Hunt builds each boat to suit a specific buyer, including those in its two-year-old Harrier line. The latest model, the Harrier 25, features jet propulsion. Without a prop extending below the hull, the Harrier 25 can be run in very shallow water. Yet with a deep-V hull and nine-foot beam, the boat is stable offshore as well.
Driving the jet is a mid-ship mounted 315 hp Yanmar diesel engine. The hull design was provided by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates, who also design hulls for Boston Whaler, Grady White and others. Each boat is custom-built in Portsmouth, R.I. Hulls, decks and cabins are common across the line, but all other features are added a la carte. The Harrier 25 is labeled a yacht, even though it’s only 25 feet long. Hunt says that’s because the boat has “yacht-quality finish,” unlike what’s found on mass-produced boats.
Vital Stats * Length Overall: 25′ * Beam: 9′ * Draft (Jet Drive): 1’6″ * Maximum HP: 375 (Gas), 315 (Jet) * MSRP: Starts at $124,950 * NMMA Certified: Yes