June 4, 2023
Quick, fishable and useful: The brand new breed of boats like the Duffie 64 are on the vanguard of know-how.
Chris Rabil

With a mix of contemporary building and a mind for the ­stunning strains of the timeless classics, the brand new breed of sport-fishing machines ­presently in manufacturing is just unimaginable. Amongst many notables this 12 months are a pair of gorgeous 82-footers, a singular coupe design from Costa Rica, a walkaround flybridge sport-fisher and a semiproduction outboard boat.

Viking 64

Viking 64
Viking 64
Viking Yachts

On the heels of the award-winning 54 Convertible, Viking Yacht Firm will unveil the second-generation 64 Convertible on the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Worldwide Boat Present in late October. This four-stateroom, three-head battlewagon is poised to grow to be one other best-in-class celebrity on the match circuit, thanks partially to an optimized hull floor designed for velocity and gas effectivity. Viking provides quite a lot of energy choices, and whereas the MAN 1,550 hp engines are normal, Hull No. 1 will likely be powered by a pair of MTU 12V2000 M96X engines rated at 2,000 hp every. The 64 will likely be out there as an ­ enclosed-bridge mannequin as effectively.

  • LOA: 63′8″
  • Beam: 18′11″
  • Draft: 5′7″
  • Displ: 99,738 lb.
  • Gasoline: 2,201 gal.
  • Water: 302 gal.
  • Energy: CAT, MAN or MTU

Vilano 65

Vilano 65
Vilano 65
Courtesy Vilano Boatworks

With Hull No. 1′s building effectively underway, St. Augustine, Florida, builder Vilano Boatworks has began fabrication on Hull No. 2, the 65-foot Lor-A-Di. This tradition cold-molded hull will characteristic a three-stateroom, three-head format and will likely be powered by the brand new 1,925 hp Caterpillar C32 engines. The spectacular elective tools consists of gyrostabilizers, omnidirectional sonar and a full electronics suite—the construct has grow to be a real collaboration with the Vilano group, its in-house naval architect and the boat’s proprietor. That is the tenth version of the Lor-A-Di program. Supply date is scheduled for late spring 2023.

  • LOA: 65′2″
  • Beam: 19′1″
  • Draft: 5′5″
  • Displ: 90,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 2,100 gal.
  • Water: 400 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 1,925 hp CAT C32

Maverick Yachts Costa Rica 45 Coupe

Maverick Yachts Costa Rica 45 Coupe
Maverick Yachts Costa Rica 45 Coupe
Courtesy Maverick Yachts

Probably the most extremely anticipated new builds is presently underway at Maverick Yachts Costa Rica: a 45-foot coupe mannequin. A mix of luxurious and efficiency, the boat is being crafted for an proprietor primarily based in Destin, Florida, who plans to fish the Gulf Coast match circuit. For this boat, a pair of 850 hp MANs will provide the facility, whereas a Seakeeper 6 retains issues secure on the troll. The cold-molded boat will characteristic a tuna tower, a full Garmin electronics bundle, customized tuna tubes and extra, together with a 700-gallon gas capability. These boats are in-built Herradura, Costa Rica.

  • LOA: 45′
  • Beam: 15′2″
  • Draft: 4′2″
  • Displ: 38,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 700 gal.
  • Water: 100 gal.
  • Energy: CAT, Cummins or MAN

Titan 63

Titan 63
Titan 63
Courtesy Titan Customized Yachts

Hull No. 9 from Titan Customized Yachts, positioned in Bishopville, Maryland, is a cold-molded 63-footer that’s being extremely personalized for match fishing from Palm Seashore to Bermuda and the Northeast to the farthest reaches of the Virgin Islands. Will probably be powered with twin MAN 12V engines rated at 2,000 hp every, with an anticipated prime velocity of 45 knots. With 2,150 gallons of gas, vary will likely be distinctive. Choices embody an 1,800-gallon-per-day watermaker with Spot Zero, in addition to redundant pumps for contemporary and salt water, livewell, and tuna tubes.

