The Ray Hunt-designed powerboat will launch in 2022 for a New England-area client seeking a refined, practical boat for local waters.

BELFAST, ME — 23 March 2021 — Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, Maine, has begun construction on a custom 41-foot powerboat that will be completed and launched in 2022. Designed by Ray Hunt Design of New Bedford, Massachusetts, the composite-built dayboat is commissioned by a private client who plans to use the boat recreationally throughout New England waters. Selected as the builder for their proven workmanship, Front Street Shipyard’s experienced craftspeople will build the bespoke dayboat to the highest of standards as a flagship vessel for the international yacht yard.

Conservative styling combined with the renowned Hunt deep-vee hull make this dayboat a modern classic. The owner envisions a welcoming, effortless atmosphere for entertaining family or a small number of guests. The aft open cockpit has comfortable seating for socializing as well as a hidden fish box and recessed fishing rod holders for the occasional sporting expedition. An elegant composition blends with utilitarian details like readily accessible handrails and fiddles. Varnished cherry cabinetry and trim contrast with white panels and an oiled teak sole in the saloon. Down below the dayboat has a cabin and head with enclosed shower for occasional overnights.

The dayboat measures in at 41 feet, six inches overall with a waterline of 37 feet one inch and a beam of 13 feet, six inches. Powered by two Volvo Penta D6-IPS 650 engines, the vessel is expected to cruise at 32 knots with a top speed of 38 knots. The hull topsides and deck are cored fiberglass with Vinylester marine resin, which will ensure a light weight and top performance speeds.

“This elegant, functional design epitomizes a classic Maine-built boat, which we’re proud to build,” says JB Turner, president of Front Street Shipyard. “Having worked with the Ray Hunt Design group several times on vessels in the past, I’m confident we make the best possible team to deliver a high-quality, beautifully crafted vessel to the customer.”

Front Street Shipyard began building the dayboat in early 2021. The hull, deck, superstructure and parts will be under construction in various departments around the Front Street Shipyard facility by its in-house experts in composites, fabrication, systems and coatings. Progress updates will be posted online and on social media throughout the entire construction process. Read more about the custom yacht.

Hunt Dayboat Specifications

Length overall: 41′-6″
Length waterline: 37′-1″
Beam: 13′-6″
Draft hull: 2′-5″
Draft with engine: 3′-4″
Displacement: 30,000 lbs
Fuel capacity: 420 gal
Water capacity: 120 gal
Propulsion: (Two) Volvo Penta D6-IPS 650
Top speed: 38 kts
Cruising speed: 32 kts

Editor’s note: high-resolution renderings and drawings are available upon request to


About Front Street Shipyard

Front Street Shipyard is a premier international boatbuilding, yacht refit and service facility in Belfast, Maine. With its unique hauling capacity for vessels up to 485 tons, the yard provides maintenance, repairs, construction, dockage and storage for recreational and commercial vessels up to 200 feet. Front Street Shipyard has deep-water access for a range of power and sailing vessels from small boats to superyachts. With services from engine and systems maintenance to carpentry and advanced composite construction work, Front Street Shipyard is the most-capable full-service facility in the Northeastern United States. The shipyard recently expanded with its Manufacturing Division that uses Maine’s largest five-axis 3D waterjet cutting machine to produce complex parts from most any material.


Read More About the Custom 41

See more renderings and get more information about the Hunt-designed dayboat under construction at Front Street Shipyard.