Watch the Hunt Harrier 36 Shaft Drive: Video Boat Review

Videographer Paul Cronin films Lenny at the helm of the Hunt Harrier 36 inboard model.



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

Concept

  • 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.


Construction

  • Vacuum-bagged and cored hull and deck.

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


Performance

  • 1.2 miles to the gallon at a cruise of around 32 knots means the inboard version is less fuel efficient but faster then the same boat with IPS.

  • Top-speed of 37.9 knots also beats out the IPS drives, but isn’t as quick as the jet drive boat.


Handling

  • This boat has the classic twin-screw inboard handling.Hunt Harrier 36 shaft specifications


Features

  • Bridgedeck rises at the press of a button to provide easy access to the power systems.

  • 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, boats.com, 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.
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