“The Last Wooden (Shell) Racing Boat Builder”?

Or so the BBC claims:

lastBoatbuilder

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25471261?post_id=1514408962_10202805664852074#_=_

What do you think?

And here’s to 2014.

Thanks, Carl

 

 

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All I Want For Christmas… Hunt 512

Hunt 512

 

(Renderings courtesy Hunt Design)

Thanks to Landrith from the WB Forum for pointing this out.

A very interesting update of Ray Hunt’s 510 design from 1948, of which one boat was built.

The 512 has slightly increased beam from the original, and updated rig and foils.  Here are her specs, etc.:

Hunt 512. jpeg

(I’m not sure if that worked…)

Length Overall 43′-1″
Length Waterline 31′-11″
Beam 8′-0″
Draft 6’-0”
Displacement 6,900 lbs.
Ballast 5,600 lbs.

Hunt 512B

Here’s your chance — Be first!

I’m in.  Mickey, Tom, others?

For more information:  http://www.huntdesigns.com/custom-43-01.htm

Thanks, Carl

 

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