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April 2014 New Boats Notebook

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Hunt 80

“The unusual thing about this boat is the Hamilton waterjet propulsion. We use jets on commercial boats—fireboats, search-and-rescue boats, all the time—but for a yacht you need a real good reason to put them on because of their price and the necessary weight adjustments you need to make to the boat. Also, they’re not particularly efficient until you hit a higher range of speed. But this owner cruises in the Bahamas a lot so he wanted a shallow draft. This boat will only draw about four feet and she’ll have no underwater appendages. He could drive her right up on the beach if he wanted to—well, at a certain speed of course.” — Peter Boyce, Principal Designer, Hunt Yachts

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This article originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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