61' (18.59m)

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Reel Passion - 2008 61' BILLY HOLTON
Stuart Florida United States
$1,775,000 USD

The 2008 61' BILLY HOLTON Sport Yacht Reel Passion is a yacht for sale located in Stuart, Florida, USA. The Reel Passion has always been maintained by one of the top captains in the industry with an open checkbook policy. From 2011 until 2018, nearly every system and piece of equipment has been upgraded with significant time spent at Bayliss Boatworks. In excess of $1,000,000 has been spent to make her one of the most elite sportfishing rigs afloat today. You will not find a nicer, better equipped sportfisherman anywhere at this price! Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 2008 61' BILLY HOLTON Sport Yacht Reel Passion yacht for sale in Stuart, Florida, USA today!

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LENGTH 61' (18.59m)
BUILT 2008
BEAM 18' 5" (5.61m)
MX SPEED 38 Knots 44 MPH
LOCATION Stuart, Florida, USA
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Vessel Walkthrough

Entering the main salon, the portside holds a large custom u-shaped leather sofa with ample storage beneath. This location allows comfort and seating when dinning for up to six guests at the large Release Marine burled maple hi-lo table. The salon area starboard showcases a large Sony 40" pop-up television. Moving to the galley area there is a roomy Release Marine burled maple dinette table with seating for six. The dinette area also has a second 32" Sony flat screen television for viewing through out the area. Beautiful teak and holly floors and Corian counter tops decorate the dinette and galley. Four sub-zero under counter refrigeration and freezer units, a Kenyon four burner cooktop, and a GE space maker microwave oven equip the galley. The rich cherry finish interior carries forward through the vessel to the master stateroom portside. This room houses a large queen berth, hanging cedar lined closet, and ample drawer space and storage. Attached, the spacious private master head contains a full shower and is adorned with teak and holly floors and solid surface counter tops. To the starboard side companionway, there is a large single berth and a spacious hanging locker. The forward stateroom location provides three large berths, drawer space, and hanging locker. This stateroom also has a well designed standing rod locker that can hold everything from 80's to spinning gear. 


The entire interior finish work and craftsmanship are top notch. The salon is roomy and spacious with beautiful cherrywood finishes throughout. You are met with a teak and holly sole at the salon entrance and an air push button salon door. A U-shaped settee with a Release Marine Hi-Lo cherry table is on the port side and the electrical panel and pop up 40" Sony Flat Screen TV lay to starboard. Overhead recessed lighting with dimmers and stereo speakers highlight the room. 
  •  NEW Carpet (April 2019)
  • Leather Headliner Throughout
  • Entertainment Center for TV and Sound System-Denon DVD/CD/AM/FM
  • Air Conditioning Throughout - 6 Units Including Engine Room (Updated at Bayliss Boatworks in 2011)
  • Telephone/Modem Outlet
  • Wrap Around Seating Area with Storage Underneath
  • Sliding Teak Salon Entrance Door/Teak Entry
  • Dimmers on All Light Switches
  • AC and DC Lighting
  • Release Marine Hi-Lo Cherry Table with Burled Maple
  • 40" Sony Pop Up TV with Stereo and Surround Sound 
  • Custom Bar Unit
  • Teak and Holly Sole at Salon Entrance
  • Air Door
  • Large Amounts of Storage Throughout Salon
  • Electrical Panel on Starboard Side
  • Satellite TV and Telephone Systems
  • Flybridge NavNet Displays on Dinette TV


Located forward to port with a booth dinette over to starboard. Teak and Holly floors in galley and dinette area. 

