The Hunt Ocean 63, the latest yacht to be launched by the Hinckley Company, has been commissioned at the company’s yard in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. With its iconic Hunt deep-V hull, the Ocean 63 is designed as an expedition yacht that will perform well in any sea conditions anywhere in the world.
The new Hunt has the clean, classic lines that define the brand, with an aggressive bow, a long sheerline, and a low profile for a 63-foot flybridge yacht. It was designed by the C. Raymond Hunt Design studio in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which has been developing and refining Ray Hunt’s original deep-V hull for more than half a century.
The 63 has a 20-degree deadrise at the transom, and it’s powered by twin 1,000-hp Volvo IPS 1350 pod drives. They produce a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots. If you dial back to 10 knots, the Hunt Ocean 63 will have a range of 1,150 nm.
Owners can personalize the interior of the 63, but the basic boat has extensive brightwork and teak and holly decks. The salon offers lots of living and dining space, and the yacht has an unusual amount of storage, appropriate for long cruises, in its cabinetry and below decks.
The galley can be up or down, and owners can choose four en suite cabins, or three plus an office and a private area for reading and relaxing. The boat is easy to handle, particularly with Volvo’s fingertip IPS controls, and is designed to be run by an owner-operator, although crew quarters are available.
The engine room has extra headroom for easy access to the mechanical equipment. The boat has Humphree interceptors for stabilization and a comfortable ride. The helm has a full suite of Garmin nav gear.
For a limited time, the new Hunt can be seen at the Portsmouth yard.
Specs.: LOA: 69’6”; Beam: 18’0”; Draft: 4’2”; Disp.: 78,000 lbs.; Fuel: 1,150 gals.; Water: 300 gals.; Power: 2×1,000-hp Volvo IPS 1350 pod drives. Read more: