February 10, 2012

New Model: Hunt 44 Express Cruiser

Hunt has recently launched hull number one of the much awaited 44, with construction two also in near to completed status.  A smaller version of the well received 52, the 44 is as is expected designed by C. Raymond Hunt associates, the firm which carries the heritage of the deep Vee inventor.  The 44 features a pure deep Vee shape with twenty degrees deadrise confirming the status of the brand and the design team. The Hunt 44 Express Cruiser features a two cabin interior with an owners room to fore, twin bunk cabin to starboard.  Two head, one of which en-suite, and an L-shaped galley complete the lower deck layout.  Engines choices are four choices which start with the standard Cats 457hp up to Cummins 600, in traditional line shafts.  A more efficient and easier to handle Volvo IPS 435hp engines option also exists.  Speed is a max of 27 knots with the Cats 457hp. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 14 m (45.9ft)
Hull Length - 13.49 m
Waterline Length - 12.62 m
Beam - 4.42 m
Draft - 1.22 m
Displacement - 18.1 t loaded, 15.9 t unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 1700 l
Water Capacity - 450 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C7 Acert 455hp, C9 Acert 567hp, Cummins QSC 8.3 600hp, Volvo IPS600 D6 435hp
Propulsion - line shafts, or IPS600 forward looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 27 knots max 23 crusie with Cats 455hp
Hull Type - Vee shape with deep 20 degrees dead rise aft
Construction - Vinilester resin infused foam PVC construction, above and below waterline
Project - C.Raymond Hunt Associates