Boat Review: Sculley 77

A company that's only six years old, Sculley continues to execute ever-larger builds that set the benchmark for innovation and the use of advanced technology...

December 2, 2006

Not a year passes without some boat owner deciding that he wants to start building boats. More often than not, the new company builds one or two boats, and then has a hard time selling them because the owner builds what he likes rather than what the customer wants.

But you’ll find a few success stories as well, and of these, Sculley tops the list. A company that’s only six years old, Sculley continues to execute ever-larger builds that set the benchmark for innovation and the use of advanced technology. Sculley began its run with a 58-foot sport-fisherman. It quickly became obvious that its success with the 58 and its incredible attention to detail would attract buyers from a wider marketplace. In the last year alone, Sculley delivered a 64 and a 66 – so it was really no surprise when a well-known, veteran offshore fisherman came to Sculley with a dream for a 77-footer, built to his exact specifications.

**To create a greater strength-to-weight ratio, Sculley employs African okoume marine plywood and fiberglass mat in the cold-molding process – resulting in a lighter yet stronger vessel. All Sculley vessels start with a one-off jig for exacting hull tolerances. Once Sculley lays up the first two layers of laminate, it vacuum bags the third layer to eliminate the dimpling typically found on most cold-molded boats.


In order to improve the seaworthiness of this new 77-footer, Sculley constructed its topside structure with a resin-infused core material laid over a one-off jig, similar to the one used on the hull. The resulting weight savings above the waterline create a lower center of gravity, guaranteeing improved stability and a better ride in the roughest sea conditions.

Not only does Sculley continue its unique storage design in the bridge where you won’t find a cubic inch of dead space, but the distinctive design of the bridge for the 77 also affords all the guests a clear view of the action in the cockpit, thanks to a center-console-style helm station and perimeter seating.

Sculley’s use of dead space carries over to the interior as well. The design of the 77 suits varied applications from big-game fishing to cruising the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Together, the owner and Sculley’s design team developed a layout that both fits the boat’s use for fishing, yet also satisfies the owner’s needs for creature comforts.


Sculley continuously manufactures great fishing machines, and the new 77 promises to be as great as all past Sculley yachts.

At Sculley, the options only end with the limits of your imagination. And with more than 30 years of combined interior-design experience, you are sure to leave with a boat outfitted and planned exactly to your liking.

LOA 77′ WEIGHT 100,000 lb.
BEAM 21’9″ FUEL 2,500 gal.
DRAFT 5’6″ WATER 325 gal.
POWER T 1,675 hp Cat BASE PRICE On request
Sculley Boatbuilders Wanchese, North Carolina 252-473-6855

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