Watch the Hunt Harrier 36 Jet Drive: Video Boat Review

Filming was possible even on a rainy day, on the protected helm deck.

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


  • Vacuum-bagged and cored hull and deck.

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

  • Twin diesels are coupled to Hamilton jet drives


  • 1.1 miles to the gallon at a cruise in the upper 20’s means the jets are less efficient and offer less speed at cruise.

  • Our test boat broke 40 knots at WOT, which is the fastest top-end any of these rigs can offer.

  • Jet drive speeds jump significantly at the high end of RPM.


  • Jet drives can make the boat dance on a dime, both at dockside and when underway at high speeds.

  • There’s a learning curve, with jets. It may take you some time and experience to become comfortable handling this rig.Hunt Harrier 36 Jet specifications


  • Jets allow for minimal draft, reducing it from 3’0” to 1’10”.

  • 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.