  • LOA: 63′
  • Beam: 18′8″
  • Draft: 5′
  • Displ: 87,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 2,150 gal.
  • Water: 285 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 2,000 hp MAN V12

Garlington 71

Garlington 71
Garlington 71
Courtesy Garlington

Miss Behavin, the newest construct for Garlington Landeweer in Stuart, Florida, is simply commencing preliminary sea trials as of press time. Beautiful in its Awlcraft 2000 Ice Blue hull and Snow White home and deck, it sports activities a stunning real teak inside with an opulent four-stateroom, three-head format, together with crew quarters. Choices for the vessel, which can fish laborious all through the Pacific, embody a pair of Fast 19 gyrostabilizers in addition to two 30 kW gensets; its 1,900 hp MAN engines are anticipated to supply a cruising velocity of 32 to 34 knots, with a prime finish of 38-plus knots.

  • LOA: 71′
  • Beam: 19′9″
  • Draft: 5′5″
  • Displ.: 94,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 2,500 gal.
  • Water: 300 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 1,900 hp MAN

Jim Smith 96

Jim Smith 96
Jim Smith 96
Courtesy Jim Smith Event Boats

Probably the most spectacular new builds on this 12 months’s lineup is the 96-footer from Jim Smith Event Boats in Stuart, Florida. This enclosed-bridge magnificence is designed with a skybridge, and is being constructed for an proprietor who fishes the extremely aggressive Gulf Coast match circuit. With 5,200 gallons of gas, it should have the vary to fish almost any space of the Gulf with out having to hold further gas on deck. The boat will incorporate the most recent in digital switching, energy administration and vessel monitoring, and also will be outfitted with two Kohler 40 kW turbines, a Seakeeper 35 gyrostabilizer and 18 tuna tubes.

  • LOA: 96′
  • Beam: 23′
  • Draft: 5′4″
  • DISPL: 160,000 LB.
  • Gasoline: 5,200 gal.
  • Water: 600 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 2,600 hp MTU 16V2000 M96L

Jarrett Bay 34

Jarrett Bay 34
Jarrett Bay 34
Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Again by common demand is the Jarrett Bay Boatworks 34-foot semiproduction walkaround categorical. It’s the final word mix of basic Carolina styling and efficiency (and loads of that Jarrett Bay flare). Using advanced-composite building processes, the 34 is constructed with a strong fiberglass hull backside and composite coring above the waterline to reduce weight. Closed-cell foam, composite stringers, bronze through-hulls, and a proprietary electrical-bonding system exemplify Jarrett Bay’s give attention to structural sturdiness and longevity. With quite a few choices and configurations out there, the boat is an offshore fishing machine with exceptionally comfy facilities for the entire household.

  • LOA: 37′
  • Beam: 11′2″
  • Draft: 2′
  • DISPL: 8,500 lb.
  • Gasoline: 320 gal.
  • Water: 50 gal.
  • Energy: Twin outboards

Mannequin beneath redevelopment. Specs are preliminary estimations.

Michael Rybovich & Sons 82

Michael Rybovich & Sons 82
Michael Rybovich & Sons 82
Courtesy Michael Rybovich & Sons

Subsequent up from the storied boatbuilders at Michael Rybovich & Sons in Palm Seashore Gardens, Florida, will likely be a stunning 82-foot convertible. That is the fourth Rybovich for this explicit proprietor, who enjoys fishing out of Cape Cod, Massachusetts—velocity and a cushty, dry trip are extraordinarily necessary qualities in his boats. Energy will likely be supplied by a pair of two,600 hp MTU 16V2000 M96L engines for wonderful efficiency, whereas twin 29 kW Onan turbines provide ample onboard energy when away from the dock. The boat may also sport an enormous sort out room in addition to a Furuno Omni sonar, and is predicted to be prepared for supply in early 2023.

  • LOA: 82′
  • Beam: 21′6″
  • Draft: 5′
  • Displ: 120,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 3,515 gal.
  • Water: 500 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 2,600 hp MTU 16V2000 M96L

Bayliss 67

Bayliss 67
Bayliss 67
Courtesy Bayliss Boatworks

Development is effectively underway on Time beyond regulation, the most recent 67-footer from Bayliss Boatworks in Manteo, North Carolina. Constructed with an emphasis on hardcore bluewater fishing, the inside format will encompass three staterooms, two full heads, a day head and a customized sort out room. Mechanical parts embody a Seakeeper 18, two 25 kW Northern Lights turbines and a Furuno Omni sonar. The vessel may also characteristic a chilled-water ­ air-conditioning system, in addition to customized refrigeration and livewell configuration. Like all Bayliss builds, Time beyond regulation will characteristic the builder’s proprietary freshwater cooling system for all pumps and main mechanical parts.

