In this video interview, Viking President and CEO Pat Healey talks about the new 93 MY, a tri-deck motor yacht with the space and accommodations of a 115-footer and the design and performance prowess of a Viking.
Ten months later and the 44′ Rybovich Mar Sal is restored. Mark and Sally Williamson of Fort Myers, Florida have taken delivery of their dream. “I just couldn’t be happier. I would highly, highly recommend A and J Boatworks for any major restoration. I just can’t say enough about Steve and his team and all of the of the subcontractors,” beams Mark Williamson. “Every contractor did what he said he was going to do and more. Mr. Nguyen of Nguyen Yacht Refinishing and Derek Lynds of Custom Yacht Works who handled all of the carpentry, I was very pleased with the overall quality of his work.”
“We were over time and over budget, but what the hell. I have redone a couple of boats before and knew what I was getting into,” Williamson describes. “Everybody always reads these stories and wonders how much do boat projects cost. The boat was done for about 45% of the cost of a new Rybovich.”
What all went into the overhaul? Just about everything. “We put in new diesels, new generators, new wiring– everything mechanical in the boat is new. From the thru hulls to the electronics to the showers. The outside was all repainted. In fact, the only thing that was not repainted was the forward area. We revarnished and refinished everything- new latches, new fixtures, new shower. We refinished everything, but the structure itself was in very good shape,” says Mark Williamson of his newly finished project.
“Plans now? We’re going fishing, baby! Fishing and cruising with my wife,” Mark explains happily. As he described how the boat came together, we could practically hear his smile over the phone.
To check out the article we published during the refit in October 2016 Click Here
Bayliss Hull 23 – In Production
Popular these days is the advent of a two-boat fishing program; one for the
Atlantic/Caribbean, and one for the Pacific. Bayliss Hull No. 23, at 75’, will be part of a
two-boat program (as the larger of the owner’s two boats), and the owner’s second
Exterior features include a natural teak cockpit bulkhead, toe rail, transom, and more.
Built for travel to remote destinations, she will be equipped with (7) custom stainless
refrigerator/freezer boxes, all fabricated by Bayliss Boatworks. The interior layout is
designed around a center island galley and a very symmetrical, balanced living space.
Systems will include a pair of Tier 3 Northern Lights 30 kw generators, a Seakeeper 26,
dual 1,000 pound-per-day icemakers, an FCI watermaker, and much more. Hull 23 will
deliver in late summer of 2019.
Beam: 20’ 8”
Draft: 5’ 10”
Displacement: 128,000 lb.
Fuel: 2,500 gal.
Water: 450 gal.
Power: Twin 2600 hp MTU M96 V16
The latest build from Mark Willis and Brooks Smith is getting finishing touches and according to Smith, “is just weeks away from completion.” Smith said he is already working on the next one. We will bring you a walk thru in the near future on this much anticipated cutting edge sportfishing boat.
Captain Robbie Inglima gives us a peek at his new upcoming ride. Next up is Palm Beach Towers to top her off and a bow pulpit. It won’t be long before she’s running on the rip. M96 Engines.
Beaufort, NC (February 14, 2017) – Jarrett Bay Boatworks recently contracted the custom construction of Hull #64 and Hull #65, both for repeat customers and both to be 64-feet in length. Hull 64’s specifications are still being kept close to the vest, however Hull 65’s soon-to-be four-time Jarrett Bay boat owner, Walt Kuhn, is excited to share the details of his next hard-charging Contango.
Kuhn stepped into the custom construction waters with his first Jarrett Bay, Hull 34 – a nimble 27’ center console named High Tension. Four years later, he upped his offshore ante with Kirsten, the 41’ express Hull 44. And in 2008, Contango Hull 52 was delivered as Kuhn’s latest interpretation of the perfect 53’ sportfish platform.
“I obviously enjoy the custom construction process as I am back at it for a 4th run. I love being able to fish the way I want to fish, and with timeless style,” Kuhn commented. “But what I really enjoy are the friendships that have evolved by working as closely as Jarrett Bay owners are afforded in seeing our vision through with their new construction team. Especially as the materials & components advance at a lightning fast pace, it’s really exciting to map out & then fish my heart out on the next best Jarrett Bay.”
