Rare opportunity to purchase a Hunton 904, an exclusive sports rib with unrivalled performance. She is exceedingly quick to the plane, comfortably reaches her top speed of 60 knots and has surprising fuel efficiency. She has all the luxuries required for day cruising.
One simple thing that most RIBs lack and need is a toilet, and the 904 has one, and a sea toilet at that, complete with sink. It is not that obvious as it is accessed by a side door, but the design uses every inch of height from the keel to the tiny coachroof to provide a facility that makes this a credible family boat. In front of the toilet sits a built-in concealed electric cool box, and forward of that the usual V-shaped sun pad. The bow houses an enclosed windlass compartment, which also serves to provide stiffening to the forward sponson section in the event of stuffing the bow.
In keeping with the rest of the high-quality design, the sunken rear seat offers not only plenty of comfort but also plenty of security thanks to the raised coamings on each quarter – essential if you want to drive this boat fast without complaints from the crew.
The driving experience is perfectly honed with nothing left to chance. The helm ergonomics are spot on, with throttles where your hand falls, and a wrap-around seat with flip-down bolster for that all-important standing position.
Needless to say, the hull is a serious deep vee with a transom deadrise angle of 24°, while having a fairly wide beam of 2.74m. This produces a very sure-footed ride when turning hard, as well as being sharp enough to cut its way through choppy head seas. This boat is no lightweight as it displaces nearly 2 tonnes all up.
Only 12 904s have been built, so these boats are very hard to find. Not surprisingly, they hold their value very well.
This 2007 Hunton 904 RIB has just had a full refurb including new trailer and service.