This past Memorial Day, Hunt Yachts launched its newest deep-V express cruiser, the Hunt 44. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the Hunt 44 comes standard with twin Caterpillar C7ACERT diesels but can be customized with a variety of engine options from Caterpillar, Volvo and Cummins. These engine options translate to a maximum speed ranging from 27 to 31 knots. An optional IPS pod-drive and a joystick with computerized dynamic positioning enable owners to hold the boat’s position automatically.
Engines aren’t the only customizable feature on the Hunt 44. Multiple layout options allow owners to choose the stateroom, galley, salon and head configurations best suited to their needs. By positioning the pod units at the vessel's stern, the space aft of the engines is opened up for use as a sleeping cabin, utility room or wine cellar.
The consideration for overall design is what makes the Hunt 44 stand out among boats of its size – features work with the flow of the boat instead of against it. An ergonomic helm has 360-degree visibility. Out-of-sight stowage for a 10-foot dinghy is accessible via rising transom on a rocker switch. Continuous decks turn the main salon and afterdeck into a continuous space when the doors are opened. With all the details taken care of, the only real problem owners will have is deciding whether to play Sinatra or Bach on the Bose stereo system.
See a photo gallery of the Hunt 44 here.
Read Dennis Caprio’s review of the Hunt 44 design here.
See full specifications at Hunt Yachts.