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