launch the new Hunt 80, the flagship of the Hunt Ocean Series line of luxury offshore cruisers ranging in size from 44 to 80 feet. The New Hunt 72 will follow the excitement of the Hunt 80’s debut with the launch of hull number one scheduled for the spring […]

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Don’t Miss Hunt Homecoming 2015!

  With so many Hinckleys and Hunts back at our docks for the season, it’s a great opportunity to review our fleet and decide which one you’d like to have on your dock come spring! See and sea trial all the latest models, stroll the docks and compare boat-to-boat. Fall refreshments will include Hinckley’s famous lobster chowder and […]

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Hunt Yachts Launches Redesigned Website

Hunt Yachts is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website. Still accessible at www.huntyachts.com, the reimagined site will act as a showcase for the Hunt Yachts brand and was designed by Lighthouse Media Solutions. The new site is a convenient platform to view Hunt’s various models. The Ocean Series includes yachts from 44 […]

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Congratulations to the Best Overall Power Boat—the Hunt 32CC!

We’re thrilled that our newest center console was received so well at the Newport International Boat Show this weekend. The ‎Hunt 32CC won the Best New Powerboat Over 30’ as well as taking home top prize, the Best Overall Power Boat. The Newport for New Products awards are presented by leading industry publications, Sailing World, […]

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5 Reasons to Not Miss the Newport International Boat Show

The Newport International Boat Show gets underway on September 17 and is one of the largest and best attended boat shows in the world. Don’t miss these top 5 highlights at this year’s show! 1. See the NEW Hunt 32CC The newest center console from Hunt Yachts makes it’s Newport debut. This center console is sure to […]

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New C. Raymond Hunt Biography

Here at Hunt Yachts we are eagerly awaiting the publication of a new biography on the man who lends his name and his legacy to our company, C. Raymond Hunt. A Genius at His Trade: C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats, chronicles the life of Ray Hunt from a successful competitive sailor to revolutionary […]

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JOIN HUNT, HINCKLEY & TESLA IN SAG HARBOR

Come see America’s most interesting boats and cars; Hinckley Picnic Boat MKIII, the new Hunt 32CC, Hinckley T34 and Tesla Model S. Enjoy a leisurely look at these exciting models and cocktails on the water.

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Super Yacht: Hunt 80 in final assembly stages

The American shipyard Hunt Yachts has released an update in regards to their latest superyacht project, the Hunt 80 semi-custom. Now nearing completion, she is in her final assembly stages. In the following pictures from the shipyard, you can now see that the flybridge and custom sundeck is in place, revealing the vessels final profile.

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Hunt 52 Express Yacht

While C. Raymond Hunt Associates has developed projects of up to 100 feet and more, the Hunt 52 will be the largest yacht under the Hunt Yachts brand. Half again as long as the current flagship Harrier 36, the 52 is nonetheless recognizable from the distinctive lines of her classic Ray Hunt-inspired deep-V hull, which is capped by a sweeping, unbroken sheerline.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Got concerns about having a full-fledged, semi-custom boat built? Hunt Yachts packs stacks of fun and satisfaction into the adventure.

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Fraternal Twins

C. Raymond Hunt Associates taps its gene pool for two boats as different from one another as they are the same.

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Our latest launch takes the Hunt Deep-V to new lengths

Luxury: check.  Style: check.  The unmatched performance, comfort underway and sporty handling of the Hunt Deep-V: Check and double-check.   At 80 feet, it’s tempting for an owner to consider a custom design project, but the new Hunt Ocean Series 80 begs the question, why?  The Hunt Deep-V is a proven hull shape that delivers […]

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The Hunt 80 Has Arrived!

Following much anticipation, the Hunt 80 has made her Florida debut. This new model is the largest Hunt Yacht to date and is the flagship of the Hunt Ocean Series line of luxury yachts. This Hunt 80 achieves 30 knots of speed and with the jet propulsion choice of her discriminating owner draws just four […]

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Hot Off the Press: August Currents

Check out the August issue of Currents, the Hunt Yachts newsletter, for details on the launch of the first Surfhunter 29 to feature outboard propulsion, details about upcoming demo opportunities, a can’t miss offer from Sea Tow and more! Read it now

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A New Twist on a Modern Classic: Surfhunter 29 Outboard Edition

Hunt Yachts introduces a new twist on a modern classic with the launch of the first Surfhunter 29 to feature outboard engine propulsion following the tremendous success of the new C. Raymond Hunt-designed, Hunt 32CC, the Surfhunter 29 continues to embody the core attributes of the Hunt brand; performance, style and a keen attention to […]

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Join Hinckley and Hunt in Sag Harbor

