Tag Archive: Boats

Hydrasports Custom Boats Unveils Their Suenos 53′





” HydraSports Custom is unveiling 53’ Sueños, the world’s largest, outboard powered, center console at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2015.”






” The most common question has been, “Why such a large boat?”  The answer is simple according to Elias De La Torre III, CEO of HydraSports Custom boats, “We’ve sold 140 of the 42’ center consoles and our boat owners have requested a larger boat to move into.”  After extensive market research and input from current HydraSports boat owners it seemed the market was finally ready. “







” As with all HydraSports Custom boats, 53’ Sueños, will have very limited production.  The plan is to build no more than 12 of these boats per year for world-wide distribution via a network of factory direct test centers.”









” This boat features Advanced Combat Craft Construction leveraging two million dollars of US Navy funded research for their Advanced Combatant Craft.  Developed by Structural Composites this technology has won numerous awards including three Congressional Medals of Merit.”





The specs are just as impressive as the photos …




” LENGTH  52′ 11″
BEAM  13′ 
   We are particularly impressed with the “No Max Horsepower Rating” , meaning that as of now there is no combination of outboards manufactured that this boat cannot accommodate . Wow . Thousand gallon fuel capacity … Wow 
   This boat sets a new gold standard in center console fishing machines , from the flatscreen TV to the granite countertops the interior is not something one would expect on your normal fishing boat . Go to Hydrasports’ page for much more info and picture of this ground-breaking center console yacht . 

    Additional info on this massive open ride can be found at the following links:


The World’s Largest Center Console: Hydra-Sports 53 Suenos

Hydrasports Custom Announces The 53’ Sueños

Innovation, Opulence Highlight South Florida Boat Show

HydraSports Custom To Unveil 53′ Suenos

Hydrasports’ Fishing Boat Receives MIL-TOUGH Rating














A US Navy Warship, Yours For $180,000






” This is the Sea Slice, a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), and the coolest craft a civilian can buy. No one else in Monaco, or even Lake Havasu will have one. For a craft that cost $15 million in the late 90s, it’s a steal.

  When Lockheed Martin (of SR-71 Blackbird fame) finished designing and building, the US Navy launched the Sea Slice in 1996, built to dart around lakes and near-shore water bodies.

  The design is a descendent of the small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) class of ship. Regular SWATHs have two cylindrical pontoons for hulls, both of which sit below the water’s surface. That way, it avoids the speed- and stability-sapping waves on the surface. The Sea Slice here has four shortened teardrop-shaped hulls in total — two on each side, in lines behind each other. That design reduces drag even more, and reduces the wake.”


Popular Mechanics












Volvo Ocean Race: Shipwrecked Team Vestas Wind Rescued







” A shipwrecked crew have been rescued from shark-inhabited waters during the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.

  The nine-man Team Vestas Wind crew were stranded after crashing on a remote coral reef, before being picked up by a Coast Guard boat and taken to Mauritius.

  Shore crew chief Neil Cox, said: “We’ve had nine guys sitting on a sand pit in the middle of the Indian Ocean.”






” ” The Coast Guard was asking me to warn the guys that the reef is riddled full of sharks and barracuda.”

  The seven-strong fleet was making its way from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi – the second stage of the nine-leg race. The leading teams are due to complete the 5,185 nautical mile route and arrive in the United Arab Emirates capital around 13 December. “


Read more at BBC Sports











Kibo Interior & Exterior Photos



Photo: Our new look magazine cover! The October issue. Available on shelves Thursday.
Pic credit: www.marchantandgonta.com





266.40ft | Abeking & Rasmussen | 2014

” The 266.40ft Custom motor yacht motor yacht ‘Kibo’ was built by Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany at their Lemwerder shipyard , she was delivered to her owner in 2014. Terence Disdale is responsible for her beautiful exterior and interior design.”




Construction & Dimensions

” Kibo features a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to Lloyds Register classification society rules.”










  1. Length 266.40ft /81.2m
    Builder Abeking & Rasmussen
    Exterior Designer Terence Disdale
    Interior Design Terence Disdale
    Built | Refit 2014
    Model Custom
    Beam 41.34ft /12.6m
    Gross Tonnage 2350 Tonnes
    Draft 10.99ft /3.35m
    Crusing Speed 12 Knots
    Top Speed 16 Knots























25 Great Center-Console Boats Over 30 Feet


” This is the age of the super-sized center console. Based on big, beamy hulls and boasting plenty of power – usually in the form of multiple V-6 or V-8 outboards – these offshore fishing machines are suitable for a wide range of angling pursuits – from sailfish to swordfish, kingfish to cobia, tuna to tarpon and more.

