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#1 Sportfish Yacht: JARUCO – JARRET BAY 90
The Ultimate in Speed, Performance, Engineering and Safety
One of the most advanced sportfish yachts ever built, the Jarret Bay 90 JARUCO features the ultimate in speed, performance, engineering, and safety. The cold-molded built sportfish yacht was first created with computer modeling to calculate stress loads, stringers, bulkheads (constructed mainly of carbon fiber, which is a first) and running gear so they could measure how the lightweight materials would affect everything from speed to drag, to fuel efficiency. Built to ABS classification, she can withstand 8-foot seas at 50 knots. For a motor yacht of 90 feet long, she has a wide beam of 22ft 6in and a shallow draft of just 5ft 8in.
First Time-Ever Lamination Matrix
The cold-molded yacht hull was done so with the builder’s tried and true methods of utilizing marine-grade lumber as the core, with e-glass and epoxy that are merged with carbon fiber and Kevlar layers. This resulted in a first time-ever lamination matrix that greatly improved the structural integrity of the yacht, while the carbon fiber infusion in almost every structural component inward and upward helped to eliminate about 40,000 points from a traditional build of similar size.
Outfitted to the Nines
Beyond the titanium propeller shafts, carbon fiber tower structures and the aerospacegrade flooring and countertops, JARUCO is outfitted to the nines. Simply put, the 90 is one of the most extensively equipped recreational fishing machines known to man. Custom fit around a laundry-list of top-end equipment, the opulent, yet tastefully refined finish work found throughout this flagship build is equally impressive. Outstanding woodwork and craftsmanship expertly pair exotic lumbers, carpets and leathers. Engineered veneers, drain-less shower floors and self-adjusting glass tint impress the most discerning of guests. All this technology and luxury meshes together in a grand symphony of achievement.
#2 Sportfish Yacht: MARY P – 122FT Trinity Yachts
Largest Sportfish Yacht in 2009
Designed by Doug Sharp and built in aluminum by Trinity Yachts, MARY P was launched and delivered in 2009 as the largest sportfish yacht at the time, and is of the only sportfish yachts to be ABS-classed. MARY P is as luxurious as she is rugged and ready for sportfish action. She features all the state-of-the-art amenities that one would expect from a yacht of her length and overall size.
Satisfying the Most Avid of Anglers
Created to satisfy the most avid of anglers, the motor yacht features a forward-looking sonar in the bow by Simrad, and a transom that was specially created to back down on fish at 10 knots. Her cockpit is truly advanced, and features a hydraulically operated fighting chair that swivels via remote control allowing the angler to move across her beam with ease. Forward, a bait-prep station, ice maker, and hidden grill make for the ultimate gathering space before and after fishing.
Her spacious custom-designed interior was created by Judy Bell Davis, and she sleeps up to 8 guests in four luxurious staterooms, with additional accommodations for 4 crew. Spacious staterooms include a master, VIP, and two guest suites. Each one features its own en suite and entertainment system.
MARY P has a wide beam of 24 feet, a draft of 6.5 feet, and measures in at 255 gross tons. Two Caterpillar engines take her up to a max speed of 25 knots, with a cruising speed of 23 knots, and she is equipped with zero-speed stabilizers.
MARY P is currently listed for sale with Merle Wood & Associates. Please click here for the listing.
#3 Sportfish Yacht: SPECULATOR – 92FT Viking Yacht
The Ideal Combination of Fit and Finish
Recently refit in 2020 with an interior by Patrick Knowles, the 92ft Viking SPECULATOR is the ideal combination of fit and finish: rugged yet elegant, and sleek yet practical. She features all the amenities necessary for the active fisherman, with a stunning interior in which to retreat after that hard fight.
Aft, the deck features rear-facing seating as well as a second seating area around a table for al fresco dining that seats up to six guests. This area also features a convenient outdoor galley and grilling station for the catch of the day.
Great for Family and Entertainment
Inside, the salon and galley are one large open area, with dual custom sofas that provide a great conversation area along with a full entertainment system. A dining table here seats up to six guests, with a grouping of stools in the galley for additional friends and family.
SPECULATOR accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 staterooms, including a full-beam master with a king-sized bed, two queen VIP staterooms and one twin. Each has its own entertainment system and well-equipped en suites with showers.
Fitted with 2 MTU 2600HP engines, this motor yacht is capable of a top speed of 36 knots, while she cruises at 30 knots.
SPECULATOR is currently available for charter with HMY.
#4 Sportfish Yacht: HATTERAS Sport Yacht GT 59
Ideal for the Tournament Circuit
Built with the tournament circuit in mind, the Hatteras GT59 sport yacht combines a top speed of 40 knots with incredible seakeeping ability and a comfortable ride. The sportfish yacht comes equipped with integrated rigging and plenty of storage from stem to stern. With a length overall of 59 feet 9 inches (18.21m), she has a beam of 18 feet 9 inches (5.71m) and a shallow draft of 4 feet 9 inches (1.45m).
All One Needs Away from Home
With a spacious interior, she features 3 comfortable forward staterooms with a 2-head arrangement or a choice of a tackle center or 3rd head. Her large master stateroom is amidships, with all the comfortable amenities one needs away from home.
The GT59 motor yacht is built for the serious billfish tournament angler, and has a fuel capacity of 1,750 gallons. She features one of the most comfortable rides in her class, and because she is built of a resin-infused foam core married to a fiberglass hull, she is not only strong, but she is light as well. She offers a quiet, near-vibration-free ride and is efficient when it comes to fuel economy.
#5 Sportfish Yacht: MAKE IT HAPPEN – Viking 82
The Best of Both Worlds
On the inside, this Viking motor yacht is pure luxury. Yet, stepping outside, it’s clear that she was built for hard-core fishing and fun. There’s an oversized cockpit featuring everything the avid angler needs, from a large transom livewell, rod holders, an Eskimo icemaker, full 360-degree fishing capability and a whole lot more. Her interior is welcoming and comfortable – ideal for families looking for adventure on the water. She features smooth, gloss walnut cabinetry and an arrangement of soft furnishings that is ideal for conversation.
Your Home Away From Home
Perfect for those who enjoy hearty meals, she has a large open galley with appliances that are built-in to the walls to save space. Staterooms are spacious, and include a full-beam master with large windows and a king-sized bed with an en suite. Three additional staterooms include a VIP with a queen-sized bed and entertainment system, a port stateroom with a queen bed and en suite, as well as a starboard stateroom with two twins and en suites. An additional cabin for the captain features a double bed and lots of wardrobe space, and there is an additional cabin for crew.
Her aft deck sports a large table that seats up to 8 guests and is surrounded by banquet seating. She also boasts a spacious flybridge up top that has an additional table with plenty of seating. Conveniently, the captain can remotely control the vessel from anywhere aboard, offering the freedom to walk about while docking.
This 2019 Viking sportfish yacht is truly adaptable, and seamlessly blends luxury with that of a yacht that is ready for action.
MAKE IT HAPPEN is currently for sale with Galati Yacht Sales. Please click here for the listing.