Welcome to Martin Payne Marine
I had owned a variety of ski boats from 12 to 18 feet but owning a Hunton Powerboat was my big ambition.
The first time I met Jeff Hunton was at the 1985 Southampton Boat Show where Hunton Powerboats were exhibiting their RS28 with a pair of 260hp V8 Mercruisers. I stood a few paces back from the boat drawling and hoping one day I could own such a beautiful and fast powerboat.
"Come on board" Jeff Hunton said,
"No No" I said "thank you but this is out of my league and I donít want to waste your time"
"This is why we are here" Jeff said, "come and take a look"
Well my conscience was clear; he knew I wasnít in the market, just a dreamer, so I jumped onboard.
It was love at first sight, (the boat not Mr Hunton) everything and more I had imagined her to be.
I think Jeff Hunton enjoyed my enthusiasm because before I new it he offered to take me for a blast, yes there and then!!!!!
What can I say, heading towards the Southampton Dock wall at 60mph then taking a full lock turn at the last minute meant one thing, one day I had to own one of these awesome machines.
The rest as they say is now history, in 1987 I managed to buy myself an ex race Hunton 28 called ABBI and my Hunton journey began.
By 2003 I had owned the Hunton RS28, Hunton Maverick 34, and two Hunton RS43ís travelling thousands of nautical miles. During this time I got to know the Hunton Powerboat Team very well.
In 2004 I grabbed an amazing opportunity and started Hunton Powerboat Sales which was responsible for selling Hunton Powerboats direct from the factory worldwide.
During this time we introduced the Hunton XRS37, Two new RIB models and the exciting XRS43 as well as been chosen to build three boats for the film "Sahara".
I now run this independent brokerage website as well as being connected to the factory sharing my knowledge and passion to a new generation of aspiring Hunton Powerboat Owners.
Martin Payne Marine