A new luxury powerboat has been introduced to American Shores: Hunton Powerboats, a custom British performance powerboat brand is now offering it’s boats for sales in the US . The Hunton XRS37 was shown off at a media event hosted by Total Marine in Greenwich, CT. Total Marine is a dealer and servicer of high-end powerboats located in nearby Norwalk, Conn. Hunton plans to reveal further details of its offerings to the US market at a private show at the FT. Lauderdale boat show in the coming weeks.
Jeff Hunton established his Powerboat company in 1979. His vision was to combine the best engineering and performance with fine-finish luxury. Hunton Powerboats was ran more like a hobby than a business and in 2010 a group of four partners purchased and restructured the company into a international business.
Hunton’s boats don’t come cheap. Their base 37 and 43 foot boats start at $610,000 and $799,000 respectively. The company likes to make itself out to be the Aston Martin of Powerboats, after the British Luxury Performance Automaker. Hunton uses twin Mercruiser 8.2L Mag HO’s as it’s base powerplants in both models.
Hunton’s new ownership is looking to push out roughly 30 to 40 boats a year. Before the ownership change Hunton would commonly only put out about 10 boats a year. The new ownership partners wouldn’t skimp on quality, nor do they have plans to mass produce any boats in their product line.