  What defines a big center-console fishing boat? We think 30-something-plus feet LOA (length overall) serves as the benchmark, though today you’ll certainly find multiple boats over 40 feet in this genre. And there are some spectacular models – not just because of their size, but also because of their great designs, features and style.

  We’ve scoured the market to find today’s top models, great center-console boats that have earned the respect of serious offshore anglers. So if you are looking for a new blue-water boat, start your search here with 25 Great Center-Console Boats Over 30 Feet. (Listed alphabetically by manufacturer.)

  Check out our other galleries on great saltwater fishing boats, including 25 of the Top Inshore Center Consoles, 25 of the Decade’s Top Boats, and 25 Dream Boats. “




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” The EdgeWater 318CC continues to be a favorite among saltwater anglers. This center-console boat’s 10-foot, 2-inch beam offers plenty of fishing space for you and your crew without feeling crowded. The unsinkable design of EdgeWater’s SPI (Single Piece Infusion) all-composite construction enables a safer, stronger and well-performing hull. 

  The outboard-powered 318CC features a 28-gallon livewell and two fish lockers – one forward and one aft that can double as a livewell. It also offers tackle storage in the leaning post and rod holders aplenty. Rated for 700 hp and boasting 300-gallon fuel capacity, the 318CC has the power and range to fish far offshore and return you safely.”



See the others including entries from Contender , Hydra-Sports , Everglades , Intrepid and much more …












Detroit Gold Cup – U-9 Team Red Dot/Spirit of Qatar – Blow Over 7/12





Published on Jul 12, 2014

” Jon Zimmerman suffered a blow over accident in the late afternoon of Saturday, July 12 at the Detroit Gold Cup races. “











Multimillion-Dollar Yacht Sinks After Launching In Washington







” A new, multimillion-dollar yacht capsized when it was launched in Anacortes, Washington, dumping six people into the water.

  Wade Benda, the yacht’s mechanic, was on board the vessel Sunday after he and a team spent nearly three years building the boat when it suddenly flipped over.

  The crew was reportedly going to deliver the yacht to its new owner when the maiden voyage went terribly wrong.”


ABC News














World’s Largest James Bond Car Collection For Sale



” While a license to kill is hard to come by, the next best thing would surely be owning one of the many amazing cars driven by James Bond in the 23 films he’s been featured in since 1962.

  Why settle for one car though? The Daily Express reports that the world’s largest collection of James Bond vehicles is up for sale, and the owner–real-estate mogul Michael Dezer–insists that it be bought as one lot. The asking price is 20 million pounds, or about $33 million at current exchange rates.”

  The collection includes 59 vehicles, from a Fairey Huntress boat used in 1963’s From Russia With Love to an Audi A5 and Land Rover Defender used in the opening car chase of the most recent Bond movie, Skyfall.”





” Land Rover (Casino Royale) 


Russian T55 tank (Goldeneye) 




Cagiva motorcycle (Goldeneye) 

Lotus Esprit Turbo white (For Your Eyes Only) 

Aston Martin DB5 with gadgets (Man from Uncle George Lazenby) 

BSA Lightening motorcycle (Thunderball) 

Aston Martin DBS (OHMSS) 

Toyota 2000GT (You Only Live Twice) Not used in film.

Triumph Stag (Diamonds are Forever) 

Jaguar XKR (Die Another Day) 

BMW 750il (Tomorrow Never Dies) 

BMW R1200 motorcycle (Tomorrow Never Dies) 
Aston Martin V8 with skis (The Living Daylights)

Lotus Esprit Turbo bronze with skis(For Your Eyes Only) 

Lotus Esprit S1 (The Spy who Loved Me) 

Aston Martin V8 (The Living Daylights) 

Aston Martin DB5 (Goldeneye) 

Lotus Esprit (Spare for parts) 

Helicopter shell (The Spy Who Loved Me) Not used in film.
Lotus Esprit Submarine (The Spy Who Loved me) 




Aston Martin Vanquish (Die Another day) 

Fairey Huntress (From Russia With Love) 

Cagiva motorcycle (Goldeneye) 

Parahawk & figure (The World is Not Enough) Skidoo (Die Another Day ) 

Q Boat (The World in Not Enough) 

Road version Hovercraft (Die Another day) 


Glastron GT150 (Live and Let Die) 




Alfa Romeo 159 (Quantum of Solace) 

Wetbikes x 2 (The Spy Who Loved Me) 

