Custom Yachts

  • Ray Hunt Design 35' Aluminum Fishing Boat35' Aluminum Fishing Boat
  • Ray Hunt Design 38' Cold Molded Express38' Cold Molded Express
  • Ray Hunt Design 42' Semi-Custom Flybridge42' Semi-Custom Flybridge
  • Ray Hunt Design 42' Semi-Custom Cruiser42' Semi-Custom Cruiser
  • Ray Hunt Design 42' Semi-Custom Extended Hardtop Cruiser42' Semi-Custom Extended Hardtop Cruiser
  • Ray Hunt Design 43' Daysailer43' Daysailer
  • Ray Hunt Design 48' Cabin Cruiser48' Cabin Cruiser
  • Ray Hunt Design 54' Waterjet Express54' Waterjet Express
  • Ray Hunt Design 54' Waterjet Flybridge54' Waterjet Flybridge
  • Ray Hunt Design 60' Flybridge Cruiser60' Flybridge Cruiser
  • Ray Hunt Design 62' Aft Cabin Cruiser62' Aft Cabin Cruiser
  • Ray Hunt Design 65' Custom Sport Fish Yacht65' Custom Sport Fish Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 66' Custom Sedan Motor Yacht66' Custom Sedan Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 67' Custom Motor Cruiser67' Custom Motor Cruiser
  • Ray Hunt Design 69' Custom Motor Cruiser69' Custom Motor Cruiser
  • Ray Hunt Design 70' Custom Powerboat70' Custom Powerboat
  • Ray Hunt Design 72' Aft Cabin Motor Yacht72' Aft Cabin Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 72' Classic Motor Yacht72' Classic Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 79' Motor Yacht79' Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 83' Expedition Yacht83' Expedition Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 89' Motor Yacht89' Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 90' Motor Yacht90' Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 94' Motor Yacht94' Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 95' Motor Yacht95' Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 102' Motor Yacht102' Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 102' Motor Yacht102' Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 112' Motor Yacht112' Motor Yacht
  • Ray Hunt Design 140' Motor Yacht140' Motor Yacht

Custom Yachts Up to 70'

Custom Yachts Over 70'

Custom design projects originate in a number of different ways. Most of our clients are experienced owners, and have well-developed ideas about what they want in their boat. Sometimes they cannot find an existing or production yacht with a combination of features that suits them, sometimes they are attracted to the combination of Hunt performance and styling, sometimes they simply want to be at the center of the process of creating an entirely new boat.

The design process usually starts with a meeting with the client, usually in person, but sometimes by mail and telephone, in which the size, performance requirements and general appearance of the boat are set forth. Hunt Associates then makes a preliminary study assessing the feasibility of the concept within the size and cost parameters selected, and produces preliminary drawings showing the essential features of the design. Sometimes we will prepare an extended series of preliminary drawings for a client who enjoys the process of exploring a number of different design directions. Once a preliminary design is agreed on, we prepare bid drawings and specifications which are detailed enough to allow a builder to estimate a final cost, and which allow us to resolve design questions in finer detail. The builder selection process varies. Sometimes the client has identified a builder in advance, sometimes there is only one suitable builder, and sometimes there are a number of possible builders who are asked to submit bids, which are evaluated not only for their price, but for the builders' specific skills, reputation, and experience.

Once a builder is selected, design work begins in earnest. In almost all cases, design work, preparation of working drawings and actual construction proceed concurrently, both to speed the process and to allow controlled evolution of final details, since the design process really only stops when the boat is finished. Hunt Associates believes in preparing complete drawings and specifications, and where possible in maintaining close contact with the builder, so the client is continuously represented and the project does not suffer from lack of leadership and direction.

After launching, we run a series of trials to assure that the boat runs as it should when delivered. Custom-built vessels are complex one-of-a-kind creations which often require adjustments to achieve their best performance. Hunt Associates' experience assures the client (and the builder) that the new boat will run at its best with minimum after-launch tuning. We keep in touch with our designs long after they are launched, both to give advice and service over the vessel's life, and because we frequently develop warm relationships with our clients, which it is our pleasure to maintain.