Showing posts with label Sportfish Yacht. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sportfish Yacht. Show all posts

July 13, 2023

Project: Michael Rybovich 70 Sportfisherman Hull#9

Michael Rybovich has in the end of 2022 starting to build its ninth hull, what will be a 70 Sportfisherman.  Fully custom and to be build in the jig method, Michael Rybovich hull nine will offer a four cabin with three heads interior, with an owners stateroom located forward, and a VIP suite located at midships on starboard side.  The living like most sportfish yachts of this size is on the main deck with a galley forward to starboard featuring a central bar alley, dinette opposite to port, and welcoming sofa on entrance.  Michael Rybovich 70 Sportfisherman is to be powered by twin Cats 2000hp.  Speed estimates are not given, but 68 Sportfisherman Hull#3 had a top speed of 42 knots in a smaller two foot length and one of beam and slightly less powerful engines.  So expect the 70 Sportfisherman Hull#9 wide open throttle numbers around the forty mark.

June 12, 2023

New Launch: F&S 58 Hull 32

FandS has launched its hull number 32, a sportfish yacht titled m/y Dona Lucy for a repeat customer.  Designed by Applied Concepts FandS hull number 32 returns to the size of the first build of Jim Floyd which was also a 58 he delivered in 1996.  FandS 58 hull 32 offers an interior with three double cabins, with owners stateroom to midships starboard, and two guest cabins with bunks; one forward and another to port side.  The living and galley with dinette is all located on the main deck.  FandS 58 hull 32 is powered by twin Cats 1150hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.67 m (58ft)
Beam - 5.48 m
Displacement - 24947 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 4542 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1150hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Applied Concepts

May 24, 2023

New Launch: Weaver 64 GM

Weaver has in March 2023 launched 64 GM.  Titled m/y Chas'n Tails this Weaver 64 GM started construction in 2020 and is the 39th hull from the Maryland custom sportfish yacht builder, and the fifth 64 to come, which makes it the most popular size-build from Weaver.  The Weaver 64 GM features a three double cabins layout, with a master cabin forward, and a tackle and rod open room when coming down to the lower deck to port side.  Weaver 64 GM is powered by twin MTU 1945hp versus the usual 1800hp engines of the other 64s.  Weaver has currently two other builds a 70 and a 45 with outboards.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.65 m (64.6ft)
Beam - 5.71 m
Draft - 1.42 m with props
Displacement - 33112 kg
Fuel Capacity - 7048 l
Water Capacity - 946 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU M96 1945hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Hull Shape - hard chine planning modified Vee with lifting strakes
Construction - cold moulded; 3 by 12mm Okume plywood 1708 E-glass 1308 Kevlar in epoxy 

April 17, 2023

New Model: Garlington 71 Flybridge

Garlington’s constant refinement since 1980, continues with the new 71 which is built on the success of the 61, but with larger spaces and increased capacities. The 71 is based on the hull form and almost identical proportions of house and bridge with a few subtle improvements to the smaller model.  The first 71, which is build title m/y Miss Behavin was ordered by a previous two Garlington a 58 and a 61 owner.  The Garlington 71 Flybridge offers a four stateroom three head layout, with an owners stateroom at midships to port side.  The first Garlington 71 is powered by twin Man 1900hp engines with top 41 knots speeds reached in its first sea trials.  The Garlington 71 Flybridge seems to have left a nice impression with two more units currently under construction. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.64 m (71ft)
Beam - 6.09 m
Draft - 1.67 m
Displacement - 42637 kg
Fuel Capacity - 8517 l
Water Capacity - 1135 l
Accommodation - nine berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft with tunnels and Veem five bladed propellers
Speed - 41 knots max 33 cruise, 29 knots economic fast
Construction - cored sandwich construction with Corecell core, Kevlar and carbon fibre
Project - Applied Concepts Unleashed

