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:

Thanks, Carl


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NZ Frostply Class





(Photos courtesy Frostply Association)

I have to confess that — until a loyal reader pointed out on the WoodenBoat Forum last week in response to my post for My Wooden Boat of the Week — I hadn’t heard of the Frostply class in New Zealand.  Nor that Sir Peter Blake used to sail them prior to graduating to the P class.

She’s a 1954 design from the noted designer, John Spencer.

I’m afraid my available research is slim.  There is an association for the class, but beyond the fact the Frostply is suitable for an adult and a teenager, or two teenagers, there is not much information available.

Surely our readers can help me out?  Please comment below.


The association’s website:

She looks like an intriguing boat.

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