HATTERAS YACHTS UNVEILS THE DETAILS OF THE
ALL-NEW GT65 CAROLINA
NEW BERN, NC– Sept. 24, 2018 – Hatteras/CABO Yachts LLC (“Hatteras Yachts”), a world leader in the construction of convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yachts from 45 to 105 feet, today released more details about the all-new Hatteras GT65 Carolina. This is the newest addition to its proven GT Series tournament-ready sportfishing boats, which includes the GT70, GT63, GT59, GT54 and GT45X. The new GT65 Carolina will replace the GT63 and signals a new design direction, enhanced performance and custom features for clients seeking an alternative to either a custom builder or other competitors’ ordinary off-the-shelf boats. The new GT65 Carolina is scheduled to debut in Fall 2019.
“Hatteras caters to customers who expect the most from their boats,” said Hatteras/CABO President and CEO Kelly T. Grindle. “The GT65 Carolina will exceed the demands of the most avid angler. The boat will feature a cockpit, mezzanine and interior with greater volume, as well as higher performance in real-world conditions.”
The first renderings of the new Hatteras GT65 reveal a sleek profile that refreshes the look of the GT Series while still maintaining its core Hatteras DNA. Its new flybridge arrangement features an ergonomically designed console that puts all the controls within easy reach. It also incorporates the latest and largest navigation and fishfinding electronics in a non-glare, flush-mounted, “glass cockpit” helm array.
The GT65 Carolina’s added volume is evident in its class-leading 194-square foot cockpit, which is designed for ultimate fishability. The mezzanine incorporates optional integrated seatback air conditioning for all-day comfort, and large stainless steel built-in storage boxes.
The GT65 Carolina’s four-stateroom, three-head interior layout maximizes the boat’s additional volume in both living and storage space. The ensuite master stateroom is the largest in its class, but guests billeted in the forward VIP will not feel slighted in the least. Two big bunk rooms allow owners to bring along a big team of anglers and crew.
But the GT65 Carolina’s key advantage over the competition lies in its new hull and tunnel design. Utilizing high-tech Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, Hatteras’ team of engineers optimized hull form to ensure superior performance, handling and seaworthiness. In addition, the hull and stringer system will be infused as a single part, an industry first, to reduce weight and increase strength. The GT65 Carolina incorporates an all-new layout of the engine room for ease of maintenance and serviceability. For owners seeking additional comfort, there is also an optional twin Seakeeper 9 installation, without compromising fuel capacity.
Hatteras Yachts is building the first GT65 Carolina, due in Fall 2019, for tournament-winning sportfishing couple Chris and Laura Jessen, owners of Fish Tank Sportfishing. The Jessens have had tremendous success campaigning their Hatteras GT63 Fish Tank since 2012. Chris and Laura, along with Fish Tank’s award-winning captain, Ben Horning, are collaborating with Hatteras on the new Fish Tank, and the builder has given them the opportunity to customize it to meet their competitive needs. The result is the GT65 Carolina, a tournament-ready sportfishing boat that embodies the best boatbuilding traditions of the brand and state that spawned it, along with features forged by the Jessens’ years of tournament-angling experience.
Additional features available on the GT65 Carolina include:
The first GT65 Carolina, Fish Tank owned by Chris and Laura Jessen, also will incorporate custom features such as: tower with carbon fiber hardtop and buggy top, tuna tubes, and a custom wood interior.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the team of seasoned engineers and boat builders at Hatteras to ensure the GT65 Carolina will continue to enhance our competitive sportfishing lifestyle,” said Chris Jessen .
“I’m thrilled with the collaborative results of the project team, including: Hatteras engineers and designers, Chris and Laura Jessen, Capt. Ben Horning, Scott Roberton and Pete Havens,” said Kelly T. Grindle. “The GT65 Carolina will be second-to-none.”
OVERALL LENGTH 65’2″ 19.86 M
The specifications measurements are approximate and subject to variance.
Captain Devin Silas hosts a walk through of the new 75 Spencer, Shoe. Equal parts work of art and high performance fishing machine, the Shoe is highly customized for comfort, class and fishability. With a fuel capacity of 5,000 gallons and a top speed of 45 knots, she is a sight to behold.
