When it comes legendary American yacht designers, it’s pretty hard to top C. Raymond “Ray” Hunt. He was a self-taught designer, and according to legend, his profound knowledge of how boats move through the water was a gift that no tank test or formula can replicate.

Raymond Hunt New England Boating Pioneer

His timeless designs that include the Concordia yawl, the 12 Meter America’s Cup yacht Easterner, Bertram powerboats, and the Boston Whaler reads like the history of American yacht design. Meanwhile, Hunt’s breakthrough Deep-V hull design has withstood the test of time. And that’s what makes the current models that Hunt Yachts build so special.

Hunt Ocean Series 72 cabin interior

Hunt owners will say the Ocean Series 72 (pictured above) is one of the most beautiful and comfortable offshore yachts you can find. The Harrier 26 is a classic runabout. And the new Ocean Series 54 (pictured below) that was just announced looks like it has the perfect combination of classic and contemporary ideas.

Hunt Yacht Ocean Series 54

But for ocean home owners who enjoy the special luxury of a private dock, it’s pretty hard to compete with their Coastal Series yachts and their popular, 32-foot-long center console model in particular.

Hunt Yacht 32 foot center console

The 32 CC’s innovative extension of the center console (reaching from centerline to the port rail), allows for an aft-facing, walk-in companionway leading to a real interior. In addition, the extended console accommodates both an enclosed, stand-up head (with shower!)

Hunt Yacht 32 foot center console

There’s even a single daybed located forward. The forward “J” seating accommodates eight and the optional teak table is ready for al fresco dining.

Hunt Yacht 32 foot center console

And if all that’s not enough to get you excited to head out on the water for an afternoon, a Hunt 32CC is also drop dead gorgeous weather it’s under way or on your dock.