  • LOA: 67′9″
  • Beam: 19′9″
  • Draft: 5′7″
  • Displ: 112,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 2,100 gal.
  • Water: 350 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 2,000 hp CAT C32B

Albemarle 53 Spencer Version

Albemarle 53 Spencer Edition
Albemarle 53 Spencer Version
Courtesy Albemarle Boats

Combining basic Spencer styling with Albemarle’s historical past of high quality and innovation, the primary 53 will likely be a flybridge boat designed to showcase a excessive cruising velocity in addition to the superb seakeeping means for which each manufacturers are identified. The inside will characteristic an ­open-salon format, three staterooms and two heads, with an island helm on the bridge, in addition to a forward-facing lounge and bench seating. The ­­160-square-foot cockpit may have a transom fish field, transom door, a mezzanine with engine room entry, and molded bins that may be personalized for quite a lot of storage and refrigeration choices.

  • LOA: 53′
  • Beam: 16′6″
  • Draft: 5′
  • Displ: 60,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 1,200 gal.
  • Water: 60 gal.
  • Energy: Twin CAT C12.9 (1,000 hp) or CAT C18 (1,150 hp)

Tribute 63

Tribute 63
Tribute 63
Courtesy Tribute Customized Boats

The newest from Tribute Customized Boats is destined to observe the identical trajectory as her sisterships: quick and delightful. Essentially the most extremely engineered construct thus far, the brand new 63 will characteristic a cross-step backside with composite building all through utilizing a mixture of resin-infused carbon fiber, Kevlar and E-glass over Core Cell. Intensive computational fluid-dynamics evaluation predicts excellent efficiency as effectively. The brand new boat is predicted to splash in 2023.

  • LOA: 63′10″
  • Beam: 17′8″
  • Draft: 4′10″
  • Displ: 60,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 2,000 gal.
  • Water: 220 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 2,000 hp MAN

Spencer 72

Spencer 72
Spencer 72
Courtesy Spencer Customized Yachts

North Carolina’s Spencer Yachts continues to make goals a actuality with its newest construct, the 72-foot Sport On. Constructed for a extremely educated proprietor and former Spencer consumer, the five-stateroom boat is particularly engineered to maximise velocity and energy with a narrowed hull design and light-weight carbon-fiber building modifications. Sport On combines Spencer’s revolutionary construct know-how with the brand new 2,400 hp Cat engines to succeed in a cruising velocity of greater than 40 knots. Choices embody a half-tower, Seakeeper 26 and Furuno Omni sonar.

  • LOA: 72′
  • Beam: 19′6″
  • Draft: 5′3″
  • Displ: 100,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 3,000 gal.
  • Water: 400 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 2,400 hp CAT C32B

F&S Boatworks 82

F&S Boatworks 82
F&S Boatworks 82
Courtesy F&S Boatworks

Slated for completion in spring 2022, Particular State of affairs is one in every of a number of F&S boats presently beneath building on the builder’s facility in Bear, Delaware. With a five-stateroom, five-head format, the boat is designed for prolonged journey, luxurious consolation and offshore fishability. Key options embody a tower by Palm Seashore Towers, two Onan 29 kW gensets, two Seakeeper 16 gyrostabilizers, a Furuno Omni sonar, and an in depth pressurized customized baitwell system. Customized curved aspect glass completes the modern, unmistakable F&S profile. The dual 2,600 hp MTU engines are anticipated to ship excellent efficiency, with a completely loaded cruising velocity of 34 to 35 knots and a prime velocity in extra of 43 knots.

