Hunt 44By Peter A. Janssen
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 82°F; seas: 1'
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST280 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
|Hunt 44 - Final Boat Test Numbers:|
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).
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.