Construction will begin on both hulls as soon as design & propulsion details are finalized between each owner and Jarrett Bay’s engineers & construction foremen. Expected to deliver in time to debut at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Hull 65 will surely be the talk of C-Dock with her full Palm Beach Tower and stunning Alexseal Yacht Coatings topsides. In addition to the continual evolution in materials & structural improvements each Jarrett Bay build marks, one of hull 65’s most notable advancements will be a focus on advancing mechanical & electrical systems innovations to reduce salt water coolant circulation. By minimizing raw water cooling requirements, the design seeks to greatly increase the longevity and efficiency of major equipment, while also reducing maintenance
While waiting for Hull 65 to evolve, Kuhn’s 53’ Contango will join fellow 4-time Jarrett Bay owners, the Huddles, and their recently delivered 64’ Builder’s Choice at Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic for the 2017/2018 blue marlin season. No doubt, Kuhn’s glimpses of the spacious 140 sq. ft. cockpit of the Builder’s Choice fishing the Dominican’s FADS will keep him & his crew pumped for their new Contango to join the elite fleet of Jarrett Bay 64 footers.
64’ Jarrett Bay – Hull 64 & Hull 65 Initial Specifications
• Length Overall: 64’
• Beam: 18’ 6”
• Draft: 5’ 3”
• Freshwater Capacity: 250 gal.
• Fuel Capacity: 1800 gal.
• Displacement: 78,000 lbs.
• Power: TBD
From sand to sea, the desert of Southern California may seem like an odd place to build boats. For the past 25 years, however, several companies have successfully created and delivered thousands of boats out of this region, literally from sand to sea. About 100 miles from the coast, the small town of Adelanto has been home to a lineage of boat builders – most notably, CABO Yachts, which produced offshore fishing boats ranging 31-50’.
The desert is now home to a new breed of boat construction with Mag Bay Yachts.
Founded by industry veteran Mike Howarth and his son Barrett, Mag Bay is setting its sights on the center console market with a quality focused product. Starting with a patented hull design from Michael Peters, the company’s first model is a 33’ that is earning great respect amongst accomplished anglers and captains alike. One look in the lazarrette alone will tell you that the Mag Bay crew is sticking close to their heritage.
The design concept of the 33′ was to build a gentleman’s center console that featured the heart of an angling platform with a styling element that could also make a statement as a tender or dayboat. The Mag Bay’s unique transom is a part of accomplishing the design goal. The shearline on the Mag Bay 33 blends into tumblehome that extends into the transom featuring curves that straddle the aft splashwell.
With livewell capacity of up to 110 gallons, along with 1,464 quarts of insulated fishbox capacity, the Mag Bay 33’ features the backbone of a tournament battlewagon. Generous fuel capacity of 340 gallons and cruise consumption of 1.2 – 1.4 mpg achieve an approximate range of 350 miles. In addition to its offshore capabilities, the Mag Bay 33’ is appointed with rich amenities that will keep the family comfortable. A deep bow flare complements the twin hull steps in creating an agile feel and a dry ride.
The base price of the 33’ is $294,000 and is standard with twin Yamaha 300s.
Premium interiors are standard, with customers able to choose from a collection of fine materials and even stitching colors. The Mag Bay 33’ is available with many amenities such as, joystick, Seakeeper gyro, Side Door, Extra Large Top, and various seating options forward and aft.
To date, 14 Mag Bay hulls have been produced. It seems the future is bright as the team has plans to expand its factory in 2017, along with introducing a new model. Mag Bay Yachts are sold through a global dealer network. On the Eastern seaboard, Mag Bay inventory is available in New England with Oyster Harbors Marine. Oyster Harbors sold Mag Bay 33’ hull #7 at the Newport Boat show in October, and Oyster just took delivery of Mag Bay 33’ hull #14, which will be at the NE Boat Show, February 11-19.
In South Florida, Mag Bay is sold through Yachting Experts. Based in Miami, the Yachting Experts team recently delivered hull #13 in Palm Beach. Mag Bay will be at the Miami Boat show at the Virginia Key/Stadium location with two boats at the In-Water display; slips #542A & 468. Sea trials will be available daily, contact email@example.com to be put on the schedule.
“In Their Own Words” is an InTheBite exclusive that provides perspective and insight from the top minds in the sportfishing industry. In this installment, Contender President Joe Neber details his approach to Contender and all that goes into the creation of one of the industry leaders in big game center console fishing.
Founded in 1984, Contender Boats has been a leading voice in the center console sportfishing scene for more than 30 years. All of Contender’s 25’ and up models are composed of three pieces—the hull, liner and cap. The fiberglass pieces are molded to fit together. Designed for serious sportfishing applications, Contenders feature a toe kick design that allows you to fight a fish from anywhere on the vessel, with your knees and thighs fitting firmly against the rail.
Currently Contender’s Homestead, Florida-based facility produces around 350 boats per year. The company’s specialty features the combination of rapid production times with custom capability. All work is done in house—from welding to electrical to upholstery—everything. Service needs are accommodated by a dealer network of about 30 outlets throughout the United States.
Below is a photo tour of how the boats are manufactured.