5 Can't-Miss Sportfish Yachts At The Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

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The 57th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is undoubtedly the largest in-water boat show in the world showcasing hundreds of spectacular sportfish yachts and motor yachts alike. Just like years prior, HMY Yacht Sales is proud to be bringing an unmatched presence to FLIBS 2016 with over 80 new and brokerage yachts on display. As leaders in the industry, HMY Yachts represents some of the finest brokerage yachts on the market today. We have reviewed five of our many outstanding sportfish vessels that are currently available for sale and you can expect to see them at the upcoming show November 3-7. 

1. Chagos 2013 95' Ocean Voyager

95' Ocean Voyager

This yacht is neither a sportfish nor a motor yacht, but so much more. Chagos, a 95’ expedition-style yacht, was meticulously custom-built in the U.S.  to act as a mothership or "home base" for additional smaller fishing boats, which she is fully equipped to launch and retrieve. This 2013 Ocean Voyager is absolutely a sportfishing enthusiasts dream. Imagine journeying to some of the most exciting fishing destinations in the world from Africa to Bermuda and anywhere in between...Chagos will take you there for experiences of a lifetime. The hull design on Chagos was based off of a proven commercial fishing boat design to provide an efficient long range, low maintenance, a high degree of reliability and unmatched comfort while traveling. This 95 footer can be handled by a knowledgeable owner/operator, an experienced couple or even a small crew if desired. From the design to the outfitting and furnishing, the clean concept onboard Chagos is a focus on being easy to maintain.

Her layout features three guest cabins below decks, 3 heads, a fourth cabin/captain’s stateroom on the main deck and a fifth stateroom with crew bunks forward. There is also a crew lounge on the main deck. Chagos comes prepared to chase fish with a custom built flats boat and tons of space for tenders and water toys of all kinds. She is outfitted with a Palfinger “knuckle” style commercial crane capable of launching the flats boat from either side of the ship.

She is powered by two Cummins NT855 6 cylinder 350 hp @1800 RPM water cooled via heat exchanger/ wet exhaust, mechanical engines with engine room and pilot house mechanical gauges. Other notable features on the 95' Ocean Voyager are her two 30 KW KUBOTA generators, keel cooled, wet exhaust as well as two 5-ton air cooled Carrier HVAC units, one dedicated to the lower deck and the other for the main deck and pilothouse.

2. Sneaker 2008 77' Hatteras Yachts Enclosed Bridge

77 Hatteras Yachts

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This 2008 '77 Hatteras Yachts Enclosed Bridge is a fishing machine, ready to take you to new depths while on the hunt for big-game. Sneaker has been professionally maintained and comes completely equipped to take you to any sport fishing destination. She features a stunning yet aggressive profile and award winning design throughout. Upon entering her upscale interior, you’ll notice the gorgeous gloss Cherrywood trimming and an excellent layout. A generously sized salon includes a plush L-shaped sofa with underneath rod storage and a custom made coffee table to starboard. A convenient day head can be found to port along with a wine cooler, entertainment center with 46” TV and a curved stairway leading to the flybridge.

Forward and to port is the well-appointed U-shaped galley featuring granite countertops and Amtico flooring. To starboard is a large U-shaped dinette with granite table and storage below. A 32” TV built forward of the dinette puts the finishing touches on this space. This boat is totally prepared for long distance cruising as you’ll find two large, air conditioned walk-in pantries, plenty of storage shelves and two Frigid-Rigid freezers. Sleeping accommodations include four ensuite staterooms and a crew cabin. The master stateroom is located centerline in the vessel and features a full beam. The enclosed flybridge, which can be accessed from the salon, is another exceptional space on board this 77 Hatteras. Plenty of seating allows guests to comfortably sit up top with the captain, making for a sociable journey.

Making your way to the business end of this 2008 77 Hatteras you'll find the 192 square foot cockpit. This yacht is well-equipped to help you land whatever fish you set your sights on with features like a teak fighting chair and offset pedestal, tackle center and floor mounted refrigerated fish-box. Your spectators can enjoy the show from the comfort of upgraded mezzanine seating with a cold beverage from the easy access drinkbox.

3. Sweet Tuna 82' Viking Yachts Convertible 

82 Viking Yachts

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Sweet Tuna is a sleek and sophisticated turn key ready 2013 82' Viking Yachts Open Bridge Convertible just waiting for your next blue water adventure. In every way possible, this gorgeous vessel demonstrates how the Viking Yacht Company has absolutely perfected the right balance of power and luxury in a fishing machine. Sweet Tuna features an aggressively raked profile that turns heads near and far as she cuts through the waters. Matching her exterior prowess is a phenomenal interior with a fantastic five stateroom layout. As you enter the main deck you'll find tons of room to unwind in the air conditioned salon after a successful day of fishing. The living space on the 82' Viking was so well executed that it feels like you are on a much larger motor yacht. The forward starboard galley boasts a walk around island with 3 bar stools, all under counter refrigeration, concealed sliding and door storage, full appliance package including 4 burner cooktop, compactor, microwave/convection oven, disposal, and dish washer. Forward to port you'll find the dinette and entertainment center with 50” pop up TV. Additional seating and large coffee/cocktail table complete this luxurious salon area.

