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Brief Summary

The new Hunt 32CC redefines the term “center console” with an unusual design that combines a luxury day cruiser with the functionality of a center console fishing boat. The helm console extends all the way to port, which improves protection from the elements for the skipper and passengers, while also increasing cabin volume below and creating more sociable seating forward. Access forward is still excellent with the side walkway to starboard. We think it’s an extremely effective combination, apparently the result of much experience both building boats and running them at sea. A functional cabin contains a basic galley, storage, and a fully enclosed head with shower. On deck, family members and friends find J-shaped seating forward that accommodates up to eight adults, with additional foldaway seating aft. Seasoned fisherman will appreciate foldaway seats at the stern leaving a flush, non-skid platform for casting and reeling in the catch of the day. She has a 24-degree deadrise at the transom and a signature Ray Hunt bottom which is known for comfort when things get sloppy.

Key Features

  • Molded T-Top with LED lights, handrail, and front and side scratch proof acrylic windows
  • Helm with custom wood steering wheel and varnished teak helm pod
  • Leaning post with counter, sink, drawers and storage beneath
  • Lockable, sliding companionway door with storage in companion step
  • Single berth with choice of Sunbrella fabric and additional rod storage
  • Ice box with optional microwave
  • Oversized helm seat with adjustable bolster and armrests
  • Aft flip-up seat
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 32’ 1''
    9.78 m
    Beam 10’ 6''
    3.20 m
    Dry Weight 9,000 lbs.
    4,082 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 2’ 1''
    0.64 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 235 gal.
    889 L
    Water Capacity 25 gal.
    95 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 2 x 250-hp Yamaha F250 4-stroke
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power 2 x 300-hp Yamaha
    1 x 380-hp Volvo Penta V8 gas
    1 x 370-hp Volvo Penta D6-370 6-cylinder diesel
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    Captain's Report

    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.

    Hunt Yachts 32CC running shot
    The Hunt Yachts 32CC has a displacement of 9,000 lbs. (4,082 kg) and a top speed of 45 knots. She is pictured above with standard twin Yamaha 250-hp 4-stroke engines with stainless steel prop. Diesel (for maximum range) and gas Volvo Penta sterndrive power options are also available.

    Major Features

    • Electric windlass with anchor roller
    • Rod storage under starboard bow seat
    • T-top with stamoid covers
    • Hand-stitched Majilite cushions
    • Enclosed head with shower
    • Icebox with Corian countertops
    • Cherry bulkheads, trim and fiddles
    • 36 quart icebox in transom
    • Insulated fishbox
    • Freshwater shower at transom
    • Commissioning package: bottom paint, name and hail port, anchor, boat gear, safety gear, and documentation

    Features Inspection

    Hunt Yachts 32CC floor plans
    A foldaway seat is located aft as well as two optional removable seats with stamoid covers for added UV protection. When removed, the 32CC highlights a non-skid platform designed for casting and moving around the boat.

    Foredeck

    Anchor Locker.

    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.

    Deck Hardware.

    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.

    Hunt Yachts 32CC idle shot
    The non-skid anchor locker is found directly forward between the two stainless steel pull-up cleats. Also note the Hunt Yachts burgee and ensign aft.

    J-Shaped Seating.

    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.

    Hunt Yachts 32CC bow
    The wraparound handrail is recessed and out of the way, but waiting at one’s fingertips as needed for security. The teak caprail and graceful curves signal that the 32CC by Hunt Yachts is all New England Yankee.

    Storage.

    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.

    Hunt Yachts 32CC table
    The hook on the starboard side of the J-shaped seating encourages one to lean back and put their feet up and relax. The optional table pictured above, adds functionality to the bow, creating a space for entertaining and dining with guests. Also notice the lockable rod locker on the starboard side.
    Hunt Yachts 32CC running shot
    The 32CC has 24-degrees of deadrise at the stern, increasing to over 50-degrees forward. It is the precise distribution of deadrise, along with the strakes and chine flats that create the alchemy in rough water. The sharp entry smoothes the ride and directs the spray aft, while the appendages direct the spray out, create lift and separate water flow from the hull for greater efficiency.

    Helm

    T-top.

    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.

    Hunt Yachts 32CC companionway
    The companionway is next to the helm rather than forward on the side, making for more civilized access below offshore.

    Layout.

    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.

    Electronics.

