NEB collaborated with Hunt Design on a development of the Hunt 33 design suited for coastal fishing & cruising yet capable to head offshore to the Atlantic canyons during the short but exciting season for big game fishing. While developing plans for power choices the owner voiced considerable concern regarding performance as well as a desire to avoid lobster pots.
This boat will be perfect as a unique yacht or sportfisherman. However, her commercial uses are abundant as well. Law enforcement, fisheries, patrol, harbor pilots, crew or private island transport and supply tender operators should all seriously consider this offering.
William Morong, listing broker - 207-236-2383 office, 207-720-0477 cell
Welded 3/16" aluminum hull and deck, 1/8" deck house.
Bare aluminum - Scotchbrite finish, Interprotect Epoxy barrier system below waterline, 2 coats Ablative Anti-fouling paint.
Hull form - Hunt Deep V.
FRONT INTERIOR HELM:
2x Raymarine E-120 Displays w/radar
Cummins Smart Craft display
Raymarine ST 8002 Smart Pilot with S/100 remote
Furuno Sonar Module
FLIR Camera ( for night vision)
Raymarine stabilized SAT TV Dome
Raymarine 218 VHF
2 x Raymarine E120 Displays
Smart Pilot 6002
Raymarine Remote VHF
Walkaround trunk cabin style
8 welded aluminum 10" cleats
1" aluminum pipe guard rails from bow to aft cockpit
Hatches - primary engine/jet access through custom hinged aluminum, insulated hatch with stainless steel gas springs. Two aft deck liftout hatches for machinery access. One Lewmar opening hatch on trunk cabin top. Four Lewmar portlights. Doors and windows: American Marine.
Cushioned seat on cabin trunk top. Offshore gamefishing bow pulpit. Anchor locker under forward deck step. Lewmar Profish 12V windlass.
Anchor - 22 lb. Delta with 20' x 1/4" chain and 300' x 1/2" rode.
Cummins QSB 5.9 diesel engine; 480 hp at 3,400 rpm
ZF 301PL2 transmission, Cardan shaft (20 in.)
UltraJet 340 with integrated joystick control system
Side Power SE 60/185 S bow thruster
Linear Devices aluminum trim tabs with electronic actuators - 12V
Cruising speed: 24 kts. Maximum speed: 28 kts
Second control station - joystick control. Two side wing doors. 38-gallon bait well fishing station with built-in tackle storage cabinets. Fresh and saltwater washdown. Stidd systems helm chair. Storage shelf under gunwale.
Tri-Cell cored panels, covered with Formica. King Starboard trim, vinyl/foam over plywood in overhead panels. Soft sided panels around forward cabin, vinyl-foam over 1/4" plywood.
2 Stidd System helm chairs, Soundown acoustic and thermal insulation, Silent Running acoustic and thermal barrier paint.
Cored panel folding table, cushioned seat with footrest and storage under, AC/DC fridge, butane stove, stainless steel sink, hot and cold water pressure system.
V-berth with storage under.
Enclosed head with sink, telephone shower and electric toilet.
Full-size cabin has V-berth with custom mattress and fitted sheets.
Deck and interior cushions and fabrics by Bristol Cushions.
Batteries: 3x 4D AGM, Magnum Energy 2512 inverter/charger, electric/hydraulic steering. Wheel and joystick at main helm, joystick at aft station. Smartcraft engine monitor system.
3x GFCI AC outlets in galley and forward cabin. 110V AC Seaward water heater, engine by-pass hot water while underway. One DC outlet at each helm station. Hurricane diesel heater - forward cabin, pilot house; blower at aft helm station.
Lighting: LED interior and navigation lights, courtesy lights in aft cockpit. Sea Vision underwater lights (12V). ACR-RCL-50B remote-controlled searchlight. Halogen deck flood light.
Outfitting by LD Marine from Danvers, MA. Taco Radial outriggers. LD Marine stainless steel rodholders.
New England Boatworks understood the owner’s wishes for a simple and rugged sport fish/cruiser. Considerable emphasis was placed on acoustic insulation to overcome typical metal boat noise in the interior living spaces. Lightweight cored panels helped keep the weight down in the forward cabin and on the overhead throughout the interior. Interior cabinets, galley module and related components were built in the joiner shop then fitted and assembled in place after the metal fabricators and mechanics fitted and installed the engine, jet and major machinery.
Local sea trials on Narragansett Bay, and then eventually further offshore around coastal Rhode Island, proved the boat was more than capable. Aluminum sport fish/cruisers may not be common around New England, but this one certainly attracts plenty of attention at the dock and on the water. Since the boat was delivered to Maine, New England Boatworks has received numerous inquiries from people looking for more information about the shiny jet boat seen up and down and all around the coast of Maine.