The design of the Hunt 44 is a response to those who saw the Hunt 52 and liked the looks, features and performance, butwanted something smaller. With the 52 the designers at Hunt Design sought to create a cruiser that answered the requests of many buyers who could not find just the right boat. First, they wanted a boat with the performance of a Hunt. Most were already Hunt owners and would not settle for less. They said that they wanted a boat that would be very comfortable for two, and small enough for two to handle. So we made the features spacious and practical and resisted the temptation to squeeze in extra staterooms and heads. The same approach has been applied to the 44.