Join The Hinckley Company and Hunt Yachts in Sag Harbor for a look at the latest in luxury powerboat design from two of America’s legendary yacht builders. Browse our display of high-performing Hunt Yachts and iconic Hinckley jetboats and sign up for a sea trial for an experience you won’t soon forget.  Get the details

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Enter to Win a Hunt Yachts Fishing Excursion

Our friends over at Ball and Buck are hosting a great giveaway! Head on over to their site and enter for your chance to win our Annual Signature Fishing Trip for you and Three Friends. Take a ride off the shoreline on an exclusive Hunt Yacht with Captain Gregg and snag some of the biggest […]

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Hunt Sales Director John Jay Mouligne Races in the Bermuda One-Two

Hunt Sales Directors, like Hunt customers, are salty, to say the least. Our professional team is made up of skilled sailors, deep-sea fishermen, and offshore experts. Recently, our yacht broker, John Jay Mouligne, completed the double-handed leg of the prestigious Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race with his brother, Tristan Mouligne. John Jay is a veteran of […]

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: JULY CURRENTS

Check out the July issue of Currents, the Hunt Yachts newsletter, for details on the launch of the Hunt 80, details about upcoming demo opportunities, the “Ultimate Harrier 36” and a preview of the new Hunt 72. Read it now

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Own the Ultimate Hunt Harrier 36 Express

CAJUN is a stunning twin jet Hunt Harrier 36 that was custom built, equipped, and detailed to be the finest express yacht of her size! Her gleaming, Flag Blue, Hunt Deep-V Hull and ample power assure sea keeping capability and performance that is at the top of her class.Her interior and bridge deck is finished in gloss […]

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Demo Days in Nantucket

Who doesn’t need an excuse to head out to Nantucket in July? Join Sales Director Gregg Weatherby on Nantucket for Demo Days July 18 & 19 aboard a new Harrier 36. Space is limited, book your demo now!

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Have a Look at the Hunt 72

Joining the Ocean Series line of luxury offshore yachts, the Hunt 72 expands upon the popularity of the Hunt 68 with a luxurious layout featuring three spacious ensuite staterooms, expansive varnished cherry saloon, gourmet galley and an extended flybridge with dinghy storage and lift. The legendary performance of the authentic Hunt Deep-V hull ensures the ride […]

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Here Comes the Hunt 80

The largest yacht in the Hunt Yachts product lineup and flagship of the Ocean Series, the Hunt 80 is here in Florida making her U.S. debut briefly before delivery to her owner.  If you would like to view this exciting new model, get in touch to arrange a showing at the Stuart, Florida Hinckley yard.  […]

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Fishing from a Hunt

Early on June 12th, our newest Hunt sales director, Gregg Weatherby, set out with an eclectic group of retailers, writers, and sportsmen in a Harrier 36 for a fishing excursion. The outing, arranged by Randolph Engineering for their distributor Ball and Buck, was intended to celebrate and showcase the brands’ shared values of manufacturing quality […]

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The Perfect Father’s Day

Give Dad what he really wants this Father’s Day! Visit us this weekend at the Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show at Michigan’s Bay Harbor Lake Marina to view the Harrier 25 and learn more about the exciting new Hunt 32CC. The show will feature the finest in watercraft from pleasure boats to mega-yachts and fun for the whole family. […]

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News from the West Coast

We’re having a blast on the West Coast, get all the latest news and events from Seattle to San Diego: http://eepurl.com/bp-s_9

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Calling All Florida Boaters

Now is the time to secure a fall delivery date for your new boat, just in time for the start of the Florida boating season. Join us this summer at events in Nantucket, the Hamptons, the Great Lakes and West Coast to experience the thrill of the Hunt Deep-V and secure a fall delivery date– […]

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Demo Days in Rockland, Maine!

Join Hunt Yachts and Yachting Solutions on Saturday, June 13 for a demo oppprtunity on beautiful Penobscot Bay. Choose from a dazzling array of Hunts, from Harriers to Surfhunters, and experience the thrill of the Hunt Deep-V. Schedule your test drive here.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: JUNE CURRENTS

Check out the June issue of Currents, the Hunt Yachts newsletter, for details on the launch of the 32CC, recap of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover and exciting news for Florida boaters!

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Payne Marine: Ontario Sales Agent

Hunt Yachts is pleased to announce the addition of Payne Marine Ltd to its family of sales and service agents, serving Ontario, Canada. “We are beyond thrilled, proud, and extremely honored to represent the legendary hull that started it all and a boat that is truly in a class all its own on so many […]

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We Welcome Gregg Weatherby to the Sales Team

Hunt Yachts is pleased to announce the addition of Gregg Weatherby to the sales team at the company’s headquarters in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. As Sales Director, Gregg will work closely with customers, delivering semi-custom, high-performance powerboats from 25 to 80 feet. Growing up sailing on Lake Michigan, Gregg has spent a lifetime on the water […]

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Get a Brand New Hunt in Time for Summer

Our Harrier 25 MKII Show Boat is now available for immediate delivery! As with all Hunt Yachts, this Harrier 25  is a great performer. With a Volvo Penta EVC 380 V8 and Ocean X Stern Drive she will achieve speeds up to 42 knots. A bow thruster with joystick control assures effortless docking. And, rare […]

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Demo Days!

