Hunton XRS43: A Truly Bespoke Luxury Yacht
The British manufacturer of high performance luxury yachts, Hunton, is proud of their long heritage building bespoke boats to fit their clients’ dreams and desires. Known for their style, speed and comfort, Hunton boats are also widely admired for their innovation and luxury craftsmanship. The impressive XRS43 provides the perfect example of this tradition of high quality manufacture and attention to detail, built to order in partnership with each buyer. The breadth and range of exciting customisations possible on the XRS43 makes every commission a truly unique, bespoke project. Hunton delight in working closely with their clients to deliver outstanding results and provide the discerning high net worth with a genuinely exclusive yacht that will turn heads in every marina around the world.
Hunton was founded in 1979 by legendary offshore powerboat racer Jeff Hunton who wanted to use his experience in superior hull design to create the ultimate luxury yacht. He won the British Offshore Powerboat Championship six times, a hugely impressive feat. These superb yachts are handmade in England, down in Hampshire, by highly skilled engineers and craftsman further developing this heritage with the latest technology. Fiona Pool, the CEO of Hunton, formerly Head of European Trading at Bank of America, is shaping the brand to create the most innovative, high quality luxury yachts of the future, blending the finest materials, superior design and the highest quality craftsmanship.
“It’s not about what we want, it is about fulfilling our customers’ dreams,” explains Fiona Pool, Managing Director of Hunton.
Whilst each Hunton XRS43 boasts the race inspired deep V hull and the comfort, performance and stability you would expect, the looks, luxury and accessories can be tailored to match your deepest desires. Powerful and extremely elegant the Hunton XRS43 will be made to measure for your tastes, with their designers working in tandem with you to create the ultimate in bespoke yachts. The thrills, speed, exhilaration and fun come as standard. Every boat will be created to fulfil your ultimate fantasy of cruising in your personalised Aston Martin of the sea.
Even before you commission your very own Hunton, there is a configurator where you can pick from over a million colour combinations to see exactly what your boat will look like. Choose from a wide range of tones for the deck, hull, waterline, upholstery, infill and decking material. EsthecSmoke or Teak, from Metallic Azure to British Racing Green, Anthracite or Moonstone, the choice is yours to craft that personal statement, match your car, corporate colours, or a much loved piece of jewellery. No challenge is too great for Hunton’s designers and the configurations can be downloaded for viewing offline, or shared with friends.
With Hunton’s global reach, it was only a matter of time before a Chinese customer with a passion for fun requested a built-in Karaoke machine. Another client specified an additional second cabin, whilst other customisations have included a wine cooler, a luxury humidor to house handmade Cohiba cigars, a watch winder and a mobile watch safe. All of which Hunton were delighted to plan meticulously. They even had a request for the outer hull to be decorated for the Chinese new year of the snake, with a green serpent coiling around the red metallic hull finish. Another Middle East client specified a gold metallic finish for the hull and Hunton were happy to accommodate, but of course you can choose anything you like. From start to finish the client receives a bespoke customer experience as Hunton shares the build progress with photographs, culminating in the buyer test driving the boat before finally taking ownership of the finished masterpiece.
Other possibilities include but are not limited to:
Bespoke audio visual systems with onboard computers, wifi, state of the art sound systems and invisible cockpit speakers.
Barbeque/grill in cockpit area.
Fridges, freezers, ice makers.
Crestron lighting with one touch remote.
Bespoke cabinetry finishes such as inlaid metals, mother of pearl etc.
Any kind of bespoke paint finishes.
Electric bimini’s so you can raise or lower the bimini top at the push of a button.
Gyro stabilisers which will help reduce roll considerably for those who want to have an even smoother ride.
All the most sophisticated tracking and detection systems of other craft in the vicinity for those concerned about security and privacy.
This is the boat for the man or woman who wants the very best, but also a craft that is unique and stands out from other yachts in its category, as individual as the customer, with performance, craftsmanship and power hidden beneath its sleek stylish exterior. It is the ultimate luxury grand tourer of the seas, capable of up to 70 knots with a range of over 275 nm without refuelling. Fast enough to take your karaoke talents from Monaco to St Tropez in a couple of hours, singing all the way.
The Hunton XRS43 starts at £470K.