Founded by legendary racing sailor and self-taught designer C. Raymond Hunt, Rhode Island-based Hunt Yachts possesses a deep and intuitive knowledge of yacht design. With a distinguished portfolio ranging from the Concordia yawl to the Ocean 76, Hunt offers innovative, high-performance semi-custom yachts and powerboats characterized by their innovative deep-V hull design and distinct New England style.
Hunt Yachts’ heritage began with New England’s premier marine innovator, C. Raymond “Ray” Hunt, in 1961. Hunt was himself a brilliant competitive sailor, having won the 1925 Sears Cup when he was just 15. Hunt, sometimes called the ‘New England Archimedes,’ was an entirely self-taught yacht designer, led by his intimate, enthusiastic boat knowledge and brilliant instinct. By the late 1930s, Hunt drew up plans for the first Concordia yawls and was experimenting plywood, a new material at the time. By 1953, Hunt was a well-respected designer in the yacht industry; and when he and his family raced their own Concordia 41 at Cowes Week in England just a few years later, Hunt’s reputation continued to skyrocket.
In 1963, Hunt developed the deep-V hull design that sets Hunt Yachts apart. The deep-V hull, a high deadrise hull, has a sharp forward entry and a more streamlined forefoot, allowing the boat to cut through rough waters at speed and with maximum maneuverability which revolutionized the motoryacht industry.
It was around this time that Hunt created the original Boston Whaler, perhaps the most popular recreational boat known to man. The 13-foot whaler, with its deep-V hull, was eminently stable, had an inimitable load-carrying capacity – but it was a superbly high-performance boat, capable of handling the rough weather conditions of New England waters at maximum speed.
Hunt’s impact on the marine industry cannot be overstated: from the celebrated Boston Whaler to US Navy patrol boats – Hunt improved the destroyer hull for the US Navy – his influence is perceptible and far-reaching. Though Hunt died in 1978 and his company was acquired in 2013 by Scout Partners, his legend lives on in contemporary offerings such as the Ocean 76, a smooth-riding, luxurious flybridge yacht, and the Surfhunter 32, a 32-foot poweryacht based on one of Hunt’s original designs.
HUNT YACHT MODELS
The expansive space of this 76-foot flybridge yacht is distributed across three impeccably designed and furnished decks. With its classically exquisite brightwork, teak-and-holly decks and contrasting white and blue exterior, the Ocean 76 exudes all the charm and character of the Eastern Seaboard. Traditional? Yes. Outdated? Far from it. The Ocean 76 emanates an elevated, genteel sense of cool with its cream upholstery and cherrywood accents, rounded bow and minimalist lines. Equipped with fingertip steering, a full suite of Garmin navigation instruments and the legendary deep-V hull, this vessel provides a smooth, level and dry ride in any weather, the Ocean 76 is exceptionally navigable, perfect for long expeditions. With four en-suite cabins, this yacht can accommodate a large family and a standard crew. The extensive seating areas across all levels of this model make it superbly conducive to throwing celebrations or entertaining large gatherings. Powered by dual 1,900 hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines, the Ocean 76 hums along at 26 knots and can reach a max speed of 31 knots. With an Ocean 76, the horizons are endless – and beautiful.
Part of Hunt’s Coastal Series, the 32 Center Console was made for enjoying and engaging with the sea. Perfect for fishing, wakeboarding, or simply enjoying a summer jaunt with your friends and family, the 32 CC is a small but perfectly formed daytripping machine. One of the more notable features of this vessel is the unique and family-friendly aft-facing walk-in companionway configuration that is exceptionally conducive to little ones running around in safety. The aft-facing helm and cockpit ensure easy communication with your below-deck guests. A 30-gallon livewell in the transom, rodholders beneath the gunwale, and secure under-seat rod storage make the 32 CC ideal for fishermen, amateur and enthusiast alike.
Once you’ve reeled in your catch, you can take a nap on the single daybed located forward of the extended console. What the 32 CC lacks in sleeping accommodation it more than makes up for in lounge space, accommodating up to 8. The integral swim platform is also perfect for swimming and watersports. Two showers – a transom and a stand-up shower below deck – allow you and your guests to spruce yourselves up after a long day of sun-soaked leisure. Twin 250 HP outboard Yamaha or Mercury Yanmar Diesel IO engines provide a cruising speed of 30 knots and top speed of 44 knots. The 32 CC is all about good, plain fun in safety and comfort. And who doesn’t want that?
Ocean 55 MKII
The zippy offshore cruising flybridge yacht offers speed and maneuverability in almost any sea condition. With a slightly rounded hardtop sheltering the flybridge and sleek, dynamic lines, the Ocean 55 MKII looks like it’s moving even when it’s at rest. Split across three levels with two en suite cabins and generous seating areas on every level, the Ocean 55 offers the highest level of comfort and luxury. Alternating between warm, polished wood and more natural wood accents and a serene, nautical light blue exterior, this yacht will appeal to anyone with a timeless, chic sense of style. Add to this the stable, secure navigability of the vessel and it is hard not to feel an instant sense of calm when you step aboard. Twin Volvo Penta IPS 950 engines allow the Ocean 55 to reach a cruising speed of 27 knots and a maximum speed of 32 knots.
How to Buy a Hunt Yacht
If you’re interested in purchasing a Hunt yacht, a Staten Island Yacht Sales professional can assist you in your buying needs. All employees are trained to identify as many ways as possible to improve your experience when purchasing a Hunt yacht. As a 100-percent customer-driven business, SI Yachts delivers every time.
How to Sell Your Hunt Yacht
Staten Island Yacht Sales has the experience and the product knowledge to sell your Hunt yacht. Selecting the right full-service brokerage firm when selling your yacht improves the likelihood of a seamless and timely transaction. Listing your Hunt with SI Yachts, you can be certain it is in the hands of dedicated professionals. Over 50 years in business, our devoted Sales Professionals work attentively to provide you with first class representation.