The new Surfhunter 25 by Hunt Yachts is the reissue of a legendary New England coastal classic, with a few timely improvements. The Surfhunter maintains the original hull, with 24 degrees of deadrise, but has been augmented with wider submerged chines to improve stability at rest, and fitted with a Mercruiser Bravo III sterndrive. Standard power is a single 300-hp 5.7 Mercury Mag MPI Horizon gas engine linked via a driveshaft to the dual-prop Bravo III. Forward placement of the engine allows plenty of cockpit space for fishing, with full access to the transom.
Gunwales are redesigned for improved fishing comfort through the addition of under-gunwale rod racks, which increase toe room. Twin helm seating is standard. The helm is to starboard, and electronics can be either surface- or flush-mounted. A center hatch and companionway lead below to an enclosed trunk cabin featuring a vee-berth, room for a head, and counter space with room for a stove. A stainless sink and locker are standard. Hunt Yachts, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 994-2000;