April 12, 2023

New Launch: Winter 63 Convertible W-28

In 2022 Winter has launched its hull number W-28, the 63 feet Convertible sportfish yacht.  Titled M/Y Boujie Tim Winter's W-28 is the second in size build to date by the Carolina custom sportfish builder, the largest is the 64 Convertible W-9 launched in 2014, with a bigger 74 Convertible coming in the future with W-39.  Winter W-28 is a sleek and fast sportfish yacht with a traditional sportfish layout with central galley dinette, and relaxing sofa at entrance on the main deck.  Below deck W-28 presents a layout of three cabins, with a master suite forward, and two twin cabins with a double and twin opening bunks up top, which makes for a total accommodation of ten berths.  In between the cabins is a laundry and tackle storage room.  The interior is finished with horizontal walnut grain through out.  Winter 64 Convertible is fitted with twin Cats 1925hp, which makes her reach a top speed up to 44 knots, a fast cruise of forty or comfortable at 33, and goes on the plain at fourteen knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.22 m (63.1ft)
Beam - 5.56 m
Draft - 1.65 m
Displacement - 39916 kg
Fuel Capacity - 6813 l
Water Capacity - 946 l
Accommodation - ten berths in three guest cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert 1925hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft with Twin Disc gearbox and CJR five bladed propellers
Speed - 44 knots max, 40 fast cruise, 33 knots cruise, fourteen knots minimum planning speed
Construction - cold moulded, 3 layers Okoume plywood encased in biaxial fiberglass and epoxy resin

February 14, 2023

New Launch: Bayliss 67 B28

Bayliss Boatworks has launched the 67 hull number B28.  Titled as Overtime, Bayliss B28 was build as a sportfishing weapon of choice for an assortment of Cabo San Lucas blue water fisheries. Its elaborate livewell system supports transom and on-deck livewells, as well as tuna tubes. Inside the twenty meter B28 features a three cabins two heads layout, plus a day head all finished throughout in walnut.  The Bayliss 67 B28 is powered by twin Cats 2025hp engines for a top speed of 44 knots, and a cruise range from 35 knots to 29 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.57 m (67.6ft)
Beam - 6.04 m
Draft - 1.70 m
Displacement - 50802 kg
Fuel Capacity - 7760 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32B 2025hp
Propulsion - direct line shafts
Speed - 44 knots max 35 fast cruise 29 cruise
Construction - cold moulded in jig method, wood covered with epoxy resin inside and outside  

January 23, 2023

Project: Michael Rybovich 62 Sportfisherman Hull #8

Michael Rybovich present the 62 Sportfisherman Hull number eight project.  Coming from an inhouse design. The 62 Sportfisherman hull number eight is the smallest Michael Rybovich build following the 64 Walkaround hull #1 launched in 2014.  The Rybovich 62 Sportfisherman will feature a three cabin layout with master stateroom at midships to starboard, and a forward cabin with four berths; two bunk berths and a double French berth. She is to be powered by twin MTU 1920hp engines, no speed estimates are currently provided.   Current construction status is for the the main deck and flybridge being fitting out.

January 16, 2023

New Launch: Winter 53 Express W-33

In mid Summer 2022 Winter Custom Yachts from Huber North Carolina launched its fully custom 53 Express hull W-33 titled m/y Reel Risk.  Winter's 33rd hull is the second largest express sportfish to date by the custom North Carolina builder, only second to the 65 foot W-23 launched in 2017. The request for W-33 came from an owner who wanted to upgrade from a production twelve meter express sportfish to a fully custom versatile platform that affords the ability to travel far and yet have the option of cruising with a small crew. Based out of South Florida, she is also been tailored for sail fishing and extended cruising throughout the Bahamas.  Winter W-33 was build with an interior sleeping four with a forward master stateroom, guest cabin with two bunks to port-side, and a saloon and galley in between.  Winter 53 Express is powered by twin Man 1550hp and thanks to her lightweight twenty tons displacement is able to reach a top speed up to 44 knots. 
Technical Data: 
LOA - 16.17 m (53.1ft)
Beam - 4.97 m
Draft - 1.21 m
Displacement - 19958 kg
Fuel Capacity - 4542 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, plus two berths in convertible saloon
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Twin Disc gear box and CJR five bladed propellers
Speed - 44 knots max, forty knots fast cruise, 36 knots cruise
Construction - cold moulded jig, plywood shell covered in fibreglass and epoxy resins, composite core decks and upper structure 
Certification - ABYC