By now you’ve heard the latest buzz coming out of Hunt Yachts: the twin Yamaha 300hp outboard engines on the back of our new Hunt 32CC! This innovative center console is the fastest Hunt ever designed, reaching top speeds of 50 knots! Now through Saturday is your chance to get behind the wheel of hull […]

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The Volvo Ocean Race Stopover

This week in sports American Pharaoh won the Preakness giving the three year old a shot at the Triple Crown, the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first game of the NHL semi-finals, and Patriot fans are still debating “Deflategate.” But in our opinion, these headlines pale in comparison to the […]

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Video of the 32CC

The 32cc is the fastest Hunt ever built and quite possibly the most comfortable center console on the market. From inception, the Hunt 32cc was designed as a family friendly vessel with input from our customers and other yachting experts. This thorough product development process resulted in a bold, innovative design. The asymmetrical layout allows […]

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Launch of the New Hunt 32CC

Hunt Yachts marked a milestone this week with the launch of the first Hunt 32CC. The designers, builders and new owner gathered under bright, sunny skies for the christening of hull number one of the new center console. Did we mention we reached speeds of 55 MPH on our test run? About the Hunt 32CC […]

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Join Us for the Volvo Ocean Race

Be on the lookout for the Hunt Yachts host boat during the Volvo Ocean Race hunt-vorNewport stopover for a photo op and free swag. Don’t forget to snap a selfie for the chance to win a shopping spree in the Hunt store! Get the Details

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Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

Will you be there? The Volvo Ocean Race is coming to Newport and a record number of Hunt Yachts will be out on Narragansett Bay for the festivities! We’d love to get all of our Hunt owners together for an aerial photo or other fun activity, please let us know which events you would like to participate in by […]

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Busy Weekend Ahead!

It’s a busy weekend for the Hunt team with boat shows happening in three fantastic locations, from the Chesapeake to the Gulf Coast! Stop by any of these fun events to celebrate the arrival of spring and learn more about the exciting projects underway at Hunt Yachts. Bay Bridge Boat Show, Stevensville MD Get Details […]

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Finishing Touches

We have officially entered the “finishing touches” phase of the Hunt 80 build. With major construction complete, the focus now is on finishes, and that means varnish- lots of varnish. The teak finishes in the main salon, galley and enclosed flybridge are looking shinier by the day!

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Notes from the Floor

For many of us at Hunt Yachts, spring is the most exciting season as we prepare to launch the boats that have kept us busy all winter. This spring has an added element of anticipation as one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record comes to a close and we eagerly prepare to launch […]

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Sneak a Peek: Hunt 32cc Preview Party

Join us for a preview of the all-new Hunt 32cc in progress at our facility in Portsmouth, RI. Get an insider’s look at boatbuilding process and celebrate the craftsmanship that goes into each and every Hunt yacht. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while chatting with the builders and designers behind the newest addition to the […]

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Fancy a test drive?

Fancy a test drive? Sign up for the Hunt Challenge! The Hunt Challenge is your invitation to experience the authentic Deep-V hull for yourself. Take the Challenge and compare Hunt  to every other boat you’ve driven; you’ll find there’s no comparison. Use the form on this page to request the details, we will follow up with you […]

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Spring Service Tips

Spring is fast approaching and the time is coming to start to think about preparing your Hunt Surfhunter or Harrier for another summer of fun.  Here are a few things to consider when preparing your boat while also extending its longevity. Gelcoat:  The hull and deck’s exterior skin are gelcoat.  Gelcoat can be porous and […]

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Hunt Yachts Grows Its Florida Presence for Second Time In a Year

In response to thriving demand in the Florida market, Hunt Yachts announced today that Joe Connell of Port St. Lucie, FL has joined the firm as Sales Director for Florida’s East Coast. Joe will be based out of Hunt’s Stuart office, continuing the company’s success in delivering semi-custom powerboats from 25 to 80 feet to Florida […]

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Hunt 80 Semi-Custom Yacht In Final Assembly Stages

With its flybridge and custom sundeck in place, you can now see the Hunt 80’s final profile.  Once the faring is complete, the yacht is ready for paint. She is on target for a May completion and sea trials in Rhode Island in June. Exciting to see the boat with her second deck in place. The […]

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4 Things You’ll Love About the Hunt Deep-V

The Hunt Challenge is your invitation to experience the authentic Hunt deep-V hull for yourself. Sign up for the Hunt Challenge and compare the authentic Hunt Deep-V performance to every other boat you’ve driven; you’ll find there is no comparison. 4 Things You’ll Love About the Hunt Deep-V: Quick, Level Planing – Appreciate how quickly and smoothly the […]

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Don’t miss these Miami events!

