L&H Boats 43 Walk Around Sportfish On the Drawing Board

A dynamic sport-fisher with an outstanding pedigree

With a composite Kevlar and Core-Cell hull displacing 30,000 pounds, the new boat should draft only 30 inches of water.Courtesy L&H Boats

Building on the popularity of the L&H 33 Walk Around, construction is now underway on a new 43-foot Walk Around Sportfish at the popular builder’s facility in Stuart, Florida.

L&H Boats began with a ­partnership between John Meyer and Glenn Muller in 1992. The 33-footer was their concept for a dynamic fishing platform, with many of the features found in larger sport-fishers in a package small enough to be easily handled without a full-time captain. Affordability was key as well.

With those design concepts in mind, the 43 will further stretch the walkaround concept, with a composite hull constructed using Kevlar and Core-Cell. Displacing 30,000 pounds, the new boat should draft only 30 inches of water, making it perfect for exploring the Bahamas. Twin Cummins QSC diesel engines rated at 600 horsepower each will provide a cruising speed of 32 knots and a top speed of 37 knots, giving the 43 plenty of range with a 600-­gallon ­standard fuel capacity. A 12-kilowatt Northern Lights generator will provide power away from the dock.

Walkaround designs are popular due to their ability to provide 360 degrees of fishing. They are also a safe alternative for families with small children.