January 5, 2023

New Model: Maritimo S600 Offshore

Presented as a project in 2021 the Maritimo S600 is part of the new Offshore series that fuses the latest advancements in nautical technology and design with the iconic features of the S-Series models of the past. Australian built, it’s sharpened exterior design, extensive entertainment areas, and high performance reset the international standard for long-range cruising sport-fish yachts. Inspired by the lessons learned to create a class-leading, enduring line of blue water yachts for tough Australian conditions, Maritimo experienced team of maritime designers and skilled craftspeople have developed a fresh take on how an offshore sedan sportfish yacht should look perform and feel. I must say they have succeeded as the S600 Offshore is among the most best looking express sportfish yachts in the market today.  As soon as you step aboard the new S600 Offshore you will appreciate the Maritimo difference and you will be immediately captivated by its space, easily accommodating your family in style, safety and comfort. A fully enclosed climate-controlled saloon and accommodation space provides the essential comfort needed for long-range cruising and passage making. The remarkable new offshore cockpit with enclosed transom makes the S600 Offshore ideal for those fishing enthusiasts or any that embrace the encapsulated deck space with solid separation to the sea.  Down below the Maritimo S600 Offshore offers accommodation for six guests with a full beam master stateroom located at midships.  Power for the Maritimo S600 Offshore comes from standard twin Volvo 800hp or optional 900hp Scania engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.62 m (61ft)
Hull Length - 18.4 m
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 1.52 m
Displacement - 32,600 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 4550 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 800hp, Scania D13 900hp
Propulsion - straight line shaft with Nimbral Veem five bladed propellers
Speed - 32 knots max 26 knots cruise with Scania 900hp
Range - 435 nm at 25 knots, 512 nm at twenty knots with Scania 900hp
Construction - solid fiberglass bottom cored sides and upper structure
Certification - CE B

November 10, 2022

New Model: Viking 54 Open

The largest express-style yacht Viking has ever built, the 54 Open series consists of three models; the 54 Open, 54 Sport Coupe and 54 Sport Tower. The Open Series made its world premiere at last year’s 2021 Fort Lauderdale boat show with the Sport Coupe version featuring a custom radar mast atop a three-sided fiberglass deckhouse. A few months later, Viking showcased the 54 Sport Tower for the first time with the gorgeous FarNiente at the Miami boat show.  At the Fort Lauderdale 2022 in end October Viking completed the circle presenting the 54 Open which featured a custom Palm Beach tuna tower, and unlike the Sport Tower and Sport Coupe, this model has a three-sided wraparound windshield with space between it at the hardtop, allowing a more open-air environment on the command deck. The 54 O can also be delivered without a tuna tower as a sleek express yacht.  The 54 Open’s fiberglass windshield frame is designed and fabricated in-house at Viking adhering to strict tolerances, what is a single-piece fiberglass part perfect windshield.  Above is a shot of the show-bound first 54 Open in its final stages of construction, with a tower designed and fabricated at PBT in Riviera Beach, Florida. Atlantic Marine Electronics, another Viking subsidiary, has pre-installed the wiring for the tower electronics. The first Viking 54 Open also received a teak cockpit sole.  Back in New Jersey, the next 54 Open which will also be fitted with a PBT tower, is in the mechanical department ready for its powerplant of twin Man 1550hp and gyroscopic stabilizer Seakeeper 16 installations.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.61 m (54.6ft)
Beam - 5.38 m
Draft - 1.47 m
Displacement - 31856 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5625 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 crm 1400hp, v12 crm 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 42 knots max 36 cruise with Man 1550hp
Hull Shape - modified Vee with twelve degrees deadrise aft 

October 4, 2022

Project: Jarrett Bay 68 Sportfisherman Hull #64

Jarrett Bay present the project for a 68 Sportfisherman hull number 64, an evolution which stays true to its custom Carolina heritage, yet represents the future of sportfish performance and functionality. Using proprietary matrices and other cutting-edge materials, lamination and infusion processes developed for Jarrett Bay’s game-changing 90 feet Hull #62 flagship, this 68 hull will also provide next-level performance and safety similar to her one foot shorter sister 67 feet hull #66.  Hull #64 is also designed with wider stringers wide enough to handle just about any power package for her load, here fitted with twin Cats 2400hp, along with additional customization that includes three Seakeeper 9.  Jarrett Bay 68 Hull #64 will feature an interior with four stateroom four heads comfort, and with launching planned for Spring 2024.

