Best New Powerboat 2017: the Hunt 72

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 industry publications. As stated on the Boat Show website, the boats up for the awards are “judged on the basis of innovation, value to the consumer and aesthetics, as seen by industry experts.” To summarize their impressions of new product contestants, the panel of judges developed the following statement about the Hunt 72.

“It is impressive to see a boat this size that can be operated by the owner. This boat has over 80,000 man hours in its build and every hour was well spent. There is not one detail that hasn’t been addressed. Fit and finish are immaculate. The builder and owner were able to work together to build a spectacular boat. Not trying to sound cliché, but this is a timeless design.” 

Another judge said of the Hunt 72 “80,000 hours of awesome!” The honor for this sport motoryacht confirms we’ve achieved what we set out to do: pair our legendary performance with functional luxury and incredible craftsmanship. Reaching top speeds of 31 knots, the Hunt 72’s famous Deep-V hull offers the same smooth and sporty handling our captains crave, while passengers are treated to indulgent comforts above or below deck.

We invite fans of the Hunt brand to explore more and visit us down South at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show November 3-7. RSVP here to meet us there and experience the award-winning Hunt for yourself.