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Meet Black Shadow, A 2007 Sea Force IX 81 Custom Sportfish

Posted on: by Kimberly Smith

2007 Sea Force IX Black Shadow pictured in-water

Custom built by her current owners for long distance marlin fishing trips, the Black Shadow, a 2007 Sea Force IX 81' Enclosed Bridge, is a stunning example of a lean, mean fishing machine with a luxurious interior specifically designed for comfortable cruising. Offering her next owner outstanding value in a custom made vessel, the Black Shadow is a lightly used sportfisherman with just 1850 original engine hours. Since day one, this vessel has been maintained to the highest levels by a professional crew and she is offered for sale at a fraction of replacement cost. Currently located in North Palm Beach, this pristine custom yacht is a definite must-see.

For more information on The Black Shadow, contact listing agent David Meyer

From the moment you step into the inviting salon, the spaciousness and sophistication on board this 81' vessel is immediately apparent. Throughout her plush interior, Black Shadow features gorgeous European Cherry joinery work which is abundant but not at all overpowering. The salon has been ideally set up to be a very sociable area with an L-shaped leather sofa to port that includes easy access storage beneath, a custom electric sliding and adjustable coffee table, glass storage area, walk in bar area and three bar stools covered in ostrich skin with polished stainless pedestals. An incredible entertainment center offers guests ample entertainment options with features such as a Sony DA-5200ES stereo receiver 60" pop up Pioneer Elite TV, 40" Sony flat screen TV for cockpit viewing, surround sound, Sea 157 VHF radio and MX-980 simple remote for TV and entertainment system. The salon goes on to seamlessly blend into the galley and five person dinette area which features sleek black granite countertops, ample amounts of working space and all the conveniences needed to flawlessly prepare meals while at sea. 

An open, spiral staircase in the salon leads up to the well-appointed enclosed flybridge. Here you will find the centerline helm station which features four individual forward facing helm chairs covered in leather with armrests, mounted on European Cherry wood credenzas with drawer storage below. Practically doubling as a skylounge the flybridge offers guests ample seating, custom wood cocktail table with polished chrome pedestal, dual overhead rod storage lockers, a wet bar with ice maker, 40" TV and last but certainly not least, views for days. Access to the American Bausch full tuna tower is made from the flybridge aft station. The flybridge, aft deck and tuna tower contain an extensive electronics package used at all stations.

Heading below deck through the spacious starboard companionway, Black Shadow offers guests very comfortable accommodations across three en suite staterooms. The master stateroom is located amidship and is nearly full beam. The décor is richly appointed in European Cherry wood and offers the finest fabrics. A centerline king bed awaits the owners as well as a vanity area, eight drawer credenza, his and hers hanging lockers and a fully loaded entertainment center. The port guest stateroom is just forward of the master and features side by side twin berths separated by a movable end table. When table is removed berths can be converted to a king. The VIP stateroom is located centerline and is forward in the vessel. This stateroom is richly appointed with a king size berth an tons of storage throughout. The captain and crew stateroom is located just forward of the engine room and can be accessed by either the engine room or main companionway. The stateroom features a split design with private captain's stateroom to port and crew bunks to starboard. The common area between berths contains a laundry area as well as head and shower. Access from companionway is via a sliding pocket door and from the engine room, a water tight sealed door. Once inside the engine room, you'll find twin MTU 16V2000 M93, 2400hp engines with 1850 hours as well as twin Northern Lights 40kw generators, with 1500 hours to port and starboard. 

When fishing is on the day's agenda, Black Shadow's teak cockpit is rigged and ready to go. Featuring a raised mezzanine seating deck with A/C vents and port and starboard drink boxes with varnished lids, spectators can watch the action unfold in utmost comfort. Fishing equipment includes port and starboard removable fish boxes, walkthrough tuna door, a transom fishbox, port and starboard tackle lockers with drawer storage, DC electric reel outlets to port and starboard, clearing rod holders mounted on tower legs, Bluewater fighting chair with offset station and Bluewater teak rocket launcher.


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