The Hinckley Company just announced that it will launch the first Hunt Ocean 76 Command Bridge, a luxurious offshore cruiser, this spring. It will be the first Hunt 76 with a fully enclosed, walk-around command bridge; previous models had open flybridges.
The new Hunt 76 is designed as a user-friendly yacht. “From the command bridge, you have spectacular views and enhanced situation awareness,” said Mike Arieta, president of the Hinckley Company. “And with the walk-around deck, you can just step out to dock the boat from the perfect point of view.”
The climate-controlled command bridge has two Stidd chairs, an L-shaped settee, a fridge, day head, and access to the private lounging deck.
The boat has the classic, clean lines and the iconic Hunt deep-V hull that define the brand and that provide a safe and secure ride even in less-than-ideal offshore conditions. This latest Hunt was developed by the C. Raymond Hunt Design studio in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which has been refining Ray Hunt’s original deep-V hull for more than half a century, applying it to pilot boats and military boats as well as to recreational boats.
The 76 is powered by twin 1,600-hp Cat diesels, delivering a top speed of 29 knots; optional 1,900-hp Cats push the top speed to 32 knots.
An owner has the ability to customize a lot of his or her new Hunt. This new Command Bridge is built for a U.S.-based owner, and it has three cabins with en suite heads and showers, a walk-in pantry, and a two-person crew cabin on the lower deck with a private entrance.
The salon on the main deck offers 360-degree views, and it has an open, casual galley with an island bar and a banquette dining area. The interior is handcrafted with African mahogany and curated stone and tile surfaces.
Specs.: LOA: 76’3”; Beam: 19’6”; Draft: 5’5”; Disp.: 135,000 lbs.; Fuel: 2,050 gals.; Water: 490 gals.; Power: 2×1,600-hp Cat C-32 diesels. Read more: