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.
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.
Maverick Yachts of Costa Rica, Saunders Yachtworks Announce Joint Boat Building Venture
Costa Rica-based boat builder and U.S.-based refit yard to collaborate on new sportfish line
Gulf Shores, Ala. – July 10, 2018 – Saunders Yachtworks and Maverick Yachts of Costa Rica have entered into an agreement to build sportfishing yachts for the U.S. market. Maverick will construct the cold-molded hulls and vessel superstructure at the company’s facility in Herradura, Costa Rica. Saunders will outfit the yacht at its boatyard in Gulf Shores, Ala.
According to Saunders CEO John Fitzgerald, the company intends to offer the full model line of 36- to 50-foot Maverick sportfishing yachts for sale in the U.S., starting with the first 40-foot triple outboard walkaround in spring 2019.
“Maverick brings exceptional boatbuilding skills to the table, and we bring expertise in equipment installation, outfitting and after-sales service,” Fitzgerald said. “Once I toured the Maverick facility and saw their craftsmen at work, I knew we had a great opportunity to build something together.
“Everyone who visits Costa Rica to sportfish knows the reputation of Maverick Yachts. Their track record for durability, craftsmanship, and attention to detail speaks for itself. These boats have been raising fish off the Pacific Coast for years, and we are excited to make them more accessible to customers in the United States.”
“People love our yachts because they raise fish and have unmatched durability,” Maverick Yachts CEO Larry Drivon said. “We are thrilled to find a U.S. partner like Saunders who has an excellent reputation in the yacht service industry and whose insight can be adapted into our production process.”
Maverick Yachts in Costa Rica custom builds cold-molded yachts that are carefully designed by dedicated fishermen and constructed by some of the finest craftsmen found anywhere in the world. The complete boat is finished to a standard comparable to the most prestigious custom manufacturers in the United States. For more information, please visit www.maverickcostarica.com.
The Saunders family has been in the marine service business in coastal Alabama since 1959. With skilled technicians and craftsmen in all areas, Saunders manages projects ranging from routine maintenance to major refits and repowers. The company operates a full-service yacht yard in Gulf Shores that accommodates vessels up to 130 feet with a 165-ton lift. Saunders has a second location in Orange Beach with a 60-ton lift capacity and an outboard sales and service center. For more information, please visit www.saundersyacht.com.
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
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