Weekends might feel fleeting, but less so when they’re well spent, and a boat such as the Hunt 32CC—which combines the key attributes of a dayboat with the functionality of a center console fishing boat — caters to many of the visions that comprise a weekend well spent.
Hunt’s designers extended the boat’s console from the centerline to the port rail, so passengers can access an aft-facing, walk-in companionway to the interior. Access to the enclosed head, the bunk and rod storage is convenient, fast and safe. In addition, the extended console provides more room for amenities such as a microwave, a mini refrigerator and counter space in the galley. There’s even standing room in the head, which comes equipped with a shower.
For day trips offshore, the Hunt 32CC provides more protection than a traditional center console, as there is plenty of room to shelter three adults behind a wraparound windshield when the seas get rolling or you’re moving along at 50 mph (attainable with twin 300 hp outboards — 250 hp is standard). But the boat, like other Hunt models, provides a dry ride. If lounging and relaxing are priorities, the 32CC features an expansive cockpit, and the T-top has an optional pullout shade, for protection from the sun’s rays. Alfresco sunset appetizers and cocktails for up to eight people can be accommodated in the bow, on nearly wraparound seating. Add the optional teak table to really class things up.
Watersports enthusiasts and anglers will appreciate the integrated swim platform and the cockpit shower. For fishing, the boat’s aft seat folds out of the way, providing access to the aft swim platform and a spot to land a catch before storing it in the insulated lockers. The 32CC features a livewell in the transom, under-gunwale rod holders and plenty of rod storage space. The dash, of course, easily accommodates both plotters and fishfinders.
This is definitely an aspirational boat—the price can run past $300k fully equipped — but aspirations often become possessions, so start thinking about what you’d do if you had it. Hunt Yachts, huntyachts.com