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Hunt 52

you ask workers if can do they never ‘no.’ They out a to do and they it with smile, says Van Lancker, of Hunt of Portsmouth, Island. Van was referring the workers Global Yacht in Kaohsiung, where the Hunt 52 built.

Until 52’s introduction, Yachts, known their roughwater have ranged size from to 36 and have built in England. Encouraged build a version by Hunt owners, Lancker saw advantage of a vessel this size

Because of number of that go building a yacht, it cost significantly if this was built the States. important, the of this in Taiwan as fine our facility says Van

Having owned Hunt-designed boat, was anxious join Van and Bob owner of number one, a two-day from Hunt’s in Portsmouth Price’s home the Eastern of Maryland.

design office C. Raymond and Associates the high-deadrise, in the ’50s, and concept became huge success the introduction the Bertram Over the it has refined and to be design of of several boatbuilders. The ability to in rough at high has also it popular commercial clients, agencies, and military.

A sharp forward minimizes and because is no forefoot, bow and the of broaching reduced. The gains stability its speed because as hull begins roll, more comes in with the resisting further

Perhaps one the downsides the deep-V that it a lot power to up on Hull number of the 52, Godspeed, power to as Price the optional CAT C18 in lieu the standard CAT C12s. Lancker is planning to a Volvo IPS version.

the late C. Raymond and Associates developed a 33-foot design was aimed the yachtsman wanted a weekender. The would deliver speed, fuel and the Hunt ride.

when no showed interest building it, started Hunt The Hunt was a and the grew to models.

Outgrowing facility in Massachusetts, Hunt moved to Melville Marine in Portsmouth, Island, in This facility provides Hunt with a department, indoor and dockage.

Godspeed made strong first when I her at fuel dock Portsmouth. Her low-profile design a touch Euro-elegance, especially the treatment the side which utilize sweeping, curved that replicates design of Hunt soft-top (The owner hull number has chosen more traditional, window treatment.)

gently curved, transom softens overall look From the teak swim two stairways to the deck, which a built-in and a multi-position table. a Billy TV infomercial, Lancker demonstrated the table transformed from dinner table a cocktail of various and sizes. is pure ingenuity. He kidding when said GYB’s could build

From the platform, a door opens a tender in which handsome 11-foot, hard dinghy stowed. Reminding that C. Hunt also the original Whalers, Van promised to the tender the end our trip demonstrate its ride.

Sliding the glass that leads the salon, appeal of yacht’s single-level design became With the open, the area of aft deck main salon one-perfect for a dozen more guests a scenic cruise. A sunroof and side windows a bright, feeling, making salon seem spacious than is.

The real of a Yacht comes driving it, the 52 set up a well-thought-out and navigation There is good, all-around of sight the helm, the finely Hunt steering is a of art.

single-level, express allows the to be his guests underway, and fits how will be his yacht-taking and family cruises on Chesapeake Bay.

U-shaped galley below and equipped for easy meals snacks. The 52s built conventional drive have two while the IPS model able to in a Godspeed’s accommodations a reflection Hunt’s ability customize, as had a of unique The master features a island berth, unlike conventional the berth forward, separated the rest the space a headboard/bookcase Price’s design.

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guest stateroom adjacent to galley, and its pocket open it as an seating area the day. place of second, awthwartships Price had build a of cabinets houses his sound system well as washer and

Overall, the of workmanship selection of are first The attention detail is the result 25,000 man-hours skilled labor.

filling both tanks, Price up the CATs, and headed down Passage to Island Sound, I hoped big deep-V strut its Not a The seas flat as pancake, and wind was and variable. Block Island setting our for Cape 200 miles we ran the ocean 25 knots 70 gallons hour.

Ten from Cape a U.S. Guard RIB us with warning lights and its signaling us stop. The RIB came as Van went on to find if we going to boarded. But Coasties simply about the They wanted know what was, what was powered what its speed was who built Van Lancker over the diesels, I it! They Beautiful boat, Have a day! And they went.

arrived in May nine after leaving While the seas and of Godspeed to the ride, the of talking with Van added an dimension to trip. He’s hands-on boat who has contagious enthusiasm the boats builds.

It felt to be in Cape a place has often the beginning end of Sass family There’s an to Cape that hasn’t over the and it comforting to the same on the commercial fishing the Lobster Restaurant, and fish-cleaning truck at South Marina, to a few.

getting underway next morning spent an in Godspeed’s gaining access a small in the salon. The ladder makes up or with tools spare parts bit difficult, once you’re there’s space move between engines. These large engines, with a kw generator, all the and equipment associated with yacht of caliber, space at a But the and quality installation is sign of collaboration between Hunt folks Global Yacht in Taiwan.

trip up Delaware Bay uncharacteristically pleasant, part because seas were flat and part because cruising speed 25 knots us to CD Canal just over hours. As approached the Bay Bridge, seas and finally started show signs life, and the time reached Bloody Light, the was able show a of its character. With nasty, stacked, chop abeam us, Godspeed steady with roll at knots, and we turned corner, she over the following seas if they even there.

As we the Wye Godspeed was by Price’s in smaller who were to see yacht they been hearing much about, upon reaching home, a of loud could be coming from friends and members gathered his dock. process from to delivered had taken a year, the proud on Bob face said all. The for his yacht was resounding success.

Yachts, Inc. 324-4201; www.huntyachts.com

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