Watch the Hunt Harrier 36 IPS Video Boat Review

Videographer Paul Cronin captured the IPS drives in action, with an underwater camera.

Hunt Harrier 36 IPS Performance dataBuild a highly customizable pocket-yacht that’s available with three different power options, including traditional inboards, jet drives, and in this boat, IPS drives.


  • Couple the classic Ray Hunt designed deep-v hull with modern power systems.

  • Allow the owner to arrange and accessorize the boat as they desire.


  • Vacuum-bagged and cored hull and deck.

  • Beefed-up hull bottom around IPS drive units.

  • Trimmed as desired, with teak or stainless-steel accents.



  • 1.4 miles to the gallon at a cruise of around 30 knots make the IPS boat the most fuel-efficient of the bunch.

  • Top-speed is 34 knots, which is slightly less than the inboard and jet top speeds.Hunt Harrier 36 IPS specifications


  • There’s only one way to describe docking with the IPS drives: WOW!!!

  • Steering with the joystick is a joy. Seriously. If you played Pac Man as a kid, you can run this boat.

  • On plane, handling is very much like other versions of the Hunt Harrier 36; it carves turns while banking in, leans a good deal, and responds quickly to the wheel.


  • This is one of the smallest IPS boats around; if you like this power system (and you will) there are few other options in this size range.

  • High level of customization in the bridgedeck arrangement and trim level. You can also get the boat with or without a full hard-top.

  • Gotta love that Ray Hunt deep-v hull—it handles waves like a boat with several more feet of LOA.

Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld,, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.