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Annapolis-based Hunt Yachts has come onboard as an official partner of the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship. Jesse Falsone, regatta chairman for the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship, said the company has kindly agreed to provide a Hunt 32 Center Console powerboat as a spectator platform.

    “We were pleasantly surprised when Hunt Yachts reached out and asked if there was anything they could do to support the event,” Falsone said. “We had a need for another spectator boat and they came through with a very beautiful and comfortable vessel.”

    Hunt Yachts, which is part of the Hinckley Company family, was founded in the early 1990s by Raymond “Ray” Hunt – a self-taught designer with an instinctive understanding of the principles of yacht design. Hunt’s diverse portfolio of timeless designs includes the Concordia yawl, 12-meter America’s Cup yacht Easterner, Bertram powerboats and the Boston Whaler.

   After decades of attempts by others to design a better high-performance hull, the Hunt Deep-V continues to dominate powerboat design into the 21st century. Ray Hunt Jr., the founder’s grandson, continues the family legacy for excellence and plays an integral part of each Hunt Yachts project as Director of Manufacturing and Engineering.

   Hunt Yachts outgrew its facility in Padnaram, Massachusetts and moved to the Melville Marine complex in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This new facility provided an increase in production space as well as a service department, indoor storage and dockage.

  “Hunt Yachts is excited to support the sailors and spectators in the SAP 505 World Championship here in Annapolis”, said Brad Holbrook, Sales Director for the Annapolis office of Hunt Yachts. “We believe our seaworthy, fast, and well-appointed boats are suited perfectly to the task of supporting the sailors and entertaining spectators on the racecourse in any condition. We appreciate the opportunity the 505 Worlds provided to Hunt Yachts, and look forward to continuing our partnership in support of future regattas.”

   The 2017 SAP 505 World Championship gets underway on Sunday and continues through Friday on the Chesapeake Bay with Severn Sailing Association and Eastport Yacht Club serving as co-hosts.

For more information on the SAP 5O5 Worlds go to: 505Worlds2017.com

For more information about Hunt Yacht go to: huntyachts.com