August 25, 2022

New Launch: Jarrett Bay 56 Open Convertible Hull #67

Since the launch of Hull #57 the 46 Sportfisherman in 2011 Jarrett Bay has taken an innovative approach in some of its custom builds which break the standard mold of the sportfish cruiser or yacht.  This recently launched fully custom Jarrett Bay 56 Open Convertible Hull #67 titled m/y Renegade is again following to that approach which I am sure comes from a challenging clients request, which the Carolina boat builder is ready to make for a happy customer.  Hull #67 for example may look your traditional sportfish convertible with flybridge, but upon closer inspection, you’ll find an additional lower helm station and convertible bulkhead that makes her a unique hybrid with the ability to transform and open its main deck.  This layout changes how the interior works with a main galley located on the lower deck, while a dinette and smaller galley is located on the main deck.  Accommodation is for four, with a master cabin forward, and a guest cabin with twin bunks to starboard.  Jarrett Bay’s ride characteristics and performance are complemented by twin MTU 1600hp which give the 56 Open Convertible top speed up to forty knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.91 m (55.6ft)
Waterline Length - 15 m
Beam - 5.33 m
Draft - 1.37 m
Displacement - 27669 kg unloaded,  31751 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 4542 l
Water Capacity - 946 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 10V2000 M96 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 40 knots max 34 cruise 
Construction - cold molded wood with epoxy in Jug method
Project - Jarrett Bay

July 5, 2022

New Launch: Bayliss 75 B27

Bayliss have launched the full custom 75 hull number B27 titled Wave Paver.  As the second build for her owner, Wave Paver will be joining a long-standing and successful fishing program on the tournament circuit, with the original Wave Paver Bayliss 77 hull no. B21 launched in 2017. This is the first Bayliss to feature walnut veneer, and and is the result of a 28 month build process. The combination of the details, the wood species, the granite, and the interior soft goods all combined to make this build a stunning project to date.  Bayliss 75 is powered with twin MTU 2600hp engines which gave her a top speed of 44 knots on sea trial day.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.01 m (75.6ft)
Beam - 6.35 m
Draft - 2.05 m
Displacement - 68038 kg
Fuel Capacity - 9463 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - eight berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16v2000 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 44 knots max

June 29, 2022

Project: F&S 68 Flybridge Hull 35

FandS present the project for a new 68 Flybridge Hull number 35 sportfishing machine with full tower.  Commissioned by an FandS repeat customer, this 68 Flybridge is said to be a replacement for the owner current Soul Candy, FandS hull #30 61 Hardtop Express custom model launched in 2020. Including this hull number 35, currently FandS has three other custom builds, with this new project at 68 feet being the smallest.

June 7, 2022

New Model: Maritimo M600 Offshore

For the May 2022 Sanctuary Cove boat show Maritimo launched three new models using the same eighteen meter hull platform.  The first of these new models we present is the M600 Offshore, which marks the first model within the sensational new Offshore Series for Maritimo. With a long list of orders already secured for the Offshore flybridge variant since the series was first digitally revealed in 2021, the M600 Offshore takes ultimate blue water offshore cruising flybridge motor yacht.  The M600 Offshore has broad appeal both as a state-of-the-art fishing platform, with its specialty open water fishing attributes, or as a long range, high volume three stateroom, two ensuite luxury cruising motor yacht capable of inter-continental passage making.  The M600 Offshore features a carefully designed offshore cockpit, with open deck space and heavy consideration of fishing functionality combined with Maritimo’s experiences in flybridge cruising design.  The offshore cockpit provides an incredible ten squared meters of open deck space, featuring 2.4 meters length of open deck along the centerline between the aft transom wells and the forward mounted island entertainment module, providing ample area for sport fishing chair if desired.  Integrated into the cockpit space are large wing lockers, transom wells, in deck fish boxes, enclosed transom gate, rod holders, and flush gunwale capping. Beneath the cockpit floor and in deck fish boxes is a large lazarette storage area, accessible by day hatch or a large electrically actuated opening for gaining access to store large items such as diving gear.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.62 m (61ft)
Hull Length - 18.4 m
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 1.52 m
Displacement - 33,600 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 4550 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Certification - CE A

