The Hunt deep-vee revolutionized powerboat design, but there’s so much more to this storied company and the man who started it all back in the 1930s
Thick fog swept in fast, reducing visibility to zero. Charles Raymond Hunt II, 16, stood at the helm of a 32-foot sloop rolling in the swells of Rhode Island Sound and wondered what to do next.
Illustration by Jim Ewing
“This boat is a thoroughbred of the purest strain. Her lines, the way she lies at a mooring, her responsiveness to tiller and trim, everything about her reveals quality and breeding.”
Growing in popularity, dual consoles are versatile do-it-all boats used for fishing, water sports or just kicking back
The dual console serves today’s time-strapped boaters well, providing a platform for a variety of activities and lots of deck space and seating. Run around inland waterways, bays and rivers with the smaller models, and take the 24-plus-footers offshore.
Bayliner focuses on smaller boats with a new line of dual consoles, including the entry-level Element
Bayliner has introduced four dual-console dayboats under 21 feet. The smallest is the Element.
With this 16-footer, Bayliner wants to lure newcomers to boating or bring back former boat owners, says Matt Guilford, vice president of marketing.
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