Captain Jeff Donahue provides a thorough breakdown of the all new Hatteras GT59. Captain Jeff runs the Hatterascal, hull number one of the GT59 series, on it’s wide ranging tournament schedule. See how the boat is designed, performs and what all goes into making a Hatteras. You won’t want to miss it.
Launching of the NEXT GEN
50′ WALK AROUND
Designed to Fish & Travel
We are very excited to announce that Gamefisherman will soon be adding another member to its list of family members. In April, we will be starting the latest in our series of new builds. As we approach the West Palm Beach Boat show we wanted to give you a brief description of what this new model is all about.
The 50’ walk around will be powered by quad outboards. Since delivery will be in 2020, the owner has reserved his right to choose motors further into the build. Early indications say that some of outboard manufacturers will have 500+ HP outboards available by then. The new 50’ walk around will come with a huge cockpit and full mezzanine seating for up to six people. It will be outfitted with a Marlin Tower with a four sided enclosure so the bridge deck will have full temperature control.
The Gamefisherman 50’ walk around is designed to fish and travel. It will have two large insulated in deck fish boxes and a 50 gallon livewell built into the transom. Belowdecks it will have a master stateroom forward with a full walk around queen. The master will have its own private head and shower. The interior will feature a large galley with refrigeration, microwave, and stovetop with fridge and freezer combo below. A separate aft stateroom will feature four separate bunks. In addition, the boat will have a second head and shower that can accommodate the rear stateroom guests. The quad outboard engines are predicted to push her to a cruise speed of 40 MPH, with a top end approaching 52 MPH. This model will be equipped with a Gyro to be located in the cockpit. This new setup will be sure to capture the attention of others in the tournaments circuit in Florida.
50′ Walk Around SPECS
LOA: 50′ | Beam: 15’9″ | Draft: 2’8″
Displacement: 36,000 lb. | Fuel: 800 gal.
Water: 150 gal. | Power: Quad Outboards- HP and model to be determined
The 67′ Privateer is Built to Fish, Play & Entertain with a Unique Trunk Cabin Design that Immerses the Interior in Natural Light
Beaufort, NC (March 14, 2019) – Jarrett Bay Boatworks announces the launch of custom hull 63, the 67′ Sport Yacht Privateer. This newest build takes a unique direction in Jarrett Bay’s mission of offering owners a truly custom, one-of-a-kind yacht. Her throwback trunk cabin, integrated swim platform and distinctive Carolina Flare™ are sure to draw big crowds during her debut at the 2019 Palm Beach International Boat Show on Ramp 5, Slip 571.
This 67′ Sport Yacht was purpose-built for her owner to enjoy everything on the water; from fishing and cruising to launching kayaks and paddleboards for island exploration. Her hardtop holds true to the retro theme with a custom arch that houses two Garmin radar arrays and the 24” KVH Satellite TV antenna along with other aerials. A new twist is the two built-in hardtop racks offering out-of-the-way storage for up to 14’ paddleboards.
With a fully staffed in-house engineering and design team, Jarrett Bay is able to take the goal of building a truly custom yacht to a whole new level. In the case of hull 63, the team literally “raised the roof” on design, styling and interior space. The Privateer’s exceptionally tall owner wanted an open feel and abundant amounts of headroom throughout, so the trunk cabin design helped Jarrett Bay deliver on this special request. Notable headroom includes the engine room at 6′ 6″, the salon and helm area at 6′ 9″ and the lower level including galley and companionway offer an astonishing 7′ 4″ of vertical clearance.
The integrated swim platform is another feature that sets this Carolina boat apart from her class; both in style and utility. The swim platform offers the owner and guests an easy launch of their personal watercraft, including kayaks and paddleboards. The full walk-through transom door provides for ease of travel from the platform to the main cockpit for guests, as well as the day’s catch. And at 136 square feet, the cockpit was built for fighting fish as much as for taking the entire family on a scenic island hop. Familiar features include an ice maker and refrigerator/freezer units hidden in the mezzanine seating and steps, accompanied by a clever pop-up console that features a grill for outdoor meal prep.
The Privateer’s interior spaces are not only spacious but also comfortably well-appointed. Guests enter the salon from the raised mezzanine through a set of striking solid teak, double electric sliding doors, with a luxurious high-gloss finish. The interior warmly welcomes guests with its wide-plank vertical grain, satin-finish teak floors, naturally illuminated by the near-360 degrees of glass windows allowing for plenty of light and unobstructed views.
Down forward, the theme of satin teak and natural light continue thanks to Jarrett Bay’s in-house craftsmen and furniture makers, along with the trunk cabin’s expansive windows to both port and starboard. Capping off the unassuming luxury of the interior are the natural light maple flooring below deck, and contrasting dark wood counters found in the salon, master v-berth, on the helm station’s desktop, and the Release Marine convertible-dinette & cocktail tables in the salon & galley – all within towering spaces rarely found on a vessel of this size.
The headroom theme is also a recurring one that doesn’t stop with the engine room. Offering six and a half feet of vertical clearance is just one of the impressive dimensions of this space. Hull 63’s equipment and engine area was laid out to also offer full access to all sides of her twin Caterpillar C18 ACERT engines for ease of maintenance.
Other systems like her Cat 27kW generators and fuel filters have also been positioned for quick service. These smaller displacement marine engines from Cat boast 1,136 horsepower each, providing enough power to push the Privateer adeptly through heavy water, while maintaining commendable efficiency.
This 67-footer utilized high-tech construction techniques to decrease the dry weight and improve operating efficiency. Lightweight core materials were used in major components including the cabin sides, cabin top and trunk cabin. These core materials are then sandwiched with E-glass and vacuum-infused for a high strength to weight ratio. Focusing on weight savings in large components that are placed higher up in the boat also helped to lower the overall center of gravity, notably improving stability and handling.
“Rendering dreams into reality through custom construction is something we take great pride in here at Jarrett Bay,” explains Randy Ramsey, owner and President of Jarrett Bay Boatworks. “We have been honored to work with some incredibly passionate and brilliant customers who bring their ideas and challenges to us, and our team never disappoints in delivering a truly custom yacht each time.” The delivery of Privateer was another proud moment for the entire Jarrett Bay family – a unique and purpose-built boat, which still pays homage to her Carolina roots in style, ride and craftsmanship.
- Length: 67’ 3”
- Beam: 18’ 2”
- Draft: 4’ 9”
- Waterline: 59’ 11”
- Cockpit: 136 sq. Ft.
- Dry Weight: 64,000 lbs
- Freshwater: 200 gal
- Holding Tank: 150 gal
- Fuel: 1,320 gal
- Engines: Twin Cat C18 ACERT
- Power: 1,136 hp each
MIAMI, FL – FEBRUARY 14, 2018 –Hatteras/CABO Yachts LLC, a world leader in the construction of convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yachtsfrom 41 to 105 feet, is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the well-known CABO fishing boats brand. The first new CABO model to launch is the CABO 41, which will be on display at the 2019 Miami Yacht Show, February 14-18, at the Hatteras/CABO docks, located at In Water Show Ramp B, Slips 119-126.
CABO 41 Specifications
LOA (with bow pulpit) 42’10”
Transom Deadrise 15 degrees
Displacement (light) 31,000 lbs.
Fuel 550 gal
Water 95 gal
Cabin Headroom 6’3″
For more information on the new CABO line of fishing boats, please visit caboyachts.com.
Four months ago Captain Wink Doerzbacher walked us through the reconstruction of the 62′ Spencer Showtime!.
Check out our Dock Talk of the finished product after a full sportfish makeover:
In case you missed the first edition, here’s the reconstruction video-tour of the Showtime! from back in October 2018:
In case you missed our live video last Friday at the Viking VIP Show, here’s some exciting news.. Viking Yachts is entering the Outboard Center Console market! President Pat Healey introduces the new line “Valhalla” V-series in 33′, 37′ and 41′.
Bayliss Boatworks is building another 62’ GameBoat, Gypsea. Begun in October of 2018, this project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2020. She is designed for extended travel and exploration of remote billfish hotspots.
Gypsea is constructed with a custom layout consisting of three staterooms, two heads and a tackle room. The salon level will feature two sofas with easily accessible storage underneath, while the forward galley holds opposing bar tops located aft of the forward galley. Three Sub Zero drawer refrigerators, a four-burner Wolf induction cooktop with down-draft, and a Viking microwave round out the galley appliances.
The lower accommodations are drawn to include a day head and shower located at the base of the companionway steps. A full tackle room with a heavy-duty freezer, rod storage and a stacked washer/dryer will sit across from the day head. Gypsea features a forward master stateroom, with two extra-large bunks on each side, an en-suite head, and storage lockers. Two additional staterooms with upper/lower bunks will be located just aft of the master.
The cockpit is built to be clean and efficient, crafted around Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “a place for everything and everything in its place.” Custom Bayliss Boatworks stainless steel refrigerator boxes will be an integral part of the mezzanine layout. Gaff storage will be hidden, yet easily accessed. All of the essentials will be housed in the custom tackle lockers, located at port and starboard. Grain and color matched teak planking, as well as teak coverboards and coaming, will detail the fishing workspace.
Gypsea will be delivered with a Palm Beach Towers hardtop, extra-large center console on the bridge, white forward cabin windshield and faux teak accents.
Since all Bayliss builds are designed to travel, Gypsea’s mechanical and electrical systems are engineered to be bulletproof and faultless. The engine room and all machinery locations are incredibly accessible and designed for easy maintenance. Each vessel’s air conditioning is provided by a Dometic chilled water A/C system to reduce maintenance intervals and efficiently deliver cool air.
Fuel: 1,850 gallons
Water: 250 gallons
Power: (2) MAN 12V’s @ 1550 hp each
Genset: (2) Northern Lights 25kw
Stabilization: Seakeeper 9
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 – Gypsea and Tarheel.
For more information on Gypsea and all other builds, past and present, visit our website.
Captains Rick Carney and Jed Galloway provide a backstage pass aboard Weaver’s latest build, the 97′ 18 Reeler. Impressively endowed, this sky bridge sportfisher is ready to embark on a globetrotting sportfishing tour. From the engine room to the sky bridge and into the crew quarters, this is a tour (and a boat) that you won’t want to miss.
In early December, Bayliss Boatworks delivered their second GameBoat project to its’ owner. Sized at 62’ and named GameChanger, she follows the mantra that created our first 60’ GameBoat, Mama C: fishing is the main priority.
In every Bayliss GameBoat, it is mandatory that tackle must have an easily accessible and expansive storage area, the interior must be effortless, end of day washdowns should be quick, and speed ought to be easily attainable.
Begun in May of 2017, GameChanger is a product of more than 38,000 man hours – equaling nearly 18 months of labor. Her charge is to join an already-robust sportfishing program at southern latitudes.
GameChanger’s hull is blanketed in the classic Cloud White hue and is clad with impeccable faux teak compliments punctuating the transom, cabin, and bow deck – a true display of the GameBoat principle that contends maintenance should be manageable. GameChanger’s faux teak details are extensive, and include the transom, drip molding, toe rail, helm pod, and salon door. Her windshield is black, and she is equipped with a full tower.
The flybridge features a peninsula-style layout: the console is oriented to the port side, with seating to the starboard. Two teaser reels are nested above in the hardtop. The faux teak helm pod is a standout on the console, matching well with the two helm chairs. Ample storage is found in the console, forward brow, and starboard seating; a freshwater washdown connection can be accessed forward of the starboard bench seat.
GameChanger’s cockpit is oriented with her crew’s needs in mind. The off-center salon door shifts the configuration of the cockpit mezzanine, allowing for a large ice bin, and elongated seating in the upper mezzanine areas. The lower mezzanine level lids open to reveal custom-built stainless bait boxes and storage. In the engine room companionway, there lies ample and tailored storage for heavy dredge tackle. Custom pocket gaff storage is located in GameChanger’s starboard tackle center.
GameChanger’s interior sets herself apart in our GameBoat line. Her owners are the first to utilize our V.C. layout, where the upper and lower level layout is completely customizable, intended to match a unique sportfishing program’s needs. The lower level began with a blank sheet of paper, where her owner chose a three stateroom/two-head layout, including the quintessential GameBoat tackle room.
The salon and galley are open and classic. An L-shaped sofa fills the port side of the salon upon entry, matched by a small bench sofa to the starboard; the sofa bases are veneered with teak. Solid four-inch teak flooring draws great attention to the galley area, which is split by the starboard oriented dinette area, complete with a solid teak table and TV. All seating areas, from salon to galley, can be lifted to reveal copious storage areas below – for everything from tackle to supplies.
In the cooking area, a large stainless sink is oriented near a Miele two-burner cooktop and microwave. When not in use, the cooktop is easily concealed by a sliding top mechanism, made from quartzite to match the countertop surface. Two SubZero units sit aft, just below the quartzite countertops, which are creamy and lightly colored, providing a strong contrast to the bold teak veneers that are throughout the galley area.
The lower level is organized for maximum accommodation and storage. Starboard of the last companionway step sits the entrance to the tackle room: two bait freezers are oriented between cabinets customized for tackle, dredge reels, and rods. The dayhead is oriented just across the companionway, complete with plentiful linen storage, attractive fixtures, quartzite countertops, and four-inch teak flooring.
Two of the three staterooms feature bunk beds, as well as expansive hanging lockers; dresser-style drawers are below each bunk. All stateroom cabinet surfaces, from night stands to storage cabinets, are topped with solid teak.
The forward Master stateroom is generously sized; teak details are the main standout, including two full length hanging lockers oriented to the starboard, with a full set of dresser drawers in between. The master head lies forward of the living quarters, matching the fixtures and quartzite in the dayhead. Beneath the forward master, the carpet lifts to reveal covert storage in the machine tunnel – a strong feature intended for additional provisioning on longer fishing trips.
Mechanically, GameChanger is equipped with a pair of MTU M96L 12V engines, each with 1920 horsepower. Her stabilization comes from one Seakeeper 16. Fully loaded, her top speed is 44 knots at 2450 rpm and 192 gallons per hour. Her cruise is an easy 37 knots with a full load, at 2,000 rpm and 142 gallons per hour.
Start Date: May 2017
Delivery Date: December 2018 Length: 62’
Beam: 18’ 2”
Draft: 4’ 10”
Power: (2) MTU M96L 12V @ 1920 hp each Generator: 20kw Northern Lights
Fuel Capacity: 1,726 gallons Water Capacity: 250 gallons
Water Maker: FCI 1,200 gallon per day with a dockside processor Interior Layout: Three stateroom, two-head, Tackle/freezer room
Bridge Layout: Peninsula console, starboard bench seat, two helm chairs
Stabilization: Seakeeper 16
New Construction Updates From Bayliss Boatworks –
November was a month full of details for our second GameBoat, the 62′ GameChanger.
Upon entering the salon, it’s clear that GameChanger’s final days in Wanchese are upon us. The salon sofas were fit and installed at November’s end, their soft white surface a perfect contrast to the darker, bold veneers in the upper level space. The four-inch teak flooring in the galley received her final top coat this month, adding another layer of shine and protection. The dinette table was installed as well – a solid teak masterpiece, and a brilliant addition to GameChanger’s upper level corner space.
On the lower level, soft goods are in – from padded panels to carpet and mattresses. The final details, though small, are adding much to the quality of the interior. The padded headboard is installed in the master stateroom, adding a punch of color to bold teak cabinetry. Wall paneling is drawing attention to stateroom valences, while mattresses are giving shape to bunks in each stateroom.
Sneak peeks of the galley and companionway on GameChanger
Moving outside, the cockpit is a hub of activity, as it always is in these final days: the teak has been sanded, while final components like the tackle center, halyard tubes, and rod holders have been installed. Earlier in November, our paint crew placed the finishing details on GameChanger’s exterior, with final clear coats on the toe rail, transom, and drip molding. Her boot stripe and bottom paint were applied, too.
GameChanger will be christened on Friday. Look out for final photos, video, and more details!