In a market where boat builders have scaled back on new model introductions, Hunt Yachts greets 2010 with three new hardtop coupes, each built on an acclaimed and proven deep-V hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates. This Coupe series is initially being introduced for three designated models: 29 Surfhunter, 33 Surfhunter, and the 36 Harrier. Adding the Coupe line at Hunt Yachts is a response to owners and admirers of the original, award-winning express line of Surfhunters and Harriers, requesting more all weather climate cruisers. The hardtop and side windows allow those at the helm and in the settee area to be more cosseted in air-conditioned or heated comfort, extending not only the Coupe’s cruising capability but also adding days to the boating season. The Coupe’s hardtops with twin open hatches as standard which can be changed to the optional sliding sunroof, provide complete weather protection, increase the privacy of the bridge deck areas, allow overhead interior lighting and provide rooftop stowage for water toys. In addition to the overhead openings, the side windows slide open too for natural ventilation. Handrails along the hardtop make passage on the side deck safe and secure. The interior of the Coupe’s enclosed bridge deck is richly and warmly finished in wood, with large tempered glass windshields bringing clean visibility for captain and passengers whether underway or in-port. The interior layout varies by model size with 29 Surfhunter Coupe above offering a vee shaped saloon which converts to a double berth, galley and a separate shower head. The cockpit keeps the concept as the open with an aft bench seat, and an L-shaped to port this in this case of the Coupe can become a second dinette covered by the hard top. Speeds is a 37 knots with the standard single 370hp petrol gas Volvo engine. Diesel options starting from a smaller 315hp Yamnar to 435hp Volvo are available. Hunt also offers a selection of propulsion choice for the 29 Surfhunter Coupe of three options: stern drive, shaft or jet. The 33 Surfhunter is the second in size Hunt to be offered in the new Coupe hardtop all weather version. The concept here is similar to the 29, with the 33 Surfhunter Coupe offering also a similar exterior, and interior plan but with the advantage of having extra dimensions in length and in beam. This extra length gives also some bonuses below offering a dining double bench seat to port, which adds with the vee berth, the galley and separate shower head. Power is from a standard single 380hp Yanmar which delivers 31 knots of top speed. Other engine choices are Volvo and Cummins from 370 up to 480hp, always propelled with a direct shaft line. According to Hunt Yachts the 33 Surfhunter Coupe should also be the last model to be put in the water of the three hard top projects. The 36 Harrier Coupe is the largest of the three new projects, but second of them to go in production just behind the 29 Surfunter Coupe. Being larger in size and also offering an outside second cockpit galley arrangement the all weather hardtop Coupe does also make a lot of sense to this all weather offering with the usage of a thirty six feet Traditional Cruiser full year round. The layout of the 36 Harrier is similar to the 33 Surfhunter, but in bigger dimensions and offering a bonus of a second galley or wet bar in the cockpit to starboard, behind the helm station. Engines are also the other difference to the smaller Hunt Yachts here with the 36 Harrier Coupe offered with twins and a standard 380hp Yanmars which give 36 knots in top speeds. Other choices are Volvo 300hp up to 435hp, with propulsion options being traditional in line shaft standard, and jet or Volvo IPS pods as optional.