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Racy RIB

Twin 350 hp Mercury outboards give the Hunton 1005 RIB a top-end speed of 65 knots.

January 16, 2020
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Hunton 1005 RIB
U-shaped seating aft helps guests be comfortable at higher speeds, even if there’s a crowd on board. Courtesy Hunton Yachts

England’s hunton yachts has a racing heritage, and the builder most certainly knows that speed thrills. To that end, the Hunton 1005 RIB has optional twin 350 hp Mercury Verado outboards that catapult the needle to 65 knots. The model also has a range of 250 nautical miles, so she’s not just for short hops from the big boat to the beach. She could cross from Miami to Bimini on her own hull, if you like.

Whom It’s For: Any owner wanting the stability and ruggedness of a RIB, low-profile British aesthetics, and white-knuckle speed.

Picture This: Your family is splashing around in the bathtub-warm water off Islamorada, Florida, when angry-looking clouds ribboned with lightning swarm the horizon. Time to get back to the mothership. Thanks to the speedy 1005, everyone will be safe, sound and dry in just a few minutes.

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