Vilano Boatworks, a custom Sportfish builder based out of St. Augustine, Florida, is bringing something new to the boating world with in the form of a new 65′ sportfish with design and engineering by in-house Naval Architect Erwin Gerards.
Construction of the jig and tools has begun, and the projected splash is May 2022. The build will be a jig-built composite boat featuring Caterpillar engines. Performance will be in the 40kt cruise with a top speed approaching 50kts.
This first build is being commissioned by a family whose fleet includes a custom sportfish, Merritt express as well as a Front Runner Boats center console. The 65’ Sportfish will feature the new 2400hp CAT C32B’s outfitted with gyro stability, Omni Sonar, and a full tower. All models will be featuring Caterpillar engines.
According to Founding Partners Mark Lacovara and Phillip Mahn, Vilano Boatworks is “positioned to launch a brand and legacy of a top tier boat builder. We are focused on innovation, quality and performance. We have assembled a team of industry professionals, with talents in many areas. Company goals are to serve the sportfishing market with quality products, for many years to come, expanding our line up with boats from the mid 50’s to the mid 80′ range.”
LWL = 58′ 5″
BOA = 19′
DRAFT = 5′ 5″ (WITH SHALLOW POCKETS)
FULL LOAD DISPLACEMENT = 90,000 LBS
FUEL = 2,100 GAL
FRESH WATER = 350 GAL
HOLDING TANK = 75 GAL