Below decks, the luxurious staterooms consist of a full beam master suite aft, a centerline queen berth forward, two guest suites amidships (port with a queen berth and starboard with twin lower berths) and an upper and lower berth cabin to port. Each suite features a private head with stall shower, and each stateroom has a TV. Not only will your Sweet Tuna guests have an unforgettable trip, they will also sleep in total comfort during their stay. Up on the flybridge where 360 views allow excellent visibility you are well-equipped with a freezer box, refrigerated drink box, 3-sided enclosure, recessed electronics boxes, teak helm pod, Ultra Leather buckskin bench seats, and 3 Release Trillion series helm chairs with Ultra leather buckskin. Now, down to the all-important 255 square-foot cockpit where all the action is going to happen. You are totally rigged for serious fishing on Sweet Tuna, with equipment like Palm Beach Towers tuna tower, Blue Water fighting chair, 50’ Pipe Welders 4X outriggers with large solid aft bar and Hydro system, center rigger, 8 rod holders on aft bridge rail, 6 rod holder on aft tower legs, MIYA EPOCH US 9 electric teaser reels, trolling valves, live well in cockpit sole, transom door with gate and transom fishbox (plumbed as live well), fresh & salt water wash downs, in deck fish box with split lid, tackle center, cockpit freezers in mezzanine seat and step.

The power package on Sweet Tuna consists of twin MTU 2600 HP M94 diesel engines with 994 hours (7/16) and an extended warranty until January 2020 or 4000 hours. This yacht also comes complete with a Seakeeper Inc. gyro stabilizer.

 4. Boomer 2005 76' Whiticar Enclosed Bridge 

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Boomer is an exceptional, custom-built 2005 76' Whiticar Boatworks sportfish that is capable of taking you fishing anywhere your heart desires. Everything about this sportfish represents the best in fishing equipment and luxury accommodations. Each component and system in the 76' yacht was carefully scrutinized for safety, reliability, and last but certainly not least, fishability. Boomer is one of the best riding boats in her class with a 30 knot cruise speed and MTU engines that were just serviced in October 2015. This boat is a must-see at FLIBS and as a true one-of-a-kind Whiticar, you won’t be disappointed with what you see. 

The layout of this 76' Whiticar was masterfully planned to maximize all the space on board resulting in a very comfortable arrangement through and through. The salon is generously sized with teak and holly sole throughout. A wrap around sofa allows for relaxation with ample rod storage underneath and a beautiful high\low table in the center. To starboard there are two additional chairs and for your entertainment, the salon is completed by a 42" pop up Plasma TV. The spacious galley features high-quality appliances as well as a bar and table for four starboard. A list of highlight items include a Meile dishwasher, 2 custom refrigerators, Corian countertops, a full oven and cook top, GE microwave, coffee center, ice machine, and double sink. Below decks the companion way is curved to give privacy to the ensuite master stateroom. Additional sleeping quarters include an ensuite port VIP guestroom and a crew cabin with room for two. 

Boomer's enclosed flybridge features custom wrap around windows, 3 Stidd captain's chairs and L-shaped seating with storage below. Additionally, the bridge offers a chart table with storage, roll-up chart compartment and sink. It has two sets of single lever controls with varnished pods; one forward and the other on the rear deck with electric window, which gives you the feel of fishing an open bridge boat. The electronics are set in the dash and wrap around you as you drive this beauty. There is also a drop down TV. 

The expertly designed teak cockpit is all about fishability and features raised mezzanine seating. The cockpit is definitely outfitted with everything you need for a day of angling action such as 2 cockpit freezers, a Release Marine fighting chair, transom door, tackle center, oversized fish box, large live well, fish winch and much more. Other notable features on board Boomer are her recently added Seakeeper Inc., gyro, and two new fuel tanks with crossover 725 gallons each.

5. No Vacancy 2011 44' R&R Boatworks

44 R&R Boatworks

No Vacancy is a pristine 2011 44' R&R Boatworks sportfish loaded with an array of awesome features. In the interior of main deck, the salon which boasts bookmatched teak joiner work throughout, provides a comfortable place to relax indoors. There is a four person dinette perfect for meal time in addition to an entertainment center with Samsung TV. The galley features granite countertops, honeycomb light weight backing, Sub Zero drawer style refrigerator, Sub Zero drawer style freezer with ice maker, stainless steel undermount sink and ample storage. You'll also find an oversized tackle room to port as well as a washer & dryer to starboard. Your below decks sleeping arrangements consist of a master stateroom and guest stateroom with upper and lower berths. Both cabins share one head. 

No Vacancy's flybridge has helm air conditioning, a molded hard top, port and starboard bench seats with storage inside, and Bluewater teak helm chairs with 4" pedestal. The teak cockpit on the 44' R&R invites you to do some serious fishing. You'll find mezzanine seating with air conditioning, a stainless lined bait freezer, stainless lined refrigerated drink box, insulated bait box, 2 live bait wells in mezzanine steps, 1 in-deck live bait well, plenty of tackle storage, starboard side under floor mounted fish box and much more.

We hope to see you on the docks at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show! Contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our yacht specialists. 


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