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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. He hooked up with Hunt as his business partner in 1966. Since then, he has concentrated on planing-hull design and fine-tuning the Hunt deep-vee hull form.