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GIMLET 29' Hunt Yachts Surfhunter 29 Jet 2007

$ 199,000

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GIMLET is the finest Surfhunter 29 Jet ever built. Originally used out of Ninigret Pond (RI) where waterjet propulsion was not just an attractive option with joystick docking - but a necessity to navigate the shallow tidal estuary. The real challenge, however, was running the breachway in and out of Ninigret- not for the faint of heart and definitely the assignment for a true Hunt-designed Deep-Vee hull. The original owner started out with a Surfhunter 25 but needed a boat with a real interior with stand-up headroom and a large enclosed head for doing overnights, so the move up to the 29 made total sense.


The original owner loved the boat. Upon retirement, however, a decision was made to do the Great Loop so the Hunt was sold for a Nordic Tug. Fast forward a couple of years and a home move to the shallow waters of the Florida Gulf Coast and we get a call that another boat is needed; that very day GIMLET came back on the market and ended up back in the hands of her original owners who used the boat for several more years before moving up to a WhisperJet 38.


With stints on Lake Lanier outside of Atlanta and Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard, this remarkable boat found her way back south for use out of Boca Grande - another skinny water locale where the true shoal draft of only 18 inches really shines.


GIMLET has enjoyed quite a life with remarkable owners, truly excellent care and constant updating along the way. Under current ownership the boat lives on a rack inside a building and only gets splashed for a day at a time and enjoys a short winter season. A year ago, state-of-the-art Garmin radar was added with a huge plotter at the helm. Major waterjet "1000"-hour service has been completed and along with engine service, professional hull polishing and detailing have this boat both running and looking great.


Some of the options worth mentioning: custom 'Palm Beach' bimini extension; additional AC dedicated to the bridge deck; a separate engine-driven heating system, Simrad autopilot; teak ladderback helm AND companion chairs; a full curtain enclosure; extra 12v fans and a zip-opening window in the bimini for use south of the Mason Dix; Ultrasuede V-berth cushions with coordinated Ultrasuede curtains for the interior portlights - and the list goes on.


A truly excellent example of waterjet propulsion matched and sized just right with the proportions and weight of the hull. She planes nicely at 15 knots and runs beautifully from there on up to her fast cruise of 24-25 knots with 30 knot max thanks to her Volvo 435hp diesel. The Hunt Deep-Vee with pronounced strakes works well with this propulsion, however the addition of custom trim tabs with surfboard like skegs on the bottom is the secret sauce that Hunt adds to all of their jets and allows the boat to behave much like her prop-driven sisters, tracking well even in a following sea.


Canvas and cushions have been replaced and still look great. Bilges are clean. Gelcoat on deck sparkles. And docking with the joystick talking to the waterjet and bowthruster is just plain awesome.


We invite your interest in this incredible boat. 

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Wellington Yacht Partners. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 199,000
  • Builder:

    Hunt Yachts

  • Model:

    Surfhunter 29 Jet

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Placida, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 29 ft 6 in
  • Display Length: 29 ft
  • Beam: 10' 6"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 45 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 150 gals
  • Engine Details: Volvo D6 435
  • Engine 1: 2007 1231.00 HRS 435.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:
  • Flag Blue topsides with gold cove stripe
  • Single white boot strip
  • Exterior varnish March, 2023
  • Black bottom paint
  • Moondust (tan) contrasting nonskid with white gel coats decks
  • Varnished teak eyebrow
  • Tan Stamoid bimini top, curtains and covers

  • Electric windlass with foot switches and remote at helm
  • 22lb Stainless Delta anchor
  • 15' Stainless anchor chain with 200' x 1/2" 3-strand nylon rode
  • Foredeck socket for varnished teak staff for pennant
  • Wichard folding padeyes for fenders
  • (6) Herreshoff style stainless cleats

The Hunt Surfhunter 29 was built in the US using the highest quality products. Her hull deck and superstructure are Fiberglass sandwich construction using Airex (non water-absorbing) foam core for the topsides and deck and solid fiberglass below the waterline with Vinylester resins. High quality teak and cherry woods are used inside and out. Seacocks are Marlon ball valves. Stainless Steel is used for the deck hardware and bow rail.

The interior of the Surfhunter works well for day use but can also be used for coastal cruising. She has a generous V-Berth forward with filler piece to make a large double. The galley is just aft to port while the large head with ensuite shower are to starboard. Fiberglass molded headliner in the Herreshoff style. Large overhead hatch and several opening ports for light and ventilation.

