Garlington 48 on the Drawing Board

A custom stunner from the famed Florida builder
A digital rendering of a Garlington sport-fishing boat on a white background.
The Garlington 48 will be powered by a pair of 850 hp MAN engines for excellent performance. Courtesy Garlington Yachts

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From the graceful sweep of the sheer to the classic lines of the hull and bridge, a Garlington is instantly recognizable. Featuring classic, elegant exteriors, matched to contemporary interiors and state-of-the-art construction techniques, this is the ethos of all Garlington Yachts.

The latest from the noted Florida boatbuilder is a 48-foot flybridge, a true gameboat with the same soft, dry ride as her larger sibling, the 61 flybridge. The new model brings the builder back full circle to where it all began with Richard Garlington’s first 48-footer, and is available as a dayboat without a rear bulkhead or with a traditional enclosed salon.

The boat’s vacuum-infused composite-­core hull and superstructure offer a lighter, stiffer package that produces a quiet, ­soft-­riding hull with outstanding impact resistance and amazing performance. The new model will feature a shallow, four-foot draft with prop pockets as well as a composite toe rail, bridge handrail and helm pod, all with a faux teak finish—genuine teak is an option.

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A Northern Lights 12-kilowatt generator will provide house power; omnidirectional sonar and a gyrostabilizer are optional, although there is a dedicated sonar pocket in the mold. Standard engines are 850 hp MANs, which are expected to provide a top end of nearly 40 knots and a cruise of 33 knots.

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