Customer also wants a temperature-controlled humidor installed, Hunton reveals

British performance boatbuilder Hunton has designed what amounts to a 70-knot karaoke bar for a Chinese customer who approached the yard with some unusual requests.

Hunton said the customer has requested an XRS43, only with the below decks turned over completely to entertaining, with a long run of seating replacing the bed and a karaoke machine as the centrepiece (see above).

Also on the unique options list were a wine refrigerator, watch-winder and a temperature-controlled humidor.

Hunton said it was the most “innovative” commission it had received to date, and resulted from the brand’s penetration of foreign markets.

“We’ve always said that the team at Hunton are up for a challenge, and this commission was certainly that!” said Hunton MD Fiona Pool.

“As well as overcoming the obvious engineering challenges, we’ve set about creating a boat designed to tick every box for this particular customer, which is exactly how we feel successful businesses should be run.”

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