As another Arctic blast settles in here in the Northeast, the Hunt crew is looking forward to the start of the Miami Boat Show and that fabulous Florida sunshine! Where to Find Us Hunt Yachts is located on Ramp 3, at the northernmost end of the show, on Collins Avenue. Visit us for an up close […]

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The Hunt Design Process

Our semi-custom design process results in a boat that meets your every need. In fact, you can modify any Hunt design to suit your taste— choose from a selection of propulsion options, layouts and arrangements, finishes and accessories. This unique approach means that we work with you every step of the way to build the […]

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Join Hunt Yachts on Boca Grande in February

Join Hunt Yachts and our friends from Hinckley on Boca Grande February 4th-6th for the unparalleled Hinckley Experience! Private showings and sea trials aboard the Hunt 26cc center console and stunning Hinckley models are available. And you definitely don’t want to pass up Friday’s island style cocktail party!   Hunt Yachts invites you to the […]

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3 Winter Boat Shows You Won’t Want to Miss

It may not feel like it in the Northeast, but boating season is right around the corner! Say hello to summer by checking out our top picks for winter boat shows: Providence Boat Show: January 23-25 Visit the Hunt crew in Booth #26 to check out the updated Hunt Harrier 25 and explore our newest brokerage […]

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Building the Hunt 80: Waterjet Installation

The first of two 1,600 hp, 10-cylinder, 6,000 lb. MTU 10V2000 M94 diesels being lowered into the engine room on the Hunt 80 through the aft deck hatch opening. The port main engine is now in position atop its engine beds. The jackshaft that will connect the engine to the waterjet can be seen just […]

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Ride Along on the Harrier 25 Sport

Southern Boating’s December issue features a review of the Hunt Harrier 25 Sport by writer Peter Janssen. Peter visited us earlier this year and spent the day on the water with Hunt President Peter VanLancker, running the Harrier 25 Sport on Narragansett Bay near Hunt’s Rhode Island headquarters. “This latest Hunt is a combination of […]

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Building the Hunt 80: Taking Shape Inside and Out

The aft deck is taking shape on the new Hunt 80. The main engines and generators will soon pass through the deck hatch for installation in the engine room directly below. A cockpit al fresco dining area will be created aft by the forward-facing settee (top area of photo) and a similar aft-facing unit that […]

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Building the Hunt 80: Form and Function

Pure functionality is evident everywhere onboard the new Hunt 80, including the ergonomically laid out galley. Located forward to port inside the main deck salon, the galley is adjacent to the dining area. When finished, in addition to the excellent view through the large deckhouse windows, it will have a full enclosure with an aft-facing […]

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The Hard-Working Designs of Ray Hunt

C. Raymond Hunt is an iconic figure in yacht design. The man and his designs are featured in recent magazine articles by the editors of Power & Motoryacht, Yachting, and Soundings Trade Only. Power & Motoryacht recognizes the Hunt Surfhunter 25 as one of the designs that “changed boating forever” (“Game Changers,” October 2014, page […]

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The Hunt 52 and Hunt 44 Offer Fresh, New Interior Options

Hunt Yachts is proud to announce new layout options for our popular Hunt 44 and Hunt 52 express cruisers, developed in direct response to customer requests. The Hunt 44 is now available in a family-friendly three stateroom layout, and the Hunt 52 now features a luxurious midships master suite option. “The expertise of the naval […]

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Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

The Hunt team is ready for action on B Dock, Bahia Mar, during the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, today through Nov. 3. We’re featuring the impeccable Hunt 44, now available in a three stateroom version (see our website for layout). We are honored to host David and Charles Chang of Global Yacht builders during […]

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The Hunt 80 build continues

Noted journalist Eric Sorensen is chronicling the build of the Hunt 80 on thiss blog. As images arrive from the factory, Eric provides a description of each step in the build process, giving you a rarely seen insider’s view. Sign up to receive a notification when the blog is updated (we post updates twice each month) […]

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Building the Hunt 80: THE YACHT BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE

While the hull is being laminated, the one-piece deck/deckhouse is also taking shape. Here the deckhouse mold is polished to receive the first layers of fiberglass.The mold is upside down with the window inserts installed. The inserts exactly mirror the windows themselves, ensuring a perfect fit when the part is laminated, removed from the mold, […]

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See Hunt Yachts in Portsmouth, Annapolis, and Ft. Lauderdale

Nearly every Hunt model is on site at Hunt headquarters in Portsmouth, RI, during this busy haul-out season. It’s a great time to come by and see the wide range of propulsion systems, models, and layouts that we offer. Many Hunt owners take advantage of our service/storage capabilities – we have winter storage areas both […]

