Baylliss Boatworks, Wednesday, March 17, 2021—Overtime, the newest 67-foot vessel by Bayliss Boatworks, is sitting right side up after a successful hull flip earlier this month. Construction began on Overtime last summer and is expected to be delivered to its owners in early 2022. Like all Bayliss Boatworks builds, she is designed and custom-built to fish as effectively as possible.
Some things in life are just meant to be. For Tommy Jones and Blake Kingsbury it was boat building. The two had attended middle school together and were friends all the way through high school but ended up losing touch when they went to college. It was only after running into each other at a wedding about two years earlier that they reconnected. Blake mentioned he was starting a boat building company and asked Tommy—who’s been in the marine industry for years, from being in the coast guard to working as a marine surveyor—if he would be interested in coming on to help build hull #1.
Demonstrating what a truly custom boat building experience is all about, Jarrett Bay Boatworks recently delivered their second-largest build to date. Eclipsed only by the 90-foot Jaruco, the 84-foot open bridge convertible Reel Development represents the next evolution in lavish game boats destined for extensive travel and tournament wins.
With an extensive list of sportfishers across the globe and more on the way, Jarrett Bay is now celebrating 35 years of boat building. For the company’s 35th anniversary, Jarrett Bay co-founder Randy Ramsey looks back on the events and people that inspired his first build, Sensation, which would go on to shape future boats to come.
Already in motion for 2021, F&S Boatworks currently has three boats under construction that are scheduled to splash this year. The builds consist of two 82s and a 58. The 58 Dona Lucy is scheduled to splash this spring and the 82 Special Situation will be finished this fall.
According to the company, both the 82 and 58 builds are under construction for repeat F&S owners.
82 F&S SPECIAL SITUATION | Hull #31
Completion fall of 2021
LOA: 82′ | Beam: 21’9” | Displacement: 125,000 lb. (dry) | Fuel: 3,200 gal.
Water: 500 gal. | Power: Twin 2,600 hp MTU 16V 2000 M96L
Accommodation Plan: Five stateroom / Five head
F&S utilizes a variable deadrise hull design with longitudinal steps, which results in exceptional speed, efficiency, ride, and sea keeping ability. State-of-the-art weight-saving technologies are utilized throughout the build process.
58 F&S DONA LUCY | Hull #32
Completion summer of 2021
LOA: 58′ | Beam: 18’ | Displacement: 55,000 lb. (dry) | Fuel: 1,200 gal.
Water: 200 gal. | Power: Twin 1,150 hp Caterpillar C-18
Accommodation Plan: Three stateroom / Two head
Contender Boats, Saint Lucie County, FL,—Joe Neber, President and Founder of Contender Boats, announced the acquisition of a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Saint Lucie County, FL. Contender Boats plans to complement their current Homestead, FL manufacturing facility by moving the production of the 22-32 foot product line to Saint Lucie County.
January 16, 2021—Check out the gallery of some of the finest sportfishing teams returning to Palm Beach inlet. Most of the vessels are competing in the Operation Sailfish tournament. Scroll to the bottom for a new video showcasing the incredible speed of these modern-day machines as they return from the competition.
Viking Yachts, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021—The 54 Open (O), 54 Sport Coupe (SC) and 54 Sport Tower (ST) are the latest express yachts to join Viking Yachts. The three new models utilize the same advanced hull design of the 54 Convertible, first premiered at the 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where it won the Best of Show Award.
Displacement: 103,000 lbs
Water Capacity: 270 gal.
Fuel Capacity: 1,900 gal.
Engines: (2) CAT C-32A 1825 MHP
Genset: (2) Kohler 24kW
Stabilizer: (2) Seakeeper 9
Watermaker: Dometic Spot Zero
Electronics: Furuno, Garmin
Helm & Fighting Chair: Release Marine
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Viking just finished wrapping up an early holiday gift – a captivating video of the new Valhalla 46’s first sea trial. Watch the V-46, powered with quad Mercury 450Rs, tear up the water in this fast-paced film that was captured from the cockpit of a Viking 72. Hull No. 1 of the V-46 topped out at an amazing 71 mph while demonstrating flawless maneuverability and handling, rapid acceleration and excellent overall performance.