Mission of the Hunt Yachts 32CC
The Hunt Yachts 32CC recalibrates the center console in such a way that it allows close to the same hardcore fishing capability (one gives up the port-side passage forward), while adding a good dose of cruising capability by increasing and improving seating forward and adding volume in the head below. There was a time when center consoles were stripped down machines intended exclusively for offshore fishing for people who wanted a good ride, a fishable layout and little more. Comfort and amenities beyond those needed for fishing were rarely a consideration. Hunt Yachts has made its 32CC family-friendly with a layout conducive to entertaining, spur of the moment overnights, family watersports and fishing. Many of these changes come from the innovative expanded helm station that accommodates either the fish or cruise agenda.
The 32CC features a built-in anchor locker molded into the foredeck with a hinged hatch for easy access and stowage. A standard commissioning package includes a 14 lb. Delta with 15’ x ¼” chain, 200’ x ½” rode. A standard windlass with anchor roller allows for easy setting and retrieval right from the helm, or locally at the anchor.For those looking for higher end hardware, the builder offers an optional stainless package including anchor and chain. We like how Hunt Yachts created a large non-skid walk-around deck forward around the cleats and anchor locker. The walkaround makes managing the boat in close-quarters easy, and adds an element of safety for those riding on board.
A custom forward handrail surrounds the foredeck, adding security and comfort for passengers in the J-seating forward. All hardware is 316-alloy stainless steel, including dual bow chocks, four pull-up 8” cleats and one 10” bow cleat. A teak burgee staff on the bow, and ensign aft add to the traditional styling of the 32CC.
All seating is hand-stitched in Majilite fabric and finished with a choice of contrasting piping. An optional teak custom bow table (varnished) with a padded Stamoid cover and storage bag helps make the boat both plush and comfortable -- to say nothing of classy looking.For those interested in sun bathing, a removable sun pad cushion is also available, transforming the forward J-seating into a sunning area. Six stainless steel cup holders are within easy reach of guests in the bow, and fold-down cup holders disappear into the sides when not in use. The wraparound handrailing is a safety feature we’d like to see on more boats.
On the starboard side of the J-shaped seating, the builder designed a lockable rod storage compartment that carries forward behind the seating area. On the port side, a fly rod storage compartment is an option to consider for those looking for extra storage. Beneath the main J-cushion, an insulated bow locker is perfect for housing bait and beverages.
A molded T-top with LED lights, thick handrails, front and side scratch-resistant acrylic windshields, and a pantograph wiper/washer encompasses the helm station. The custom-shaped contours around the helm keeps passengers safe and dry in heavy weather. Above the T-top, a standard VHF ICOM M412 DSC is mounted within easy reach of the helmsman, along with an optional Fusion IP700i stereo with four remote speakers, helm remote control, and USB/Bluetooth inputs. Convenient dry storage to the left is perfect for keys and cell phones.
The layout of the helm begins with an oversized helm seat with adjustable bolster, arm rests, and a raised footrest for an ergonomic arrangement. The fiberglass helm console contains an engine instrument cluster with varnished teak helm pod, a Ritchie compass right in the operator’s sightlines, a stainless steel drink holder, and custom wood steering wheel with a Stamoid cover.The dash is designed with room left over for additional components should the buyer choose to install a radar or GPS system at a later date. Fender pad eyes are within arm’s length of the helmsman along with a circuit-breaker panel for immediate access at the helm. An optional hull side door located on the port side eases boarding to and from the dock, and keeps swimmers away from the props.
In addition to a full set of instrumentation, we find several other standard components that are often considered “optional” in mass produced boats:
Walking through a lockable companionway we step down into an efficient galley with natural light streaming in through surrounding windows. Finished in a holly-styled laminate sole for easy clean up, the cabin is functional and attractive. Surrounded with satin-finish cherry bulkhead trim and fiddles, the owner is constantly reminded of the quality and craftsmanship that Hunt Yachts consistently delivers.
Galley and Berth.
The galley or “gallette” -- as termed by Hunt Yachts -- is a productive space with Corian countertops and an icebox with optional microwave. Storage is found everywhere down below, including under the berth. Efficient in size, the berth is perfect for getting out of the sun and taking a nap during a long day at sea, or for an occasional overnighter.We could also imagine the berth as an excellent place for children to retreat if, God forbid, they bring along their tablets and other electronics. For buyers who would rarely use the berth, Hunt Yachts built in rod holders on both sides, allowing for additional storage of rods and gear.
Walking into the enclosed head with shower, we’re greeted with a freshwater sink, and Corian countertops that carry through from the galley. A mirror, towel rack and clothes hooks add to the functionality of the space, and the electric freshwater toilet has a 15-gallon (57 L) holding tank for use in inshore waters.
As expected in any offshore boat, the cockpit in the 32CC is self-draining should one take on water and spray in heavier sea conditions, as well as during cleanup at the dock. All hatches are fitted with gaskets, and the painted bilge contains dual bilge pumps with high water alarms -- 2000 gph forward and aft.
In the center of the transom we find a bench that easily folds out when extra seating is necessary, and when fishing becomes the mission, the bench folds away against the bulwark creating an open deck. For those interested in additional seating, Hunt Yachts offers two optional removable side bolster seats to accompany the center bench. When in place, the result is a flush bench that spans the entire length of the cockpit.
Aft Facing Station.
One of our favorite features on the boat is the aft facing station attached to the leaning post. The molded base comes standard with a counter and sink along with storage drawers beneath. A step away is a standard 36 quart icebox located against the transom and cleverly within reach of fisherman looking to grab a drink or fresh bait. An optional DC refrigerator can be installed within the aft facing station or below in the galley, and depending on the buyer’s mission they can also add an optional fish or entertainment package.Fishing Package:
A teak swim platform with stainless steel telescoping swim ladder and grab handle allows for easy boarding from the water. Even with the dual outboard configuration mounted on Armstrong brackets, there’s still room to maneuver without tripping on mechanical components. When re-boarding, a freshwater pressure shower greets guests at the transom, allowing for a quick wash down.
Once a buyer decides on the Hunt Yachts 32CC, the next step is determining the most appropriate method of propulsion. In the case of the 32CC, there are a number of power packages and a Helm Master option to choose from:
The standard twin Yamaha 250-hp 4-stroke outboards will move the boat at 45-knots, according to the builder. We have not tested her. For those looking for more speed, there are always the twin F300s that will run 48 knots-plus wide open, says Hunt.
The Hunt Yachts’ base boat with twin Yamaha 250 4-stroke outboards starts at $269,000. Bear in mind that all of the standard components that Hunt Yachts includes with the boat is an impressively detailed list compared to many production builders. We would consider a properly equipped 32CC to include the following components:
Of course there are additional fishing options, depending on the buyer’s mission, including:
With a semi-custom boat like the Hunt Yachts 32CC, the price range can vary considerably depending on the outfitting. With a relatively short options list, most if not all of the necessary equipment for fishing and offshore travel are already on the boat.The 32CC is one of the best executed center consoles we’ve seen. Her sea keeping and an innovative design that expands the console, allowing for a small but functional cabin, is just one reason for that observation.Her styling mixes the soft lines of Nathanael Herreshoff with modern concepts of design only possible in fiberglass. Finally, the fit-and-finish of the Hunt Yachts 32CC is as good as they come in class. Hunt has merged with Hinckley and they both share the same approach to boat building.To us, the amazing thing about the semi-custom Hunt Yachts 32CC is how close her price is to the most expensive production brands in class.
Standard and Optional Features
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