TUK TUK Taxi (Octopussy) 

Kawasaki Z900 & sidecar (The Spy Who loved Me) 

Renault 11 half car (A View to Kill) 


Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Diamonds are Forever) 




BMW Motorcycle (Tomorrow Never Dies) 

GP Beach Buggy (For Your Eyes Only) 

TUK TUK Taxi (Octopusy) 

Speedboat (Live and Let Die) 

Litte Nellie Autogiro (You Only Live Twice) Not used in film 


Dragon tank (Dr No) 




Replica Mini Bede Jet (Octopussy) 

Gaz Volga (Goldeneye) 

Mini Citroen 2CV (For Your Eyes Only) 

Yellow 2CV (For Your Eyes Only) 

Replica Yellow 2CV (For Your Eyes Only) 

Replica AMC Hornet (The Man with the Golden Gun) Not used in film 

MP Lafer (Moonraker) Not used in film 

BMW Z8 (The World is Not Enough) 

Q Boat (The World is Not Enough) hull 

Renault 11 Taxi (A View to Kill) 

Rolls Royce Sedanca de Ville (Goldfinger) Not used in film 

Ford Thunderbird (Die Another Day) Not used in film 

Land Rover (Skyfall) 

Lada Riva (The World is Not Enough) 

Lockheed Jetstar Jet(Goldfinger) Not used in film 

Land Rover (Skyfall) 

Audi A5 (Skyfall) 

Lotus Mould (The Spy Who Loved Me) 

Reef Ranger Mini submarine (Licence to Kill)”











Choose Your Weapon (41 HQ Photos)




A little Barrett action is always welcome …


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Then there’s boats … we love boats …


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And then there’s those times when you just need to reach out and touch someone …


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Did we mention we love boats ?


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See the other 37 photos at the Brigade









Jeff Burton 46′ Boat Construction Time Lapse 






Uploaded on Feb 17, 2011

” NASCAR driver Jeff Burton’s 46′ custom boat being built by Jarrett Bay Boatworks. This video covers the entire 1 year build process from January 2010 – 2011. http://www.jarrettbay.com/jeff-burton “









Viking 92 Convertible




” Not so long ago, many experienced tournament skippers and anglers felt a boat over 70 feet was on the cusp of being too large to effectively compete on the tournament trail. But the Viking 74 Convertible launched in May 2004 proved differently. Fast forward to the fall 2008 when the launch of our 82 Convertible continued the upward trend demonstrating beyond any doubt that Viking hit another grand slam with its then new flagship. Now we approach the threshold of another amazing achievement, the Viking 92 Convertible, as we continue to lead the industry with new product and unrivaled innovation. Scheduled for a spring launch in 2014, the Viking 92 Convertible will be available in Open Bridge and Enclosed Bridge configurations.” 



” The yacht’s interior is a showpiece of elegance and luxury. The 23-foot beam not only opens the salon but transforms it into a majestic living room with built-in furniture and plush appointments like a 60-inch flat screen television that rises on a lift out of the teak cabinetry. An L-shape island in the galley complements the work area and all countertops feature custom selected granite. A pair of walk-in pantries and a full day head are forward and characterize an excellent use of space. Nearby, a formal dining area accommodates eight guests.”





” The 92 Convertible has six staterooms, each with its own private head and shower. The full beam master suite features a king size walk around bed, a walk-in closet, a dressing table, and his and her private facilities. Crew quarters are aft with access from the cockpit. The full beam area includes a head with a shower, a small galley area, and upper and lower berths in a private cabin.”





” Propulsion choices include offerings by Caterpillar and MTU. The communication, navigation and entertainment electronic package will be designed and installed by Viking sister company, Atlantic Marine Electronics. The first Open Bridge boat will have a tuna tower designed and fabricated by Palm Beach Towers, another Viking subsidiary. Selecting our subsidiaries for standard and optional accessories allows us to deliver the 92 Convertible turnkey ready.”





Length Overall (LOA): 93′ 4″ (28.45 m)
Beam: 23′ 5″ (7.03 m)
Draft: 5′ 10″ (1.77 m)
Gross Weight*: 195,000 lbs. (88,450 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 4,000 gals. (15,141 l)
Water Capacity: 450 gals. (1,703 l)
Cockpit Area:  ()
* Standard Fuel Load


Prefer an enclosed bridge ? Here are the floor plans for that model .




Here is the salon layout for the enclosed bridge model.