  • LOA: 82′
  • Beam: 21′9″
  • Draft: 5′5″
  • Displ: 125,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 3,200 gal.
  • Water: 500 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 2,600 hp MTU 16V 2000 M96L

Launch Boatworks 55

Release Boatworks 55
Launch Boatworks 55
Courtesy Launch Boatworks

Positioned in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, Launch Boatworks is presently constructing its largest mannequin thus far, a 55-foot walkaround flybridge. The boat is designed to enrich a mothership operation, which can fish, dive and cruise the distant corners of the world. The gameboat options three staterooms with sort out room, two Seakeeper 6 gyrostabilizers, a customized dive locker, plus expanded gas capability and a quick-connect manifold system for gas bladders to additional lengthen its vary. The boat will likely be powered with twin 10V2000 MTU engines and is projected to supply cruising speeds within the mid-30-knot vary, with a prime finish approaching 40 knots.

  • LOA: 55′
  • Beam: 16′9″
  • Draft: 4′
  • Displ: 54,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 1,375 gal.
  • Water: 200 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 1,622 hp MTU 10V2000

Willis 70

Willis 70
Willis 70
Courtesy Willis Customized Yachts

Development on the brand new 70-footer from Willis Customized Yachts is effectively underway and scheduled for an early-fall 2022 supply. This can be a four-stateroom, three-head design with an island galley within the salon. The MTU 16V2000 engines are arrange as V-drives, giving the boat a shallow shaft angle for optimum efficiency in each ahead and reverse. Development blends conventional cold-molded okoume plywood within the hull and infused carbon-fiber Core Cell for the topsides—a mixture that may present energy and light-weight weight with a confirmed trip. The 70 may have gyrostabilization and Octoplex energy distribution.

  • LOA: 70′
  • Beam: 20′
  • Draft: 6′
  • Displ: 115,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 2,500 gal.
  • Water: 320 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 2,600 hp MTU 16V2000

Merritt 67

Merritt 67
Merritt 67
Courtesy Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works

Roy Merritt and the craftsmen at Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works in Pompano Seashore, Florida, have building underway of a brand new cold-molded 67-foot convertible. The four-stateroom, three-head format maintains the basic look that defines this iconic model. For the previous 4 many years, Merritt’s has led the way in which in using totally molded advanced-composite building in customized boat design. With MTU 12V2000 M96X engines producing 2,000 horsepower and using ­state-of-the-art ­ wake-adapted struts and rudders, the brand new 67 is projected to cruise at 32 knots and prime out at 39 knots.

  • LOA: 67′
  • Beam: 21′
  • Draft: 5′
  • Displ: 90,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 2,100 gal.
  • Water: 400 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 2,000 hp MTU 12V2000 M96X

Scarborough 72

Scarborough 72
Scarborough 72
Courtesy Scarborough Boatworks

The most recent construct for North Carolina’s Scarborough Boatworks is Hull No. 14, the 72-foot Triple S. The group is happy for this construct, which will likely be one of many first to make the most of the brand new Caterpillar C32B 2,400 hp engines, and can supply spectacular cruise and top-end speeds. The boat will characteristic a four-stateroom, three-head format, with a salon day head, a big sort out room, a teak inside, and Carpathian burl accents. Choices embody twin watermakers and twin Cat 27 kW turbines, plus a Seakeeper 26 gyro and Furuno Omni sonar.

  • LOA: 72′
  • Beam: 20′
  • Draft: 5′10″
  • Displ: 108,000 lb.
  • Gasoline: 2,600 gal.
  • Water: 300 gal.
  • Energy: Twin 2,400 hp CAT C32B

Invincible 33

Invincible 33
Invincible 33
Courtesy Invincible

When Invincible entered the center-console catamaran section, it partnered with the famous naval architects at Morrelli & Melvin—the world’s authority on multihull designs—and began with a clean sheet. Now Invincible has added a 33-footer to its line of cats that stretches to 46 ft. The brand new boat makes use of a patented, hybrid semi-asymmetrical multihull design for wonderful high-speed dealing with and seakeeping means, in addition to a single-level deck and facilities corresponding to loads of livewell and fish-box storage.

  • LOA: 33′11″
  • Beam: 10′3″
  • Draft: 22″
  • Displ: 9,800 lb.
  • Gasoline: 400 gal.
  • Water: 30 gal.
  • Energy: 900 hp outboards