Hunt Harrier 36 Shaft Drive Boat Test Notes

Detailed notes from our review of the Hunt Harrier 36 traditional straight shaft model

5th August 2012.
By Lenny Rudow

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Videographer Paul Cronin films Lenny at the helm of the Hunt Harrier 36 inboard model.

Build a highly customizable pocket-yacht that’s available with three different power options, including jet drives, IPS drives, and in this boat, traditional inboards.Hunt Harrier 36 Shaft performance data


  • Couple the classic Ray Hunt designed deep-v hull with modern power systems.
  • Allow the owner to arrange and accessorize the boat as they desire.


  • Vacuum-bagged and cored hull and deck.
  • Trimmed as desired, with teak or stainless-steel accents.


  • 1.2 miles to the gallon at a cruise of around 32 knots means the inboard version is less fuel efficient but faster then the same boat with IPS.
  • Top-speed of 37.9 knots also beats out the IPS drives, but isn’t as quick as the jet drive boat.


  • This boat has the classic twin-screw inboard handling.Hunt Harrier 36 shaft specifications


  • Bridgedeck rises at the press of a button to provide easy access to the power systems.
  • High level of customization in the bridgedeck arrangement and trim level. You can also get the boat with or without a full hard-top.
  • Gotta love that Ray Hunt deep-v hull—it handles waves like a boat with several more feet of LOA.

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Lenny Rudow

Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including and YachtWorld. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.
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