  • Kenyon Electric 4-Burner Stove Top 
  • Corian Counter Tops
  • Custom Hidden Slide Out Trash Locker
  • Under Counter Sub-Zero 2 Drawer Freezer with Ice Maker 
  • Under Counter Sub-Zero 2 Drawer Refrigerator 
  • Corion Double Sink 
  • Garbage Disposal
  • GE Spacemaker Microwave
  • Teak and Holly Floor
  • Storage Under Dinnette
  • Plentiful Drawers, Lockers and Cabinetry

Master Stateroom

The spacious and comfortable master suite includes the following features:

  • Walk Around Queen Berth 
  • Storage Lockers
  • SMX Key Pad AC Control
  • Miscellaneous Storage
  • Leather Headliner
  • 26" Sony Flat Screen with DVD Player
  • Hanging Locker
  • (6) Storage Drawers
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Night Stands - Caesar Stone
  • Cedar Lined Hanging Storage Locker with Automatic Light
  • Air Conditioning System with Digital Control
  • Built in Storage Areas and Drawers
  • Telephone/Modem Outlet
  • AC and DC Light Fixtures
  • Wood Accent Package

Master Head

  • Teak and Holly Flooring 
  • Corian Counter Top and Sink
  • Mirrored Vanity
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Storage Drawers and Locker
  • Stall Shower with Molded Bench Seating
  • Vacuflush Head 

VIP Stateroom

  • Located Forward with Three Over and Under Berths
  • Hanging Locker
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Overhead Deck Hatch
  • Toshiba Flat Screen TV and DVD Player
  • Reading Lights
  • SMX AC Control

VIP Head

  • Located Midship to Starboard
  • Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Stall Shower
  • Vacuflush Head
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Corian Countertop and Sink 
  • Tank Sentry Gauge
  • Mirrored Vanity 
  • Storage Drawers 

Companionway Day Bunk

  • Single Bunk on Starboard Side of Companion Way
  • Overhead Reading Lights
  • Storage Locker and Drawers
  • Toshiba Flat Screen TV
  • Key Pad AC Control


This well laid out cockpit is designed for the serious tournament crew, or anyone who enjoys sportfishing. Features include: 

  • Teak Deck and Covering Boards
  • Transom Door and Gate
  • Teak Transom
  • Large in Deck Stainless Steel Fish Box
  • Engine Room Access
  • Mezzanine Seating with Stainless Steel Refrigeration and Freezer Boxes
  • Custom Stainless Steel Bait Tray
  • Fresh and Salt Water Washdown Outlets
  • Eskimo Ice Dump in Port Box
  • Gaganau Stainless Steel Electric Grill
  • Custom Tackle Center
  • Carolina Transom Fish Box / Live Bait Well
  • *Fighting Chair Replaced with Rocket Launcher
  • Glendeinning Cable Master 
  • Overhead Stereo Speakers
  • Lighting 
  • (6) Rod Holders in Covering Boards
  • One Rod Holder Each on Port and Starboard "Wing" Panels.
  • (3) Rod Holders Each on Port and Starboard Hardtop Legs 
  • Cockpit Cover
  • New Spot Zero Unit - February 2017

Fishing Equipment

  • *Fighting Chair Replaced with Rocket Launcher
  • Transom Door and Gate
  • Triple Spreader Rupp Outriggers
  • Transom Fish Box 
  • Four Drawer Tackle Storage Center
  • Bait Freezer
  • Eskimo Ice Dump 
  • Live Bait Well 


  • Custom Teak Helm Station with Polished Single Lever Controls and Steering Wheel
  • Wrap Around Seating with Storage
  • DC Electrical Panel with Circuit Breakers
  • 110 Power Outlet
  • Release Helm Chairs with Foot Pedestals and Covers
  • Rod Storage Under Seats and Console
  • (4) Molded in Spreader Lights
  • Triple Spreader Rupp Outriggers with Center Rigger
  • (6) Red, Blue, and White Overhead Lights
  • Teak Pod with Custom Gauge Package
  • Release Single Lever Controls with Bow Thruster Buttons
  • Three Panel EZ2CY Enclosure
  • US 15 SP Miya Epoch Electric Teaser Reels in Overhead Box
  • Sony Stereo with (6) Speakers
  • Molded Fiberglass Hardtop
  • Overhead Electronics Box 
  • Forward Eyebrow Storage
  • Fresh Water Hose Outlet
  • (8) Rod Rocket Launcher on Aft Rail