    In addition to a full set of instrumentation, we find several other standard components that are often considered “optional” in mass produced boats:

    • Ritchie calibrated compass in clear sightline of helmsman
    • Trim tabs with position indicator
    • VHF ICOM M412 DSC


    • Electric windlass
    • AFTI air horn
    Additional electronics are also available depending on the buyers’ mission including:
    • Bow thruster (electric with dash joystick control)
    • Fusion IP700i sound system with four remote speakers, helm remote control, and USB/Bluetooth inputs
    • Garmin 8212 12” color HD radar/plotter/fishfinder 4 kW dome
    • Garmin 8215 15” color HD radar/plotter/fishfinder 4 kW dome
    • Raymarine e127 Multifunction 12.1” chartplotter with HD digital radar and depth/temperature transducer
    Hunt Yachts 32CC helm
    We love the functionality and organization of this helm, including the electronics screen up high, close to the horizon for optimal situational awareness. Notice how the optional joystick is mounted directly next to the engine control. Also note the ergonomic footrest that adds to the comfort and support of the oversized helm seat.

    Below Deck

    Craftsmanship.

    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.

    Hunt Yachts 32CC below decks
    Notice how all of those windows let so much mood-boosting light into the space.

    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.

    Head.

    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.

    Hunt Yachts 32CC galley
    Corian countertops in the galley carry through into the head for an added feeling of openness and flow. We also like the accordion door for the head that adds to the space of the cabin when not in use.

    Aft Deck

    Water Drainage.

    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.

    Seating.

    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.

    Hunt Yachts 32CC aft bench
    The aft bench is pictured with one of two optional corner seats as well as the main bench that folds flush into the transom.
    Hunt Yachts 32CC aft bench folded
    With the main bench folded flush and both seats removed, riders have a spacious platform for reeling in fish. Also note the big bilge access hatch, pop-up stern cleats and the four rod holders.

    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:

    • 30-gallon (114 L) livewell with top access
    • Sink
    • Tackle station
    • Bait station
    • Drawers
    • Knife storage

    Entertainment Package:

    • Electric grill and inverter
    • Drawers
    • Cabinets below
    Hunt Yachts 32CC wet bar
    The standard aft facing station comes with dual cabinets and a freshwater sink. Note the gas shock for easy lifting and stability.
    Hunt Yachts 32CC refrigerator
    An optional refrigerator can be mounted inside the leaning post console below in the galley.

    Swim Platform.

    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.

    Hunt Yachts 32CC idle shot
    A lockable walkthrough door allows for comfortable boarding when entering from the swim platform. An optional walkthrough door is also available on the port hullside.

    Propulsion

    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:

    • Standard: Twin Yamaha 250-hp 4-stroke outboards with controls, gauges and stainless steel props
    • Optional Outboard: Twin Yamaha 300-hp engines with controls, gauges and stainless steel props
    • Optional Outboard: Yamaha Helm Master (Joystick control located at helm. No bow thruster required.)
    • Optional Inboard: Volvo Penta EVC 6.2 (380-hp) gas with jackshaft / OceanX sterndrive
    • Optional Inboard: Volvo Penta D6-370-hp 6-cylinder electronic control diesel with jackshaft / aluminum sterndrive

    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.

    Hunt Yachts 32CC running shot
    The 2015 Hunt Yachts 32CC can reach 45 knots wide open with standard twin Yamaha 250-hp 4-strokes, according to the builder.

    Price Range

    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:

    • Bow thruster (electric with dash joystick control)
    • Fusion IP700i stereo system
    • Raymarine e127 radar/chartplotter
    • Sun pad horseshoe bench cushion
    • Removable sun awning for forward seating
    • Removable stern corner seats with seat covers
    • Upgrade to Awlgrip paint (required for dark colors)
    • Optional deck color
    • Teak custom bow table
    • Microwave in cabin with inverter
    • DC refrigerator
    • Entertaining Package

    Of course there are additional fishing options, depending on the buyer’s mission, including:

    • Additional rod holders
    • Taco 15’ outriggers mounted on T-top with Taco grand slam bases
    • Rocket launcher-style rod holders mounted aft on T-top

    Observations

    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

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Standard

    Systems

    CD Stereo Optional
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard

    Galley

    Microwave Optional
    Refrigerator Optional

    Exterior Features

    Ice Chest Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional

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