Order yours today …





The 210IS Is A Good Value In A Versatile Size That Offers Remarkable Fuel Efficiency To Stretch Your Angling Budget



” If you plan to fish mainly bays and other protected waters — with an occasional run off the beach when the weather’s decent — EdgeWater Boats’ new 210IS might prove the ideal angling platform for you. I put this bay boat through its paces last winter on choppy South Florida waters, and found it remarkably roomy, smooth riding and fuel efficient, an important consideration as gas prices continue to climb.


Yamaha’s compact new F200 ­four-cylinder outboard on my test boat propelled the 210IS to plane in a snappy 4 seconds; it accelerated to 30 mph in 6 seconds. At 6,000 rpm, I found a top speed of 48.4 mph with a full tank of gas and three people aboard. Even more impressive was the fuel efficiency — a pleasing 5 mpg at 3,500 rpm and 25.5 mph during my test. That translates to a range of 275 miles, enough for a couple of days of fishing.

The 210IS rode smooth and dry over the one- to two-foot seas on test day. I was surprised by the gentle landings after launching off some big wakes at speed. In lateral maneuvers, I found the hull tracked well, provided I trimmed the motor down. My test boat featured the optional Lenco trim tabs, but the 210IS needs little tab to run well; the tabs are there primarily to level out unbalanced side-to-side loads.

A sturdy, comfortably ­upholstered leaning post — with a cooler below — offers room for the helmsman and co-pilot to lean back and brace ­themselves while under way.”











Three Beauties

Hatteras Yachts


Just because …

Guy Harvey




” So clear the boats appear to be floating on air! Cala Macarella Beach, Menorca Island, Spain. (Photo Credit: Unknown)” 







ACY 90 C’est La Vie



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” As we pulled in the last of the lines that tethered us to our slip at the south dock of Palm Beach’s Sailfish Marina, someone watching from the quay as C’est La Vie’s captain began sliding the big boat out into the channel and free of the land smiled and said, “Have a nice flight.” Within minutes of clearing the inlet, and with the calm open ocean before us, it was quite evident what that remark meant.”



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” The bow of the 90-foot C’est La Vie, the latest build from Dominick Lacombe’s Stuart, Florida-based American Custom Yachts (ACY), rose a bit at first, and then I heard the turbochargers kick in. The big boat lifted herself out of the water as the engines spooled up past 1,100 rpm, past 1,500, and then settled in at 1,750. And just like that, displacing some 190,000 pounds, she was flirting with 39 knots and flying across the relatively calm water off Palm Beach Inlet. At 1,950 rpm, we hit just under 42 knots, and the boat finally topped out at 44.6 knots while turning 2,100 rpm. “








I Want Thaaaat (55 Photos)






Another Teaser










Building a Bayliss – Part 1


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Boat Building Gallery: Bayliss Boatworks

” Bayliss Boatworks’ 84′ Orion is currently in the shed. This project started in April 2011, and we have pictures captured from the very beginning. View the highlights, like hull flips and engine and cabin installations, from this starting hull jig to present.” (51 pictures)




And Part 2


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Building a Bayliss – Part 2

” We have been following Bayliss Boatworks’ construction of their 84’ Orion for a while now. They started working on her back in April of 2011. She has come a long way since our first gallery.”

Outside – February 2012



Bayliss Boatworks




A Stroll Down Collins Avenue During the 2013 Miami International Boat Show


Seventy One Pictures


SeaHunter Boat Drop

Watch As A New Boat Is Dropped 20 Feet Then Sea-Trialed — And That’s Just The Beginning!

Southport 29 CC




” As we motored toward the Kennebec Tavern & Marina in Bath, Maine, I could see the Southport 29 on the outside dock, tugging gently at its lines. The rich, maroon hull against the searing white of the deck and console gave it a crisp, regal look in the mid-August sun.I was not surprised at all to step aboard and see that quality carried through the design and layout of this yacht-like fishing machine. And I was pleased to know I’d be fishing from and around this new center-console for the next three days to generate a photo gallery and upcoming 2013 feature article about Northeast sharking. “




 ” Between trips offshore on flat-calm seas and treks up the Kennebec River to plumb cooler depths for stripers, I was able to wrestle the helm away from my fellow anglers long enough to tick off the items on my boat-test checklist.
Time to plane: Depending upon whether I ran into the tide or with it, my measurements ranged from 3.8 to 4.6 seconds, for an average of 4.2 seconds. The boat, powered by twin Yamaha 300s, carried three adults, 170 gallons of fuel, tackle and gear. “

Why Boats And Fish  , Of Course 







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The Incredible Flying Yacht