Interior features include:

  • Navy Ultrasuede V-berth with filler with coordinating Ultrasuede curtains
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Plantronics Bluetooth sound system
  • (4) Cockpit speakers
  • Drop-down TV with digital antennae also to DVD player
  • Marine Air 7000btu heat and AC
  • Engine driven heat vented to interior, head and helm areas
  • Safe-T-Alert carbon monoxide detector
  • (2) Fire extinguishers
  • Nicro Fico solar vent installed in overhead hatch
  • (2) Hella 12v fans on shelf forward of V-berth
  • Companionway natural teak steps; lifting, with storage beneath


  • Nova Kool Refrigeration 12v/110v with cherry door
  • Kenyon Kiss 1-burner butane stove
  • Stainless sink with folding faucet; hot and cold water
  • Microwave oven
  • Hella 12v fan
  • 110v outlets


  • Very generous ensuite head and shower with Corian countertop, stainless sink with cabinet storage beneath and outboard. Ventilation from Lewmar opening port and solar vent.
  • Electric push-button head (salt and fresh water flush)
  • Stand-up shower with automatic drain
  • Stainless towel bar; cherry framed mirror; storage ‘cubby’ inset into aft bulkhead; 110v GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets in cabinet
  • 12V DC Electrical system
  • (4) Group 31 Lifeline AGM batteries (new, late 2021)
  • 110V AC electrical system
  • Guest 110V AC 20amp battery charger/1800 W inverter with remote control in galley
  • 30amp Shore power system
  • 12v/110v Distribution panels/Breakers in teak framed enclosure with Lexan door across from helm
  • Engine: Volvo Penta D6 435 A BT EVC C
  • Drive system: Ultrajet 305 Water Jet with joystick control
  • Gear: ZF220, 1.237:1
  • Cooling: fresh water
  • Bow thruster: Side Power
  • Alternator: Volvo 115 Amp
  • Volvo “smart tachometer’ with digital engine info
  • Volvo (optional) engine gauge
  • Hydraulic steering with electric assist
  • Racor 900MA fuel filter water separator (optional)

  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • 6-gallon Stainless Steel hot water heater
  • Engine-heated hot water
  • Macerator pump for holding tank pump-out in offshore waters
  • Palm Beach bimini extension
  • Teak swim platform with custom bumper trim and swim ladder
  • Mooring cover
  • Convertible transom settee; three pieces with Stamoid cover
  • Aft facing double settee (on back side of L-settee) with (2) drink holders
  • Racks for boathook etc. under coamings
  • Rod holder/(2) cup holders
  • Transom and swim platform sun cover; dark blue Sunbrella fabric
  • Flagstaff socket
  • Bette Fleming custom varnished teak flagstaff for ensign

Teak ladderback helm and (optional) companion chair(s) with fold-down teak and aluminum footrests and raised L-settee with teak footrests with removable kidney shaped teak table. Storage beneath L-settee. Front-facing side windshield vents ‘old station wagon style’ and zip open ‘window’ in Navy, top. Solex glass windshield and side panels. Full Isinglass enclosure; side curtains with (optional) zip open windows. Additional 10,000 BTU AC/reverse cycle heat added for bridge deck.

  • Teak bi-fold companionway hatch with Lexan panels and teak louvered bi-fold companionway doors
  • Optional teak handles each side of companionway, with additional handle for companion outboard
  • Teak and Lexan “Glovebox”
  • Teak fiddle added above glovebox to make shelf
  • (2) 12v Hella fans
  • Courtesy lights at sole level plus light on bimini frame aft
  • Varnished teak table with padded cover


  • Ergonomic helm with full instrumentation for engine housed in teak pod. Teak wrap-around shelf.
  • Teak cupholder
  • Teak and chrome wheel with Hunt logo
  • 12v outlet
  • State-of-the-art Garmin 15” touchscreen display at helm with radar and sounder (new 2021)
  • ICOM IC-M504 VHF
  • Ritchie compass with Hunt Logo
  • Stereo with remote at helm; DVD player and fold-down flatscreen
  • Lectrotab electric trim tabs with indicators
  • Simrad autopilot
  • Ultrajet joystick control connected to bow thruster and waterjet
  • Stainless bow rail
  • High water alarm at helm
  • (2) Electric bilge pumps
  • Electric horn
  • Handheld horn
  • Racor vacuum gauge at helm
  • Remote windlass switch at helm
  • Automatic engine room blower
  • Wipers with freshwater wash
  • (4) Life preservers
  • Type IV cushion
  • Flares
  • Discharge of Oil placard
  • MARPOL trash placard
  • Multiple handles strategically placed on vessel: along windshield, back of bimini frame; on top of L-settee seat back; for companion chair; at companionway on deck and on bulkhead below; on transom

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