Check out the new 92′ Weaver running hard. Captain Inglima looks tiny in the bridge.
Check out the new 92′ Weaver running hard. Captain Inglima looks tiny in the bridge.
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Costa Rica summer FAD action on the Sea Fly. Enjoy!
Congrats to Paul Spencer and the Spencer Yachts team for building 100 state of the art sportfishing vessels.
Here is a good video of a 6 year old getting it done on the Pumpin Hard in Ocean City, Md.
Garmin® earns top NMEA® honors and eight product awards
Named Manufacturer of the Year for the third consecutive year
OLATHE, Kan./Oct. 03, 2017/Business Wire – Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that it was named Manufacturer of the Year for the third consecutive year, an honor given to the most recognized company in the marine electronics field for its support of products in the field, voted on by members of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Garmin also dominated the NMEA’s Product of Excellence Awards with eight wins in the following categories: radar, autopilot, multi-function display (MFD), mobile application—aid to navigation, mobile application—utility, fishfinder, AIS, and multimedia entertainment. The honors were announced at the prestigious 2017 NMEA Convention held last week in Bellevue, Wash., Sept. 26-28.
“As the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1, we’re honored to again be recognized by the industry for our continued commitment to design, manufacture, sell and support industry-leading products,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president global consumer sales. “We are incredibly proud and humbled by these recognitions and we look forward to continuing to move the marine industry forward by delivering first-class hardware, software and support.”
For the second year in a row, Garmin won the MFD category for its GPSMAP® 8624, a 24-inch all-in-one touchscreen chartplotter that boasts the highest screen resolution on the market. The GPSMAP 8624 comes preloaded with both BlueChart® g2 coastal and LakeVü HD inland maps, and is fully network compatible for support of radar, autopilot, instruments, multiple screens, sensors, remote sonar modules, digital switching, thermal cameras, and more.
FUSION®, a Garmin brand, also received consecutive honors in the multimedia entertainment category, this year for the AV755 Marine Stereo System, a NMEA 2000-certified marine-ready DVD/CD player with Bluetooth® connectivity that can be controlled from a compatible MFD.
For five years running, Garmin received the top spot in the autopilot category, this year for its
GHP ReactorTM Hydraulic Autopilot with SmartPump. The GHP Reactor was Garmin’s first recreational autopilot system to utilize AHRS technology and boasts the usability, installation flexibility, and many other features that prove to be valuable for any vessel.
The new FantomTM 24 radome with MotionScopeTM technology took top honors in the radar category. The Fantom radars use Doppler processing and have revolutionized the way mariners use radar, as its MotionScope technology instantly detects and highlights targets in different colors as they move toward or away from the boat, helping to identify collision threats faster.
Smartphone applications are essential tools for mariners in today’s connected world, and Garmin’s mobile app offerings were once again recognized. Garmin BlueChart Mobile, a route planning application with streaming weather capabilities, was named the best mobile application aid to navigation; and Garmin HelmTM, an application that allows mariners to view and control their chartplotter from a smartphone or tablet, won for mobile application utility.
Other Garmin products honored include the GSDTM 26 black-box sounder with broadband spread-spectrum signal technology in the fishfinder category, and the AIS 600, a blackbox transceiver that sends and receives vessel information and AIS target data in the AIS category.
Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability and ease-of-use.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1Based upon 2016 reported sales
About Garmin International Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, GPSMAP, BlueChart and Fusion are registered trademarks and GHP Reactor, Fantom, MotionScope, Garmin Helm and GSD are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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Viking reinforces its reputation for building the best high-performance express fishing boats in the industry with the announcement of the 44 Open. This model allows Viking to bring new members into our family, and gives seasoned owners looking to downsize the opportunity to continue experiencing Viking quality and performance. The 44 Open excels as both a hardcore sportfishing boat and a comfortable cruising yacht, delivering the fishability, accommodations, comfort and performance that you demand on the water.
With her raked bow, swept-back wraparound windshield and gently sloping sheer, the 44 Open presents a picture of strength and style. The running surface is equally adept with a 14.3-degree transom deadrise and a design that provides lateral response and confidence in a seaway.
