On the Drawing Board: F&S 82

A beautiful Gulf Coast-tournament contender emerges

A digital rendering of F&S Boatworks 82
A pair of 2,600 hp MTU engines are expected to deliver amazing performance once the build is completed. Courtesy F&S Boatworks

Designed to meet the specific requirements of an experienced boat owner fishing the competitive Gulf Coast tournaments, You Never Know is well underway at Delaware’s F&S Boatworks. Key features include a Palm Beach Towers hardtop, a pair of Onan 29 kW gensets, two Seakeeper 18 gyrostabilizers, fully custom wake-adapted drivetrain, high-capacity ­refrigeration/freezer units, Furuno Omni sonar, and a pressurized baitwell system with tuna tubes in multiple locations.

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The five-stateroom, five-head layout offers a large, midship-oriented master stateroom, a ­spacious VIP stateroom forward, a convertible side-by-side room, two crew rooms with engine-room access, and several customized rod and tackle storage areas. The interior wood cabinetry selection is teak, with solid wood flooring and lightweight granite countertops. Custom curved salon side glass completes the sleek F&S profile.

You Never Know is one of three 82-footers presently under construction, all for current F&S owners. F&S Boatworks utilizes a variable-deadrise hull design with longitudinal steps, which results in exceptional speed, ­efficiency, and seakeeping ability.

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State-of-the-art weight-­saving technologies are utilized throughout the build process. The twin 2,600 hp MTU engines are expected to deliver a 35-knot cruise, with a top speed in excess of 43 knots.

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