April 4, 2022

New Launch: Bayliss 72 B25

Bayliss has delivered hull B25, a 72 feet custom sportfish yacht titled Old Reliable. Old Reliable is a name long associated with the Bayliss Boatworks family. In 2003, offshore fly fishing legend Nick Smith, set out to build 64 B5 Old Reliable. Smith, with an already impressive fishing history, set new records and achieved great milestones with Hull 5. In 2019 he set the world record for the largest number of striped marlin caught and released on fly in a single day, and holds multiple other single day records as well. Over the years, Bayliss Boatworks was active in supporting Old Reliable with maintenance and up-fittings, whether state-side or abroad. So, in 2019 Bayliss Boatworks was commissioned to build Hull 25, the new 72 Old Reliable. Upon comparison, you will see many similarities between Hull 5 and 25, as Smith became adapted to many qualities on the original boat. With fourteen years between the builds, there was also great opportunity for modernization and improvement. The same excellence and attention to detail that are engrained in Smith’s fishing practice were utilized when it came time to develop the plans for Hull 25. The hull and topside are coated in Imron Cloud White with a black and gold boot stripe to match her black and gold transom artwork done by Everett Nautical. Hand selected natural teak-boards make up her interior cockpit and coverboards. The toe rail, helm pod and salon door are all faux teak courtesy of Izzy Teak. Her cockpit features a custom rigging station with live-well and rocket launcher. Mechanically, Old Reliable is powered with two CAT 1,925hp which make her reach a registered top speed of 39.5 knots fully loaded. She is equipped with a Seakeeper 18 aftm and a Seakeeper 9 forward for stability, two 25kw Northern Lights generators, and two FCI 1850 gallon per day water makers. Custom Marine Electronics has installed the latest in marine electronics, including a Furuno Omni Sonar. The interior of Bayliss B25 is designed to be accommodating and efficient with plenty of storage for extended offshore trips. The salon is comprised of one large custom L-shaped sofa on the port side and a bar area starboard side complete with a sink, a Hoshizaki cubelet icemaker, and custom actuated liquor storage. The galley features a Wolf 2 burner cooktop, a Viking microwave, two Subzero refrigerator units, one Subzero freezer unit, three Release Marine teak barstools, Nilo River granite countertops and natural cork flooring. The lower level optimizes both guest space and storage. To port is the master stateroom with adjoining master head and to starboard are two crew staterooms with a shared head. In the companionway there is rod and tackle storage and a stacked washer and dryer. At the end of the companionway forward, there is another master stateroom with adjoining head. Both starboard crew staterooms have stacked bunks with teak bases with entrances to the shared crew head. The captain’s stateroom features a TV with separate marine electronic screens. In the master, teak cabinets line the stateroom with two full height hanging lockers and extra storage found beneath the bunk.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.99 m (72.2ft)
Beam - 6.24 m
Fuel Capacity - 9842 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - seven guests in three cabins (one captain cabin)
Engines - 2 x Cats C32A 1925hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 39 knots max
Construction - jig cold molded, wood with fiberglass and epoxy resin

February 22, 2022

Project: Bayliss 60 B30

In the first week of January 2022, Bayliss began construction on their newest project: hull number 30 a 60 feet custom sportfish open express to be called Sequentis. The 60 custom sportfishing walkaround express will have 360 degrees of fishability, and is the second express to come from Bayliss since twenty years and hull number one, the 2002 launched 30 feet twin outboard powered centre console which started it all for the custom Carolina boat builder.  After that Bayliss has solely build flybridge sportfish yachts, larger then 57 feet.  Bayliss 60 B30 is to be powered by twin MTU 1974hp. Progress on the cold-moulded hull is well underway in the Bayliss hull shop with this 60 feet express being build as all Bayliss in the jig method. 