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Building the Hunt 80: Bulkheads and systems

The Hunt 80 hull structure has been installed, with the stringers forward of the waterjet cut-outs in the bottom of the hull beefed up to serve as engine beds. The engine beds must be strong and stiff enough to support the engines and also heavy enough to absorb vibrations, preventing them from being transmitted through […]

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Building the Hunt 80: Stringers and Coring

The inner fiberglass laminate for the Hunt 80 has been applied over the foam core, completing the continuous structural I-beam created by the core and inner and other hull skins. Note the solid laminate overlaps at the chines, adding extra strength and compression resistance to handle the loads induced by lifting straps. Coring creates a […]

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Building the Hunt 80: IT STARTS WITH THE GELCOAT

The Hunt 80 starts coming to life with the first step in the hull construction process, spraying on the gelcoat, well underway in this photo. Thickness is maintained within very close tolerances by an experienced technician. The gelcoat becomes the visible exterior of the hull once it is pulled from the mold. After the gelcoat […]

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Newport & Norwalk Boat Shows, St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance

We have three exciting events taking place in September. First up is the Newport International Boat Show, Sept. 11-14, here in Rhode Island. For the first time, we’ll be exhibiting alongside our sister company, Hinckley Yachts! We’ve created the Hinckley/Hunt Pavilion in the basin at Bowen’s Wharf. Seven gorgeous yachts in one display – you […]

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Lions Paw III launched in Newport

“The Hunt team gets an A+ for customer service and engineering excellence.” -Edward Cook, owner, Harrier 25 #113 The Cook family, Karen, Edward, Kabele, Wills, Prescott, and Conrad, traveled to Rhode Island to take delivery of their new Harrier 25, hosting a gala christening on the docks in Newport before boarding the boat for a trip […]

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Lions Paw III launched in Newport

“The Hunt team gets an A+ for customer service and engineering excellence.” -Edward Cook, owner, Harrier 25 #113 describe the imageThe Cook family, Karen, Edward, Kabele, Wills, Prescott, and Conrad, traveled to Rhode Island to take delivery of their new Harrier 25, hosting a gala christening on the docks in Newport before boarding the boat […]

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Michael Ashby Joins Hunt Yachts Team

Michael Ashby has joined the Hunt Yachts team as Manager of Customer Service, Quality Control and Warranty. “Michael’s background is a unique combination of yacht design and project management,” says Hunt Yachts’ President Peter VanLancker. “His ability to interpret engineering designs, combined with his extensive knowledge of yacht construction, is a perfect fit for Hunt […]

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Take the Hunt Challenge!

Hunt Yachts invites you to experience “high-performance” first hand with our new event, the Hunt Challenge. The Hunt Challenge is a private test drive with a Hunt Yachts team member who will demonstrate the outstanding performance characteristics that set Hunt Yachts apart from the competition. Smooth, level planning; tight, controlled turns; stability and tracking in following […]

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Harrier 36 Zogo Launched; Next Stop, Maine

Carl and Alicia Furman christened their new Harrier 36 Zogo today on the docks of Hunt headquarters in Rhode Island. Painted a beautiful “aurora borealis” green with a gold leaf boot stripe, Zogo will turn heads at her new home in Maine. The Furmans chose Hunt because of the semi-custom nature of our builds. The […]

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Harrier 36 Zogo Launched; Next Stop, Maine

Carl and Alicia Furman christened their new Harrier 36 Zogo today on the docks of Hunt headquarters in Rhode Island. Painted a beautiful “aurora borealis” green with a gold leaf boot stripe, Zogo will turn heads at her new home in Maine.The Furmans chose Hunt because of the semi-custom nature of our builds. The interior […]

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See Hunt Yachts in West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach Boat Show is underway. Sales director Sean Hickey is on site with a beautiful new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport – you will want to see this gorgeous boat in person. Visit Sean Saturday or Sunday and ask how you can become the owner of the Harrier 25 Sport, or learn about […]

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HUNT SURFHUNTER 29, SURFHUNTER 25 LAUNCH IN PORTSMOUTH

It’s an exciting time at Hunt Yachts’ World Headquarters in Portsmouth, RI. Two christenings were held Thursday: Mike and Celia Withers christened their Surfhunter 25 Center Console Whim (above, with sales director John Jay Mouligne) and Paul Downey christened his Surfhunter 29 The Bottom Line (below, with son Connor and sales director John Hendricks). Both boats received a champagne splash […]

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It’s Out of the Mold – Hunt 80 Sport Motoryacht

