Subscribe to our newsletter

BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Hunt 44

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 82°F; seas: 1'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

280 gal. fuel, 120 gal. water, five persons, 500 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/Volvo Penta 429-bhp IPS600s

Transmission/Ratio: Volvo IPS600s, 1.82:1 gear ratio

Props: T2 propset

Price as Tested: $1,413,400

The Numbers

Hunt 44 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 5.2 1.6 1,316 64
1500 7.3 5.7 518 67
2000 9.6 12.0 324 68
2500 13.9 22.0 255 73
3000 17.7 31.0 231 74
*3380 26.0 42.0 250 78
Speeds are two-way averages measured with Garmin GPS. GPH taken from Volvo Penta display and Garmin. Range based on 90 percent of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm; 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

(*It turned out that a 30-foot line had wrapped around a prop prior to the speed test. Hunt Yachts test of the same boat earlier showed a top speed of 28.6 knots at 3580 rpm.)

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

NOTABLE OPTIONS: Twin 429-bhp Volvo Penta IPS600s ($38,000)
custom 9-foot Hunt dinghy with 6-hp Yamaha outboard to fit in the garage ($14,250)
Sea Recovery watermaker ($24,200)
Kenyon remote-control electric grill ($4,320).

On Location

Editor’s Cruising Pick:

The Hunt 44 is all class. We’d love to cruise her off Long Island’s North Shore. Maybe stop into Claudio’s (631-477-0627, www.claudios.com) in Greenport for a lobster roll before checking out the local vineyards to find the perfect bottle of white for cocktail hour back onboard. Like us on Facebook and tell us where you’d like to cruise this all-American beauty.

This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

Related Features