C. RAYMOND HUNT ASSOCIATES IN THE NEWS
BOATING MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2016 60 GREAT BOATING INNOVATIONSIn Boating Magazine's 60th Anniversary issue, they consider the deep-V hull, as originally developed by C. Raymond Hunt during the 1950's, the single most important innovation to occur in recreational boating, noting that Hunt’s development comprises a variety of elements that result in much more than just a smooth ride at high speeds in rough water.
YACHTING MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2014 THE CRAZY ONESInnovators are pioneers willing to take risks, accept all challenges and make a change for the better. Ray Hunt was one of these dreamers who did just that. Hunt would pen countless award-winning racing sailboats and powerboats. Today, his ingenious and unrestricted approach to modern boat design is continued by the ever-creative team at C. Raymond Hunt Associates. Read article
PROFESSIONAL BOATBUILDER, AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014 PART 1: H/G-H PILOT BOATSWithout fanfare, the pilot boats produced by a design/build venture begun in the late 1970s between two venerable Massachusetts firms, C. Raymond Hunt Associates and Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, now dominate the U.S. fleet. By the early 2000s, pilots in one port after another up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and around the corner into the Gulf, had ordered Hunt-designed, Gladding-Hearn-built boats.
MARITIME REPORTER, OCTOBER 2013 ONE ON ONE WITH WINN WILLARDHunt is probably best known for its "deep-V" hull, a feature long revered as its signature. The business originated with the design of speedcruisers and motor yachts, evolving into military and commercial markets. Winn Willard has been with the company since 1970. He speaks with Maritime Reporter on Hunt's tradition, industry presence and outlook on future building markets.
POWER & MOTORYACHT, OCTOBER 2013
Got concerns about having a full-fledged, semi-custom boat built? Hunt Yachts packs stacks of fun and satisfaction into the adventure. Thanks to its long-standing and synergistic relationship with C. Raymond Hunt Associates, Hunt Yachts is commonly and routinely acknowledged for its semi-custom capabilities.
DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY
YACHTING, FEBRUARY 2013
The Hunt 44's conservative styling is crisp, friendly, practical and timeless. Variations on this basic theme are more than 80 years old and appear to be headed well into the future. The designers at C. Raymond Hunt Associates have artfully blended the practical elements of their military craft and pilot boats with a hint of lobster boat and a sprinkling of whimsy from the runabout era of the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
BULL'S-EYE, HUNT'S 44 EXPRESS SEDAN HITS THE SWEET SPOT
SOUNDINGS, FEBRUARY 2012
When you think deep-vee powerboats, the legendary Ray Hunt comes to mind. Think of this man, too: John Deknatel, president and owner of C. Raymond Hunt Associates. He hooked up with Hunt as his business partner in 1966. Since then, he has concentrated on planing hull design and fine-tuning the Hunt deep-vee hull form.
TALKIN' BOATS WITH JOHN DEKNATEL
YACHTING, NOVEMBER 2011
C. Raymond Hunt Associates taps its gene pool for two boats as different from one another as they are the same. Hunt has been designing deep-V boats for commercial and military use for about 30 years, and the lessons the team learned from these extremely demanding applications are often incorporated into Hunt Yachts' production boats.
MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS, MARCH 2010
This Hunt/Lyman-Morse "Whistler" is noted as "the most impressive and amazing motorboat that is mainly dedicated to the enjoyment of two people." Hunt Associates is commended for the fabulously beautiful design, which although still recognizable as a Hunt design, is in subtle ways a moderate departure from Hunt's typical work.
BEST OF THE BEST, 2009 BOATS OF THE YEAR
MARINE NEWS, FEBRUARY 2010
The Gladding-Hearn and Hunt Design team demonstrated the 64 SEV in New York Harbor. The demonstration began with the boat crabbing off the dock and turning 180-degrees in the close confines of Liberty Marina. From there it headed into the Upper Bay, and the southern reaches of the North River where various aspects of its maneuverability were displayed.
THE SECURITY ESCORT VESSEL
STARS AND STRIPES, JANUARY 2010
The U.S. Military's capabilities prove to be game changer in Haiti efforts. The U.S. troops brought with them an industrial operational capability and a logistical structure that turned a disjointed system into one capable of caring for thousands of victims. A handful of U.S. Navy ships were deployed, including these two C. Raymond Hunt designs featured in this U.S. Navy photo from Bonel, Haiti; the SeaArk Dauntless 34 and the Willard Sea Force 11M RIB .
A VITAL ROLE IN RELIEF
MOTORBOATING, OCTOBER 2009
The action stopped and heads turned as we brought "Whistler" to the dock in Rockland, Maine. This 54-foot beauty would be a showstopper wherever it turned up. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, "Whistler" boasts a performance to match the elegant sweep of its sheer line and its classic yet aggressive profile.
MAINE'S JET SET
SOUNDINGS, AUGUST 2009
There are plenty of forceful personalities in yacht design, and perhaps even more degreed professional engineers, but one of the most competent is also one of the most unassuming.
THE FOLKS WHO DID IT FIRST STILL DO IT BEST
MOTORBOATING, JUNE 2009
One of the most established New England design firms is C. Raymond Hunt Associates, founded by the legendary Ray Hunt in 1961. Hunt virtually invented the deep-V hull in 1960 with what became the Bertram 31, one of the most famous powerboats of all time.
NEW ENGLAND'S BEST DESIGNERS AND THEIR BOATS
MOTORBOATING, FEBRUARY 2009
C. Raymond Hunt was one of the most influential figures in the history of recreational boating. His work lives on today both in the production of Hunt Yachts, and in the hulls created by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the design firm he started in Boston in 1966.
A RICH HISTORY
SOUTHERN BOATING, JUNE 2008
The Hunt designed 54-foot custom water-jet express was selected as Southern Boating's Designer's Choice.
BOAT INTERNATIONAL USA, OCTOBER 2007
The Hunt deep-V hull that delivers a combination of economy at displacement speeds, yet cruises at 25 knots, fits right into how owner George Wallner uses his boat, "Electra".