The hull of the flagship of the Hunt Yachts line – the new Hunt 80 Sport Motoryacht – is out of the mold. This fast, semi-custom motoryacht features a hull and superstructure designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, whose founder, Ray Hunt, invented the deep-V hull. The topsides will soon be painted a gorgeous Carinthia Blue […]

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HUNT YACHTS EVENTS IN VERMONT, FLORIDA, AND MASSACHUSETTS

The weekend of June 20-22 is a great time to take the Hunt Challenge and find out what sets Hunt Yachts apart in performance and style. If you’re in the Lake Champlain area, sales director Brad Beebe is making stops at the Burlington Boathouse, Lake Champlain YC, and the Basin Harbor Club with a Hunt […]

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5 THINGS WE LIKE ABOUT THE HUNT 68 (YACHTING MAGAZINE) 5.13.14

THE EXPRESS AND FLYBRIDGE VERSIONS OF THIS MOTORYACHT OFFER SEVERAL GREAT FEATURES. The Hunt 68 is designed for owner-operators who are interested in serious coastal cruising. Hunt Yachts in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, says the hull and deck are complete on the new Hunt 68 with expedited delivery available for an interested owner — and with […]

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HUNT YACHTS TO BUILD 80’’ SPORT MOTORYACHT FOR EXPERIENCED OWNER

Portsmouth, R.I. – January 31, 2014 – Hunt Yachts LLC is proud to announce it is building its largest model yet: the Hunt 80′ Sport Motoryacht. An experienced yachtsman who also owns a Hunt Harrier 25′ has commissioned this new 80′ Hunt flagship. Like the rest of the Hunt range of traditionally styled, elegant, functional […]

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HUNT INTRODUCES THE NEW HUNT HARRIER 25 SPORT

Designed for maximum performance and fun; minimum maintenance. Competitively priced, ready to launch complete with stereo, Garmin Plotter and Volvo 320HP Gas I/O at $165,000 For immediate release— Hunt Yachts is proud to announce the introduction of the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport- the ultimate off-road vehicle. Sharing the same hull and solid engineering as […]

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SCOUT PARTNERS RELOCATES HUNT YACHTS CHESAPEAKE TO OXFORD

“As the 2014 model year begins, we have major news to deliver,” said Hunt Yachts’ President Peter Van Lancker.   “I am delighted to announce that through the acquisition of Hunt Yachts, Inc. by Scout Partners, LLC.; we were able to effect the relocation of Hunt Yachts Chesapeake, our direct sales office for the Mid Atlantic […]

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SCOUT PARTNERS, LLC BUYS HUNT YACHTS

Scout, Owner of The Hinckley Company, Makes the Two Builders Sister Companies.   Date    2 September 2013                                          Press contact: Lynne DeBeer For unrestricted release. No date embargo.                    401.324.4201ldebeer@huntyachts.com September 2, 2013, Portsmouth, RI  — “I always think of September and the Newport Boat Show as the start of new boating year and now, as the 2014 model year begins, […]

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Chronicles & Adventures of a Hunt Yacht Owners

Hunt 29 Harrier “Paramita” Makes the New England Mini-loop. A Chronicle by Hunt Commodore and Owner Mike Bouscaren My wife Deedie and I enjoy summer months on Paramita out of Northeast Harbor, Maine. Above, Deedie relaxes with morning coffee after a night on board anchored at Roque Island.This June I took Paramita on the “mini-loop” […]

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Hunt History Files: The Marblehead Origins of a Great Yacht Designer

The Marblehead Origins, by Mark Kellogg Mark Kellogg is an author and sailing veteran who sailed with Ray Hunt on the 5.5 meter Minotaur in the 1960 Olympic trials, and grew up working with Ray on the Marblehead waterfront. Kellogg is currently in the works on a Ray Hunt biography slated for publication in the […]

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LAT-ITUDES: About Yachting and Powerboat Service

Welcome to the maiden entry in Lat-titudes, the blog of Lat Spinney, Director of the Hunt Ma rine Services Division, where I’ll be highlighting the latest projects we are tackling here at Hunt Marine Services and sharing advice that boaters can put to use at any Lat-itude. The amazing staff that we have here at […]

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DON’T BE FOOLED BY MISLEADING FUEL EFFICIENCY COMPARISONS!

by Winn Willard We have seen some fuel efficiency comparisons published by our competitors that compare their single engine boat to one of our twin engine models. Don’t be fooled! All single diesel powered Hunt Yachts, 29-36 ft., achieve 2.0 – 2.5 nautical miles per gallon at their cruise speed of 20-24 knots.  This was […]

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DON’T BE FOOLED BY MISLEADING FUEL EFFICIENCY COMPARISONS!

by Winn Willard We have seen some fuel efficiency comparisons published by our competitors that compare their single engine boat to one of our twin engine models. Don’t be fooled! All single diesel powered Hunt Yachts, 29-36 ft., achieve 2.0 – 2.5 nautical miles per gallon at their cruise speed of 20-24 knots.  This was […]