The new Bertram Yachts unveiled its latest edition—the Bertram 61—at a VIP launch party in Fort Lauderdale on Friday July 20, 2018. The CEO of Bertram Peter Truslow launched the boat with a champagne toast delivered from the bridge. Sitting back to back the newly released Bertram 35, Truslow proclaimed the 61’ as the future direction of the brand.
InTheBite’s Dale Wills and Elliott Stark were on hand to check out the goods and talk with the men and women making it happen. The new Bertram bridges the historic past of one of sportfishing’s most illustrious names with the future of boat building. The progress is exciting.
- Construction features an infused vinylester solid fiberglass hull bottom with Kevlar centerline and strake reinforcements.
- Twin CAT32s, 1900-HP diesels to provide top-of-the line performance and speed.
- A spacious and easily to maneuver cockpit, when the bite is on.
- The center console helm gives great visibility and offers a comfortable ride.
- The open salon-galley layout, wrap around windows, and full-beam master stateroom, are just a few of the features that make the interior one of luxury and comfort.
Bayliss Boatworks is building a new GameBoat, sized at 62’ and named Tarheel. This build began in March of 2018.
Tarheel features the V.2 GameBoat layout – a healthy synergy of the first two GameBoats built by Bayliss; she combines the practicality of Mama C with the custom lower level layout of GameChanger. Bayliss Boatworks’ first demo boat, she will be fished heavily on the east coast tournament circuit and will eventually wind up in Costa Rica.
Exterior features include a variety of faux teak components, including a faux teak toe rail transom and drip molding. She will have a sleek profile, hard top, and white windshield. It’s all about symmetry on Tarheel: the flybridge will have the classic center console arrangement. A center door will orient the salon, and two peninsula cabinets will be featured in the galley for refrigeration and storage.
The lower level will be comprised of a simple three stateroom/two-head layout, along with an easily accessible dayhead and tackle room, each situated just off the main companionway. Systems will include two 20 kw Northern Lights generators, an FCI 1,800 gallon per day watermaker, and a Dometic Chilled Water A/C system (now standard on all Bayliss builds).
Beam: 18’ 2”
Draft: 4’ 8”
Fuel: 1,850 gallons
Water: 300 gallons
Power: Twin MTU M96L 10V @ 1600 hp each
Stabilization: Seakeeper 9
Tarheel will deliver in summer of 2019. Bayliss Boatworks has been building custom sportfishing yachts in Wanchese since 2002. Four builds are in progress at the company’s facility in Wanchese, including a Bayliss 75’, a 78-footer named Blue View, and two 62’ GameBoats – GameChanger and Tarheel.
For more information on Tarheel and all other builds, past and present, visit www.baylissboatworks.com
BERTRAM YACHTS REVEALS CUTTING-EDGE 61
TAMPA, Fla., June 13, 2018 — Florida-based Bertram Yachts announces the debut of its second new model under the ownership of industrialist and yachting enthusiast Beniamino Gavio. The Bertram 61 is designed with the durability and quality of the original battlewagons, while utilizing the most advanced technologies and techniques, to build a better Bertram. The new model sets a new standard for Bertram and competitors in its class.
Since its inception in Tampa, Fla., Bertram has completed seventeen 35s, with delivery across North American, Puerto Rico, Japan, Italy, Bermuda, and Panama. The 61 prototype will debut in Fort Lauderdale, July 2018. To-date, reservations on hull numbers two through five have been placed.
The hull, designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, is projected to provide top-of-the-line performance and speed, with twin CAT32s, 1900-HP diesels. A Seakeeper 16 gyro stabilizer unit will also be found in the engine room, just aft of the engines. Projected to eliminate 95% of the boats roll, the unit is critical to providing comfort for trolling anglers and cruisers alike.
“Our boats are designed to handle the worst of conditions with ease. Nothing about that has changed. Standardizing the Seakeeper is just one of the advanced features we’re adding to the boat, to take that next step into unprecedented quality of sportfishing boats. If we’ve got a hull that can go through anything, we need to make sure our customers are comfortable when they get there – and it is a testament to how we take care of owners,” says Tommy Thompson, VP Sales and Product Development.
