SH29 Hardtop Coupe delivered to Rockport, Ontario
Ed Huck Marine of Rockport, Ontario has just taken delivery of a new Hunt Surfhunter 29 Hardtop Coupe with Volvo D6370 inboard/outboard.
In a market where most boatbuilders have scaled back on new model introductions, Hunt Yachts has seen great success this season with three new hardtop coupes, each built on highly-acclaimed and proven deep-V hulls designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates. This Coupe series is initially being introduced for 3 designated models – the Surfhunter 29, the Surfhunter 33 and the Harrier 36.
Adding the Coupe line at Hunt Yachts is a response to owners and admirers of the original, award-winning express line of Surfhunters and Harriers, requesting more all-weather/all-climates treatment in the bridgedeck area. Adding a roof and side windows allow those at the helm and in the settee area to be more cosseted in an air-conditioned (or heated) area extending not only the Coupe’s cruising capability but also adding days to the boating season. Ray Hunt, grandson of the legendary C. Raymond Hunt and Director of Manufacturing and Engineering at Hunt Yachts, said “we are continually in dialogue with our customers to be sure that we are planning and building boats that best suit our owners and their lifestyles.”
The Coupe’s hardtops, which can include an optional sliding sunroof (twin opening hatches are standard), provide complete weather protection, increase the privacy of the bridgedeck areas, allow overhead interior lighting and provide rooftop stowage for kayaks or other water toys. In addition to the overhead openings, the side windows slide open and the center section of the windshield opens for exceptional natural ventilation. And handrails along with a wide sidedeck make passage to/from the bow safer and more secure.
The interior of the Coupe’s enclosed bridgedeck is richly and warmly finished in wood. Visibility for captain and passengers is superb: sightlines are ideal and the absence of isenglass plastic means a brighter, clearer view, whether underway or in-port. The layout varies by model size but all three Coupes are offered with a standard L-settee to Port, streaming aft from a companion seat, with a helm station to Starboard.
The semi-custom build of a Hunt allows owners the flexibility to layout each of these models in a manner which accommodates lifestyle and function; with standard layout providing overnight cruising capacity for owners and guests/family with a richly finished master cabin, extra height standup head with a shower option and spacious dinette area that converts to extra bunk.
Also shared by all three new Hunt yachts is their outstanding operating performance. The hulls run quietly even under conditions where other boats are pounding, noticeably drier as their authentic Hunt lines keep windshields and passengers spray-free, and very efficiently with low fuel consumption even at higher speeds. With standard power, these boats can cruise all day at 24 knots and top out at 30: optional power, which can include waterjets raises these number significantly.
PARTIAL SPECIFICATIONS – THE HUNT HARDTOP COUPES
|Surfhunter 29 Coupe||Surfhunter 33 Coupe||Harrier 36 Coupe|
|Standard Power||375 HP Volvo gas I/)||370 HP Yanmar diesel||2 x 370 HP Volvo diesels|
|Top Speed (Std. Power)||37||31||36|
|Optional Power||330/370 HP Volvo diesel I/) 315 HP Yanmar diesel I/B (V-drive) 435 HP Volvo diesel jet||370, 435 HP Volvo diesel, 380, 425 HP Cummins diesel, 480 HP Yanmar diesel jet||2 x 435 HP Volvo diesels(Prop or Jet)|
Contact: Hunt Yachts 401-324-4201 or email: email@example.com