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Brand Loyalty

Lew Beers loved his Hunt 25, so when it came time to go a little bit larger, the choice of brands was obvious. By Peter A. Janssen When it came time for a new boat, Lew Beers knew exactly what he wanted: the same thing, but with a bit more elbowroom. An executive with MetLife […]

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Brand Loyalty

Lew Beers loved his Hunt 25, so when it came time to go a little bit larger, the choice of brands was obvious. By Peter A.Lew Beers loved his Hunt 25, so when it came time to go a little bit larger, the choice of brands was obvious. By Peter A. Janssen Janssen When it […]

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Loving their Surfhunter 25CC

This just in from the Robinson’s who took possession of their SH25CC several weeks ago. We continue to get compliments and inquiries as to what our boat is every time we go out. Moored in a cove off Gibson Island Saturday evening, a tasteful vessel came alongside and the skipper told me we had the […]

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A Great Time on the Boatshow Circuit!

We have just returned from 3 phenomenal boat shows where we met many new Hunt admirers, had a chance to catch up with our owners and fans and witnessed a healthy response from the marketplace ready to buy their first or next boat.  Here’ s a great clip of our participation in the Annapolis Boat […]

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Admirer in Newport Harbor, California – Hunt 52

“I was operating a vessel in Newport Harbor, California on Sunday and shot these pictures while underway of a Hunt Yacht. This may be the only Hunt 52′ Express in Southern California. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your yachts on the water here in Southern California.” – Thanks for sharing Capt. Poster Hunt […]

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JOHN BURNHAM, BOAT.COM ON THE HUNT 52 IPS

HUNT 52 IPS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? How does a good-sized yacht yacht differ when it’s powered by pod drives? I learned a lot on a recent ride aboard an IPS-rigged Hunt 52. Last summer, I had the chance to ride in Hunt Yachts’ latest 52-footer, the sixth in their semi-custom express-sedan series. The new boat […]

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MYTHBUSTERS. . . The Real Truths About the Deep-V Hull

Article No. 1 in a series about the Proven Performance of Hunt hulls.  This article addresses several myths published about the deep-V and provides tested truths about the newest generation of deep-V hulls. TRUTH:  Today’s deep-vs do not roll any more than flatter bottoms of the same beam. At-rest or static stability, is largely dependant on […]

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Happy Hunt Owners Spend Their Summer in Maine

Hunt Harrier 29 “Paramita” gets ready for her trip home to Northeast Harbor Maine Paramita and her passengers enjoying Maine serenity This past June after the Hunt team hosted a warm christening ceremony for our new 29 foot Harrier “Paramita,” I pointed her bow Downeast and we cruised to our home port, Northeast Harbor, Maine. Every […]

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Kudos on the 44 from our Facebook Page

Chris Labozza I had the pleasure of finally seeing the 44 in Lauderdale, and I have to applaud the entire team at CR Hunt for producing such an incredible machine. The 52 blew me away when it debuted, but the amount of boat that was fit into the 44 with not one small detail forgotten, […]

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TOUGH NEW RIB WITH HUNT YACHT QUALITIES

Tough New RIB with Hunt Yacht Qualities TOUGH NEW RIB WITH HUNT YACHT QUALITIES HBI Inflatables teams up with Hunt Yachts, to build a 30 center console. HBI Inflatables and Hunt Yachts have created the Hunt HBI 30 Center console, a boat with a RIB construction and a yacht-grade finish. If you ever wondered what you’d […]

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STABILITY – you often hear that Deep-V boats are rollers, is this true?

At-rest or static stability, is largely dependent on vertical center of gravity and waterline beam. Early deep-vs were designed to float with their chines clear of the water for speed, so they were narrow at the waterline, skinny, for more speed.  The Bertram-31 boats and others of that vintage were light and fast for their […]

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STABILITY – you often hear that Deep-V boats are rollers, is this true?

At-rest or static stability, is largely dependent on vertical center of gravity and waterline beam. Early deep-vs were designed to float with their chines clear of the water for speed, so they were narrow at the waterline, skinny, for more speed.  The Bertram-31 boats and others of that vintage were light and fast for their […]

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Hunt Yachts Surfhunter 36 Offers 3 Propulsion Choices

For extended crusing, the Surfhunter 36 Coupe with three layout options and pod drive. Portsmouth, Rhode Island (USA) — Based on customer demand, Hunt Yachts has added a cruising boat to its lines. The Surfhunter 36 Coupe builds on the already proven hull of Hunt’s Harrier 36 to offer more accommodation for extended cruising and […]

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Hunt Yachts Rides into The Future

Hunt Yachts President, Peter Van Lancker, and C. Raymond Hunt Owner, John Deknatel discuss the rich history and great performance of the Hunt hull VIDEO Hunt Yachts rides into the future www.soundingsonline.com SoundingsOnline features complete information and entertainment for recreational boaters, including breaking news, boating destinations, boats for sale, new boats and gear, and a […]

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We are very grateful for our wonderful customers . . .