The command deck of the 44 Open shares many of the practical and notable aspects of its larger siblings including our signature and tournament proven centerline forward helm station on a raised platform for enhanced visibility. A raised molded fiberglass console can hold a bank of electronics displays, and has space for engine instrumentation and other accessories. Recessed compartments accommodate radios and additional equipment, plus accessory switches and controls. Like all Viking yachts, the 44 Open can be appointed with custom Atlantic Marine Electronics’ packages for navigation, communication and entertainment accessories, and using this Viking subsidiary allows the yacht to be delivered turnkey ready. The Costa Clear enclosure and optional air conditioning will keep you comfortable on the command deck.
The spacious command deck with a molded nonslip fiberglass sole affords generous seating options, including three adjustable pedestal seats. A table accompanies a four-person L-shaped lounge outfitted with comfortable padded seating. The port console holds refrigeration and stowage.
Outfitted with a custom designed and built Palm Beach Towers’ tuna tower, another of Viking’s experienced subsidiaries, the 44 Open comes ready to fish with a second complete helm with additional electronics, a fiberglass buggy top and Rupp outriggers.
A sliding door and a sturdy staircase leads to the climate-controlled salon. With its 16 ft. 4 in. beam, the widest of any boat in this class, the salon is particularly noteworthy by taking full advantage of the square footage, fostering a prime social area for relaxing and entertaining. The starboard-side galley, which sits opposite an L-shaped lounge with a dinette table, includes teak cabinetry with meticulous joinery and fit and finish, expansive Corian countertops, an electric range, separate under-counter refrigerator and freezer units and a microwave/convection oven. Other notable amenities include a stereo system with a 24-inch flat screen HD TV.
In the forward master stateroom, the island queen bed with mattress has a lift-up top with gas pistons and maple-lined storage underneath. There’s also a maple-lined hanging locker. Air conditioning, a 19-inch flat screen television and access to the head and shower are among standard amenities.
The head has custom Amtico flooring, a one-piece molded Corian countertop with rounded edges and a sink with a satin nickel faucet. The aft stateroom on the port side features a double berth, a maple-lined hanging locker and other stowage areas.
We have engineered the 44 Open for the installation of a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer, which brings great stability to the vessel and elevates the overall comfort level. The 119-square foot cockpit just steps away from the command deck is tournament ready with flush rod holders, a transom live well, and a transom door with a lift gate, tackle stowage, step-box coolers and in-deck fish and stowage wells. Guests can take in the fishing action from the observation mezzanine’s aft-facing lounge seating (which has freezer storage underneath).
The engineroom, lazarette, forward bilge and anchor locker are all painted with snow white Awlgrip for maximum visibility and easier maintenance. A pair of state-of-the-art 800-hp six-cylinder inline MAN diesels power the 44 Open. A Delta-T engineroom ventilation system, an oil exchange system and an Onan 13.5 kW E-QD (electronic quiet diesel) Series generator are just some of the standard mechanical and electrical equipment.
The 44 Open will be one of the headliners at our Annual Dealer Meeting and Sea Trial Event, September 11-13, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Please contact Viking’s Gina Waldron or your authorized Viking dealer for more information. The boat will make its world-wide premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Nov. 1-5. We encourage you to come and see this exciting new boat, which is yet another example of our relentless effort to build a better boat every day.
Viking 44 Open
|Overall Length||45’ 1” 13.74 m|
|38’ 0” 11.58 m|
|Beam, overall||16’ 4” 4.98 m|
|Draft||3’ 10” 1.17 m|
|Freeboard, forward||6’ 2” 1.88 m|
|Freeboard, aft||3’ 4” 1.02 m|
|Height: waterline to top: of flying bridge hardtop||11’ 7” 3.53 m|
|Height: flying bridge hardtop masthead light||14’ 7” 4.45 m|
|Displacement (with fuel and water)||46,010 lbs 20,870 kg|
|Water||120 gal. 454 l|
|Cockpit||119 sq. ft.