January 19, 2022

New Launch: F&S 61 Hardtop Express Hull #30

FandS present the 61 hardtop express, hull number 30 and called Soul Candy by its owner.  FandS hull thirty was designed as a family-friendly express sportfish yacht with space for entertaining, with a host of custom options that allow the owner-operator to communicate and interact with the crew on fishing trips to the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas. One of the primary challenges with FandS hull #30 was to add a tall owner, and superior interior headroom. Keeping the sweeping lines FandS is known for, while accommodating someone of height, would require some out-of-the-gate thinking. The design team created a two meters plus character named Fred within the CAD program, who would be moved around the virtual boat to be sure proper clearance of areas such as the companionway, staterooms and showers. Cad-Fred was also integral to helm line-of-sight, both while running and to the angler in the fighting chair, and because the interior space is directly connected to all the exterior dimensions, it was necessary to consider every detail. FandS 61 Hardtop Express features an eleven squared meters cockpit deck which easily fits the large fighting chair with an offset pedestal and on-deck tuna tubes, essential when you plan on fighting some of the monsters living near the rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. The classic straight lines of the teak cockpit boards tame the curvy, signature FandS radial mezzanine and transom live-well. A giant lazarette is accessible by way of a Freeman Marine deck hatch located under the chair’s footrest and ensures safe, dry storage below for the multitude of systems located there. The bright interior of the helm deck is striking. The hardtop express design allows for a view of the world around her, and FandS takes the view to new levels by incorporating one giant piece of custom curved glass on each side. By doing so, there is little to break that uninterrupted sightline, providing a true, 360-degree perspective. FandS 61 Hardtop Express runs smooth and quiet at all speeds, thanks to the twin MTU 1600hp engines giving a solid cruising speed of 35 knots and a top end of 42 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.59 m (60.9ft)
Beam - 5.48 m
Draft - 1.47 m
Displacement - 27215 kg
Fuel Capacity - 5488 l
Water Capacity - 794 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 10v M96L 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 35 knots cruise 42 knots max
Construction - cold moulded in jig, Okume plywood with biaxial fiberglass, Awlcraft 2000 paint job
Certification - NMEA, ABYC

December 1, 2021

Classic Bertram Sinks in Fort Lauderdale

An eighteen meter classic Bertram sportfish yacht sank in the evening of thirty November while in its mooring on the Miami river, Fort Lauderdale.  The eighteen meter Bertram sank due to the neglect of recent years, with some reports stating it was not used and rotting in its slip for about ten years.  The day after to the sinking on the first December the yacht was taken and salvaged to the Bradford Yacht Service in Fort Lauderdale. 
The Bertram in this photo is a 60 model, an evolution of the top selling 54 in length.  The 60 was produced from 1992 to 2002, and like the 54 and all Bertram's from 1972 till 1998 is designed by Dave Napier. The Bertram 60 like the 54 is renowned for having one of the best seaworthy hulls ever made. Napier modified Vee hull in the seventies was a change deep forefoot entry of forty degrees plus modifying to a closing medium Vee.  This hull design unlike a full deep Vee makes planning easier at slower speeds, and as a fishing platform rolls less in slow trolling on beamy seas   The Bertram 60 had an interior of three double cabins and three heads, with a rare four cabins option.  Power usually came from GM or Cat engines of 1300 to 1450hp allowing for top speeds up to the mid thirties with the large option.  In 1997 Studio Faggioni from Italy updated the interior and tiny bits of the exterior in the Bertram 60, creating the second generation series.   The Bertram 60 was replaced by the Zuccon designed 630 in 2003.

October 28, 2021

New Model: Viking 64 Convertible

Just ahead of the 2021 Fort Lauderdale boat show, Viking has launched its new 64 Convertible, a sportfish yacht just short of twenty meters in length, following the latest evolution and the New Jersey builder dominance in the sportfish yacht segment upward of fifteen meters in size.  Particularly in this size of sixty footers, Viking has in the past twenty years presented eight models and delivered 550 yachts.  Those are some impressive numbers to behold by any yacht builder, let alone a segment which has its core market located for the most part in North America. The 64 Convertible brings comfort and a turnkey sportfishing yacht, with an internal layout offering four cabins three shower heads, and two versions to choose from.  The main difference being the choice to have a VIP cabin forward with central double berth, or a three berths cabin with a double French berth to port and a single to starboard.  The Viking 64 Convertible is standard powered by twin Man 1550hp with five other options taking power up to twin 2025hp Cat engines.  Hull number one is powered by the twin MTU 2002hp.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.46 m (63.9ft)
Beam - 5.77 m
Draft - 1.70 m
Displacement - 45240 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 8332 l
Water Capacity - 1143 l
Accommodation - seven or eight or nine berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 Crm 1550hp, 1900hp, 2000hp, Cat C32A 1925hp, C32B 2025hp, MTU 12V2000 M96x 2002hp
Propulsion - line shaft