Custom Hunt power boat under construction at Front Street
Monday, March 29th 2021
Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, Maine, has begun construction on a custom 41-foot powerboat that will be completed and launched in 2022. Designed by Ray Hunt Design of New Bedford, Massachusetts, the composite-built dayboat was commissioned by a private client who plans to use the boat recreationally throughout New England waters.
Conservative styling combined with the renowned Hunt deep-vee hull make this dayboat a modern classic. The owner envisions a welcoming, effortless atmosphere for entertaining family or a small number of guests. The aft open cockpit has comfortable seating for socializing as well as a hidden fish box and recessed fishing rod holders for the occasional sporting expedition. Varnished cherry cabinetry and trim contrast with white panels and an oiled teak sole in the saloon. Down below the dayboat will have a cabin and head with enclosed shower for occasional overnights.
The dayboat will measure in at 41’6” overall with a waterline of 37’1” and a beam of 13’6”. Powered by two Volvo Penta D6-IPS 650 engines, the vessel is expected to cruise at 32 knots with a top speed of 38 knots. The hull topsides and deck are cored fiberglass with Vinylester marine resin, which will ensure a light weight and top performance speeds.
“This elegant, functional design epitomizes a classic Maine-built boat, which we’re proud to build,” says JB Turner, president of Front Street Shipyard. “Having worked with the Ray Hunt Design group several times on vessels in the past, I’m confident we make the best possible team to deliver a high-quality, beautifully crafted vessel to the customer.”
Front Street Shipyard began building the dayboat in early 2021. The hull, deck, superstructure and parts will be under construction in various departments around the Front Street Shipyard facility by its in-house experts in composites, fabrication, systems and coatings.