It’s hard to believe, but in 1995 a production down east cruiser was seen as ground breaking. she became an instant classic.
We’re sitting in a London hotel lounge and Peter Boyce, Hunt’s senior designer, turned to me and said, “You know, that 38 with the 375-horsepower 3208s was pure Hunt.” C. Raymond Hunt Associates was responsible for the naval engineering of the the Eastbay line of Grand Banks. (The late Dick Loh, former VP of Grand Banks, conceptulaized the boat along with his son Rick.) She was a tad on the heavy side, which in my opinion made her a great sea boat.
To showcase its Prestige line of motoryachts and express cruisers, French boatbuilder Jeanneau welcomes select guests to its impressive factory in Les Herbiers in western France. Prospective boat buyers, dealers, and a few lucky journalists got a glimpse of the entire boatbuilding process from the design and engineering studios to the yard where the boats are loaded for truck delivery. Oh and there was a really nice lunch with a little champagne as well!
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