Electronics and Navigational Equipment

  • Ritchie Compass
  • NEW - Furuno Navnet Color Sounder and 48 Mile Radar (2016)
  • NEW - Garmin GPS Map 7612 Plotter (2016)
  • NEW - Captains Garmin Color Sounder (2016)
  • Furuno RD 30 System 
  • Simrad Auto Pilot
  • KVH Satellite Tracvision 
  • (2) Engine Room Cameras 
  • (2) Icom VHF Radios 

Deck and Hull

  • Varnished Teak Flybridge 1/2 Round Molding
  • Bomar Foredeck Hatch 
  • Pulpit with Windlass - "Maxwell"
  • Stainless Steel Rub Rails
  • Foredeck Windlass Control
  • Pop Up Cleats 
  • New - Spray Rails Installed at Bayliss Boatworks in 2011
  • Entire Boat Painted at Bayliss Boat Works - Fall 2015
  • Hull Painted at Bayliss Boatworks - February 2018

Electrical System

  • 12/24 Volt D.C.
  • 120-240 Volt AC
  • Main Salon AC/DC Panel with Amperage and Voltage Metering
  • Generator Remote Start 
  • Isoboost Voltage Regulator 
  • Port 20 kW Northern Lights Soundbox Generator
  • Starboard 16 kW Northern Lights Soundbox Generator 
  • (3) Automatic Battery Chargers - (2) 24 Volt DC Charles Automatic Chargers and (1) 12 Volt DC Charles Automatic Charger
  • Electrical System was Completely Redone and Upgraded at Bayliss Boatworks in 2012

Engine Room and Mechanical Equipment

  • New - Dometic Spot Zero #SZ 2000Z (2017)
  • New - Fiberglass Fresh Water Tank - (Fall 2017)
  • Aquamister + FCI Watermaker - 1200 GPD 
  • Stainless Steel Hot Water Heater
  • Dripless Shafts and Rudder Seals
  • Overhead Rod and Gaff Tagging Stick Racks
  • Fuel Shut Off and Transfer Valves
  • (2) Fuel Tanks with Sight Gauges
  • ZF Electronic Control Panels 
  • Dual Main Engine Racor Fuel Filters
  • Reverso Oil Change System 
  • Jun Air - Air Compressor
  • Stainless Steel Aquamet 3" Prop Shafts (2015)
  • (2) Y Valve Crash Pumps
  • Delta T Air Induction System
  • (4) Lil' Champ Exhaust Fans 
  • Reverso Fuel Polishing system 
  • Automatic Bilge Pumps throughout Boat
  • Eskimo Ice Chipper
  • (2) Automatic Battery Chargers
  • Seastar Power Steering System
  • Engine Room Gauge Package
  • Cruisair AC Compressors
  • Willy Vac Dry Bilge System
  • Fire Boy Suppression System
  • Samsung Cameras for Engine Room 
  • Sea Star Hydraulic Steering 
  • New - Five Blade Veem Propellors (2017)
  • Spare Five Blade ZF Propellors
  • Fuel Tank Sight Gauge Tubes
  • New -  After Coolers and Injectors (2018)
  • 1000 Hour Service Completed February 2018
  • Engine Survey Including Sea Trial and Gauge Out Completed by Gregory Poole Power Systems in February 2018


1750 RPM - 26 Knots - 100 GPH
1900 RPM - 29 Knots - 118 GPH
1930 RPM - 30 Knots - 120 GPH
2000 RPM - 31.5 Knots - 130 GPH

36 Knot Top End

300 Mile Range at Cruise


The Reel Passion has always been kept and maintained with an open checkbook policy. Nearly every system and piece of equipment has been upgraded with significant time spent at Bayliss Boatworks. In excess of $1,000,000 has been spent to make her one of the most elite sportfishing riggs afloat today. You will not find a nice or more equipped sportfisherman anywhere on the market! Don't miss your opportunity to own this one-of-a-kind Custom Carolina vessel. 

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Joe Dougherty
MacGregor Yachts Inc.
2352 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410 USA

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