“I have learned that you buy a boat because you like its lines, design and performance, but you love a boat because of the support that comes with it. Thank you, Jim” Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 9:26 PM Subject: Surfhunter 33 – Thank you. Hi, I wanted to pass this picture (attached) and story […]

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THE HUNT DEEP-V HULL – LIKE NO OTHER!

Second in a series of articles about the Deep-V Hull WHAT IS A DEEP–V PLANING HULL ? It is a hard chine hull form that maintains a fairly constant deadrise angle aft Deadrise is at least 18- 20 degrees, and as much as 24 degrees aft. Buttocks are generally straight aft. Most have strakes, or lift […]

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A GREAT SUMMER

Just wanted to say what a Great summer we had with our Harrier !! It handled better that i expected and we got continual comments as to how sharp it was. My son and I also were quite impressed with the speed on calmer seas. In short your boat over delivered on our expectations. 2010 […]

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Hunt Yachts Adds New Australian Agent to International Sales Team

Latest Hire Represents Builder’s New Focus on Asia-Pacific Market QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA (December 14, 2011) — Hunt, a leading U.S designer and  builder of luxury classic motor yachts, hard bottom inflatables and express cruisers up to 72’,  has appointed Barry Bailey as the latest addition to its International Sales Team. Based out of Queensland, Australia, Bailey […]

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HUNT KICKS OFF 2012 WITH 20 NEW BUILDS TO BE DELIVERED BY JULY 2012

We are working hard to prepare 20 new Hunts ready to deliver between now and July 2012 ranging in size from 25 to 52 feet.  Included in this mix are 12 single inboards (10 gas, 2 diesel); 5 IPS Pod Drives, 1 twin jet, and 1 twin outboard and a wide array of hulls and interiors personalized by their owners that make each […]

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TALKIN BOATS WITH JOHN DEKNATEL

President and owner of C. Raymond Hunt Associates When you think deep-vee powerboats, the legendary Ray Hunt comes to mind. Think of this man, too: John Deknatel, president and owner of C. Raymond Hunt Associates in New Bedford, Mass. A Harvard graduate, Deknatel studied architecture and began working for Philip Rhodes in the early 1960s. […]

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Hunt Yachts’ Launches Newest Model — The Hunt 44

Hunt’s New 44 Express Sedan Wins Best New Product 2012 Powerboat of the Year HULLS 1,2,3 ALL  DELIVERED WITH IPS DRIVE JOYSTICK HANDLING AND DYNAMIC POSITIONING Watch her run on Narragansett Bay! Portsmouth, Rhode Island (USA)  —  In time to enjoy a full summer of cruising their home waters of the Maine Coast, the first […]

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Hunt Makes a Splash for Local Charities at the Providence Boat Show

Hunt Yachts is making a splash at this year’s Providence Boat Show (Jan. 18-20, 2013), sponsoring a charity raffle with proceeds benefiting the RI SPCA and Save The Bay.  The lucky grand prize winner will receive a Rhode Island luxury getaway package including: Private Newport Harbor evening cocktail cruise aboard a luxury Hunt Yacht Overnight […]

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New Pilot Boat Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates

Newly launched Pilot Boat POTOMAC designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates The pilot boat Potomac, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, naval architects, New Bedford, MA and built by Gladding – Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, MA arrived yesterday during  acceptance trials at the Portsmouth RI dock of Hunt Yachts.  Hunt Yachts, headquartered in Portsmouth, RI, is […]

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Hunt Yachts is adding to its navy . . .

The successful introduction of our 52 has propelled us to move forward with the introduction of the new Hunt 44 in 2011. The 44 will be filled with the same details, features and amenities as the Hunt 52 and deliver an express cruiser which is spacious , practical ,and most seaworthy in the truest sense […]

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A Vital Role in Relief – Hunt Design featured in Stars and Stripes Article

The U.S. Military’s capabilities prove to be game changer in Haiti efforts. The U.S. troops brought with them an industrial operational capability and a logistical structure that turned a disjointed system into one capable of caring for thousands of victims. A handful of U.S. Navy ships were deployed, including these two C. Raymond Hunt designs […]

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HUNT MARINE SERVICES UPGRADES OVER 500′ OF DOCKAGE

Continually expanding its capability and size, Hunt Marine Services and keeps a close eye on providing the most up-to-date facility possible. Today, almost 500 linear feet of new docks were added to the facility. Hunt Marine Services offers both daily and overnight dockage and has an easy in, easy out fuel area. 60 years of […]

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