11.1 sq. m
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Hatteras Yachts Announces New GT59 Convertible
New Bern, N.C. – September 15, 2017 – Hatteras/Cabo Yachts LLC (“Hatteras Yachts”), a world leader in the construction of convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yachts from 45 to 100 feet, announced the new Hatteras GT59 Convertible model at the Hatteras Club Experience event at Hatteras Yachts Headquarters in New Bern. The GT59 is the newest addition to the Hatteras GT Series of tournament-ready sportfishing yachts, which also includes the GT45X, GT54, GT63 and GT70. Scheduled to launch in 2018, the GT59 represents the next evolution of the GT Series, showcasing a new aesthetic exterior design and enhanced interior arrangements.
“We are building on the success of the Hatteras GT Series and taking it to the next level with the new GT59,” said Hatteras/CABO Yachts President and CEO Kelly Grindle. “Our customers were asking for a Hatteras GT Series Convertible in the 55- to 60-foot range to round out our line. With this model, we are offering them not only a boat that will deliver the same high level of performance and fishability as the rest of the GT Series, but also one with an updated interior and flexible lower-deck accommodation plans. It’s built for fishing, while also offering the premium fit and finish and amenities of a luxury motor yacht.
The yacht’s interior features a flush-deck salon/galley with island layout designed to facilitate social traffic flow. It is equally suited to feeding a hungry crew and staging an elegant cocktail party. Grindle added, “The open, free-flowing salon/galley arrangement is truly unique in the sportfish segment, allowing customers to feel comfortable during extended fishing trips.”
Flexible arrangements for the lower deck will let individual owners personalize the GT59 to suit their fishing and cruising styles and needs. The standard layout encompasses nearly equivalent VIP and master staterooms, plus a bunkroom that can accommodate a captain and deckhand, a couple of fishing buddies, or the grandkids. One optional layout optimizes the boat’s fishability by placing tackle storage space with workbench to starboard of the companionway stairs, while another adds a third head.
Like its GT Series siblings, the GT59 has a spacious, well-laid-out flybridge that places the captain in the optimal spot for viewing the action in the cockpit and the waters surrounding the boat. However, the new model features a new flybridge layout that places a lounge forward of the helm concealing a huge storage compartment that can be converted to a freezer.
GT Series boats are designed to deliver top speeds of over 40 knots and to cruise in the mid-30-knot range. Their proven variable-degree deadrise hull begins with knifelike entry for slicing through head seas, then gradually flattens out toward the transom, creating less drag and more lift for exhilarating speed and better fuel economy. Lifting strakes combined with the chine configuration make for a dry ride even in the rough stuff offshore. Hull tunnels, aft, help the GT models back down straight and true, while keeping the cockpit dry. The hullform also allows them to maintain cruising speed in rougher conditions than many competitor sportfishing boats.
Sportfishing captains also love the GT Series convertibles for their sportscar-like maneuverability, which results from the GT Series hullform combined with the standard differential steering system. Most of all, captains and owner/operators love the Hatteras GT Series boats for their excellent seakeeping abilities, which help them safely navigate inclement seas.
Fishability is assured by the GT Series’ large, clean, highly functional cockpits. The GT59 has a 153-square foot cockpit with full mezzanine seating. Standard fishing features include a transom door, molded-in transom live well, two insulated fish boxes with macerator, rod stowage, and a mounting plate for a fighting chair. The mezzanine incorporates a bait and tackle center with drawers, bait freezer, and a refrigerated drinks box.
The engine room and other utility spaces will embody the craftsmanship and attention to detail that are enduring Hatteras hallmarks. Taking that tradition and building on it, GT59 will be a worthy next-generation heir to the legendary Hatteras sportfishing yacht line.
LOA 59’9″ (18.21 M)
Waterline Length 51’9″ (15.77 M)
Beam 18’9″ (5.71 M)
Draft 4’9″ (1.45 M)
Weight Displacement 89,000 lbs (40,370 KG)
Fuel Capacity 1,575 gals (6,624 L)
Opt. Fuel Tank 250 gals (946 L)
Power 2x 1,600 BHP Caterpillar C-32A diesel
Freshwater Capacity 200 gals (757 L)
Holding Tank 120 gals (454 L)
Generator 1x 21.5 kW diesel
From the InTheBite Archive Vault
Double Cinch Knot
Captain Danny Forde
Skill Level- 2 star
Supplies Needed: Snap Swivel and fishing line.
Here is a proven big game offshore knot used by some of the best crews on the circuit. It’s simple and easy to tie and provides 100% strength.