Construction features an infused vinylester solid fiberglass hull bottom with Kevlar centerline and strake reinforcements. At full-load, the projected displacement is 92,450 lbs.
The spacious cockpit allows anglers to maneuver quickly and seamlessly, when the bite is on. The center console helm gives great visibility and affords a comfortable ride for more than just a couple passengers. The exterior is designed to take on the most rugged conditions, while the open salon-galley layout and full-beam master stateroom, are just a few of the features that make the interior one of luxury and comfort.
“In the spirit of Bertram’s relaunch, the salon wrap around windows are actually another great blast-from-the-past but done now using modern technology and virtually military grade glass. These windows are amazing,” says Thompson. “I can’t wait for everyone to see the view from inside a 61 Bertram.”
SILKY shows as an exceptional custom yacht that has been well maintained by her full-time captain and crew. She has a very impressive appearance, speed and sea keeping ability. This Jim Smith is a proven fish raiser and loaded with sport fishing amenities. Her recently updated interior has a large 4 stateroom – 3 head layout rare in most 68′ Custom Sportfish! Upgrades over the past couple of years include: mezzanine deck, Palm Beach tuna tower, new teak cockpit, helm chairs were professionally redone, fresh bottom job 2017, and lots more.
Paul Mann Custom Boats Announces Construction of New 63′ Sportfish
MANNS HARBOR, NC: Construction is now underway at the Paul Mann Custom Boats facility in Manns Harbor, NC, on Hull 140, an exciting new three-stateroom, two-head 63-foot Sportfish yacht. Paul Mann Custom Boats is celebrating its 30th year in boatbuilding with the beginning of this new yacht.
This handsome boat will soon be a beautiful sight in the Gulf of Mexico and in sportfishing destinations and resorts around the world. Her home port will be Sarasota, FL.
When complete, Hull 140 will feature twin C32 ACERT 1600 BHP at 2300 RPM
engines, gyro stabilizers, a 1700+-gallon fuel capacity, plus a 300-400-gallon freshwater system. She’ll also sport a full galley and a roomy salon with all the comforts of a luxury home. Much of the interior detail is still to be determined by the owners, as well as Paul and his engineering team, but teak accents will be on the exterior areas and cherry for joinery.
“We are very excited and grateful to have the build for the new 63′ in this our 30th year,” states Paul Mann, builder and CEO. “She will be well-appointed, fully equipped, and tournament ready, but also designed and prepared for traveling in comfort and style to any desired destination for family fun!”
Mann’s multiple-award winning craftsmanship is recognized throughout the marine and woodworking industries. Over its 30 years, the Paul Mann company has evolved from building functional, seakindly, and great running boats for the North Carolina coast to becoming a true custom boatbuilding industry leader, creating magnificent fishing yachts that are home-away-from-home anywhere in the world. Every single build provides owners with superior performance.
As the construction moves forward on this fabulous yacht, detailed build photos of the process will be available at www.paulmanncustomboats.com
GameChanger – Bayliss GameBoat 62’ In Production
Bayliss Boatworks is building a second GameBoat, sized at 62’ and named GameChanger. This new project began in the spring of 2017.
Exterior features include a variety of faux teak components, including a faux teak toe rail, transom and drip molding. GameChanger will be fished far and wide, a welcome addition to an already-robust fishing program. The interior is a simple three stateroom/two-head layout; the lower level lends itself well to a focused fishing program with an easily accessible dayhead and extremely spacious tackle room, each situated just off the main companionway.
Systems will include one 20 kw Northern Lights generator, a Seakeeper 16, two 1,000 pound-per-day icemakers, a 1,200 gallon-per-day water maker, and plenty more.
GameBoat 62’ will deliver in late 2018.
Beam: 18’ 2”
Draft: 5’ 1”
Fuel: 1,500 gal.
Water: 250 gal.
Power: Twin MTU M96L V12 @ 1920 hp each
The Tribute 37’ features a state of the art design. The video showcases an in-depth look at the cutting edge step-hull bottom, offering unparalleled sophistication in looks and ride.
See for yourself!
If you liked the first video, you’ll enjoy this extensive walk-thru interview with John Gaza on the Tribute 37′:
Pristine engineering and design of the Tribute 37′ step-hull bottom.