Taking Flight with the Hunt Harrier 36

In the Harrier 36, Hunt Yachts evolved a historic hull design that sliced seas with noteworthy speed.

Hunt Harrier 36
Hunt Yachts built 18 Harrier 36 hulls from 2002 to 2015. They could be rigged for cruising, fishing or both.Hunt Yachts

The Hunt Yachts Harrier 36 was based on C. Raymond Hunt’s renowned deep-V hull form. Matched to optional 440 hp Yanmar diesels (370 hp diesels were standard), the hull made 36-plus knots in 3- to 4-footers on our test day back in 2002.

Notable Features: An electric Stidd helm seat and satin-finish cherry joinery, plus hydraulic rams that lift the bridge deck for engine access.

Belowdecks: A queen berth offered weekend-long cruising capability.

Availability: At press time, we found two Hunt Harrier 36s on the market: a 2010 with twin 435 hp Volvo Penta diesels and Hamilton water jets for $495,000, and a 2003 with twin 470 hp Yanmar straight-shaft diesels for $220,000.

From the Archives: "Performance and strength are derived from the Airex core in the hull and Airlite in the deck and superstructure. The E-glass and epoxy resins are vacuum-bagged and oven-cured. Carbon fiber is used to stiffen the longitudinal stringers without adding weight." — Yachting, October 2002