Rhode Island-based Hunt Yachts has been bought by Scout Partners, LLC, the same company that purchased Hinckley Yachts in 2010. “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Hunt Yachts, Inc. by Scout Partners, LLC,” said Hunt Yachts president Peter Van Lancker. “I could not have designed a better stage for the future of Hunt Yachts’ brand, legacy, and products than this new ownership and partnership with Scout Partners and Hinckley.”
“The worst of all things is not to live in a physical world.” —Wallace Stevens
I first encountered the quote above as an epigraph to Just Before Dark, a great book of nonfiction by poet, writer, and self-effacing tarpon fisherman Jim Harrison that touches on eating, fishing and hunting, and writing. That book has regularly found its way into my travel bag, serving to help recharge my batteries in ways that e-mail and cellular phone calls just don’t.
Ladies of the yachting world rejoice, after nearly 200 years of male-only exclusivity, Britain’s Royal Yacht Squadron—billed as the most prestigious yacht club in the world (they’re club house is a freakin’ castle)—voted last week to change the club’s rules and allow women to be members.
We spoke to three brokers who each had a Post 50 listed on BoatQuest.com. Here’s what they each had to say about these fishing machines and the market for buying and selling them.
Written by Ben Ellison on Aug 10, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub