63 Scarborough Boatworks
Game Time Homeport: Key Largo, Florida
The 63-foot Game Time was splashed in the early summer 2018. “The owner bought a Scarborough boat because he has been enamored with North Carolina boat builders and the boats they make. The ride, the fishability, the looks and the speed match their story,” says Captain Ben Brownlee who runs the Game Time. “I’m pretty impressed with it, too. She maneuvers well, is a great head sea boat and has beautiful lines. It turns on a dime and really handles well on fish. The boat also has a Seakeeper, a Spot Zero and a watermaker.”
“This is probably one of the nicest boats we’ve ever built,” says builder Ricky Scarborough. “It is the first large boat for the owner. He wanted something fast. It is designed for tournament fishing and travel.” To be prepared for a variety of fishing applications, the boat is equipped with a significant live well capacity.
“These owners were some of the nicest people we have ever worked with. The owner has two boys and this boat was a way to introduce them to the sport. It is not heavy on entertainment systems, but was designed for family time,” Scarborough says. “The biggest hit so far has been the grill in the cockpit. The 10-year old is the grill master.”
The family theme extends to the interior layout as well. The VIP stateroom turned into a split, with two beds. “These days we seem to attract a lot of families,” Scarborough says. “And we like it that way.”
With the build complete and the boat in the water, where will the Game Time head from here? “We’re in Pirate’s Cove (North Carolina) until November. We’ll be in Jupiter from November through April, with some Bahamas trips mixed in. In May, we’ll head to the Bahamas for the Custom Shootout and fish there until August,” says Captain Ben. “We might head to the DR after that. In 2020, we’ll head to Costa Rica.”
Game Time indeed.
SPECIFICATIONS: Completion date May 2018 / LOA 63’6” / Beam 17’6” / Draft 5’ / Engines 2-C32A 1925HP / Generators 2-21KW Northern Lights / Loaded Weight 87,000 lbs / Fuel Capacity 1600 gallons / Water Capacity 250 gallons / Interior 3 stateroom/3 head / WOT 43.5 kts / Gyro Seakeeper 16
Captain Jason Holtz gave InTheBite a full tour of the customized 54′ Pursuit from Scarborough Boatworks in North Carolina. The Pursuit is headed to Kona, Hawaii.