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10-04-2011, 05:09 PM
This was a boat that was from my area, (Cape Cod) a long time ago. (I never saw it in person). I have come across these two pictures, and was wondering if anybody knew what it might be. I belive it is about 26 to 28ft, and most likely a 1940's built design. But that's all i can come up with, any help would be greatly appreciated! These are the only photo's I have, Sorry!



10-04-2011, 11:36 PM
Wouldn't know the boat, but it is probably acting as the committee boat for that Beetle Cat race.

10-05-2011, 12:04 AM

I recall seeing that boat in the late fifties at Cape regattas. I think, but am not sure by any stretch, that it was an early Huntform design by Ray Hunt, a predecessor to his Deep-V designs. See the 'Stage 1' description and lines drawing (of an admittedly much larger boat) here:


Let us know if you ever discover the answer.

07-21-2018, 03:59 PM
It does look like a Huntform to me. We had one in the early 1950s, named the SPRAY by her previous owner. She was re-named WILD GOOSE by my father and delivered from Duxbury, Massachusetts to Annisquam, Massachusetts. She was 28-feet long and was used for Giant Bluefin Tuna fishing, Mackerel fishing; family outings and cruises in New England waters. She was sold to Marblehead, Massachusetts about 1956-57. There was a larger version that Bluefin Tuna-fished out of Newburyport, Massachusetts named EARLY TIMES. She was about 36-feet long.

The one in the photo looks about the size of the 28-footer we had, but I can not be certain.

Everything fbgarr has said seems correct to me. Unlike later fiberglass Ray Hunt designs (deep-vee), our 28-footer was quite flat aft, and with more power than we had in her I would guess she would have been quite fast.

Unfortunately I can not open the link provided.

I have been seeking info. on where the Huntforms were built, and came to this thread.

07-21-2018, 04:09 PM
Oh, I see the the adjacent thread mentions Graves Yard in Marblehead. That rings a bell as to the birthplace of our 28-foot Huntform. Graves also built the Hunt-designed 30-foot International 210 sailboats and the smaller 110s.