The current generation of production and custom sport-fishers is more diverse than ever. The coming year will see the reintroduction of a popular brand — Cabo Yachts — as well as a slew of new boats from builders such as Titan, Scarborough, Bayliss, Jarrett Bay and many more. Large convertibles remain popular, although express and walkaround models are also well-represented. The outlook is bright indeed.

Bayliss 78

Bayliss 78 technical drawing
North Carolina's Bayliss Boatworks has begun construction on Blue View, a new 78-footer built for current Bayliss owners who enjoy the options to travel, fish and entertain anywhere in the world. The exterior will include a full teak package, including aft bulkhead, toe rail, half-round, helm pod, dash and salon door among the primary highlights. Inside, the vessel will feature a four-stateroom, four-and-a-half-head layout with a reinvented master stateroom and a custom U-shaped salon sofa. All cabinets will be veneered in high-quality teak and paired with granite countertops. As with other Bayliss builds, a custom walk-in tackle closet, pantry and day head will add functionality for owners who want to travel far and fish hard.Courtesy Bayliss Boatworks

Specs

LOA: 78'
Beam: 21'8"
Draft: 5'10"
Disp.: 150,000 lb.
Fuel: 2,700 gal.
Water: 450 gal.
Power: Twin 2,600 hp MTU 16V 2000 M96L

Cabo 41

Cabo 41 yacht rendering
The Cabo Yachts brand returns to the sport-fishing world with a signature line of easy-to-own, durable fishing machines, starting with the Cabo 41 Express. Designed to offer a great ride in rough seas, the updated Cabo also features over 6 feet of headroom belowdecks, as well as a large helm deck with ample seating and storage. With the boat’s optional power — a pair of 725 hp Volvo D11 diesel engines — the Cabo 41 is expected to cruise at 30 knots and offer a top-end of 35 knots.Courtesy Cabo Yachts

Specs

LOA: 42'10"
Beam: 15'9"
Draft: 3'5"
Disp.: 31,000 lb.
Fuel: 550 gal.
Water: 95 gal.
Power: Twin 725 hp Volvo D11 (*optional)

Maverick 45

Maverick 45 rendering
Updating the classic lines of the 42- and 43-footers from Maverick Yachts in Costa Rica, the 45 will include full teak in the cockpit, covering boards and interior decks, as well as the ease of maintenance and no-nonsense layout these boats are known for. The rock-solid cold-molded hulls are proven fish-raisers too. The updated interior layout will sleep six adults in air-conditioned comfort, perfect for overnight trips to the Costa Rican seamounts.Courtesy Maverick Yachts

Specs

LOA: 45'
Beam: 15'2"
Draft: 4'2"
Disp.: 38,000 lb.
Fuel: 700 gal.
Water: 75 gal.
Power: Twin 705 hp Cummins QSM11 or 650 hp Caterpillar C8.7

Caison 54

Caison 54 rendering
The latest from North Carolina's Caison Yachts, Snafu is a 54-footer that is designed to chase marlin off the coast of Kona, Hawaii, specifically targeting the offshore seamounts that are seldom fished because of the distance and conditions. The boat will be equipped with a pair of Caterpillar C18 engines that will push Snafu to 38 knots wide-open, with a comfortable 30-knot cruise. The layout will be uniquely designed for those overnight adventures, and will have all the necessary fishing amenities, including a pair of 20 kW generators, an Eskimo ice chipper and a Seakeeper 9 gyrostabilizer.Courtesy Caison Yachts

Specs

LOA: 54'
Beam: 17'
Draft: 4'6"
Disp.: 57,000 lb.
Fuel: 1,500 gal.
Water: 200 gal.
Power: Twin 1,150 hp Caterpillar C18

Jim Smith 53

Jim Smith 53 rendering
Built for an avid, experienced fisherman, the latest build from Jim Smith Tournament Boats will be a 53-foot walkaround. It will be based in the Florida Keys and will fish extensively along the East Coast as well as in the Bahamas. The hull is cold-molded, while the topsides and other components are composite foam and glass construction, producing a boat that is light, strong and fast. The 53 is expected to cruise at 36.5 knots at 2,000 rpm, with a top speed of 43 knots.Courtesy Jim Smith Tournament Boats

Specs

LOA: 53'
Beam: 16'
Draft: 3'8"
Disp.: 43,000 lb.
Fuel: 1,000 gal.
Water: 200 gal.
Power: Twin 1,150 hp Caterpillar C18

Jarrett Bay 67

Jarrett Bay 67 rendering
Sea Wish, Hull No. 66 from Jarrett Bay Boatworks, will feature a full high-gloss teak interior, which is the perfect marriage of traditional wood with a contemporary, deep-luster varnish. A full tower and four-stateroom layout further complement the build, while twin Caterpillar C32A engines and Three60 Precision Control will provide outstanding performance and maneuverability. Optional equipment includes a pair of Seakeeper gyrostabilizers, Caterpillar 27 kW gensets, Optimus electronic power steering, a Humphree trim tab system and custom underwater exhaust.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Specs

LOA: 67'6"
Beam: 19'6"
Draft: 5'4"
Disp.: 80,000 lb.
Fuel: 2,000 gal.
Water: 200 gal.
Power: Twin 1,925 hp Caterpillar C32A

Titan 62

Titan 62 yacht rendering
The reboot of the Titan 62 is set to launch in fall 2018, building on the success of the original Titan 62’s excellent ride and efficiency. The boat’s shape has been tailored to evolve the design of the cabin and flybridge in an attractive three-stateroom, three-head layout. Propeller tunnels have been incorporated to reduce draft for transiting the shallow creeks and channels of the Florida Keys — the planned destination for this build. Roop Yacht in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was integral in the planning and facilitation of the vessel’s technical aspects and styling. Twin 1,400 hp MAN engines are expected to produce a top speed in excess of 38 knots.Courtesy Titan Yachts

Specs

LOA: 62'5"
Beam: 18'9"
Draft: 4'5"
Disp.: 78,200 lb.
Fuel: 1,900 gal.
Water: 250 gal.
Power: Twin 1,400 hp MAN 12V 1400

Viking 38 Billfish

viking yachts 38 yacht
The 38 Billfish from Viking Yacht Co. offers simplicity and ease of maintenance, serving as a ready-to-go fishing machine with reliable inboard diesel power. The boat’s impressive cockpit, measuring 109 square feet, is equipped with a laminated in-deck mounting plate for a fighting chair or rocket launcher. Additional big-boat features include in-deck insulated fish boxes, a walk-through transom door and lift gate, bait freezer with upper tray, transom fish box and live well, ample tackle storage and fresh and raw-water wash downs. The boat is also available as the 38 Open Billfish.Courtesy Viking Yacht Co.

Specs

LOA: 38'8"
Beam: 14'
Draft: 3'4"
Disp.: 30,953 lb.
Fuel: 460 gal.
Water: 69 gal.
Power: Twin 550 hp Cummins QSB6.7

Scarborough 70

Scarborough 70 yacht rendering
Waterman is the newest build from Scarborough Boatworks in Wanchese, North Carolina. The boat will feature a five-stateroom, three-head layout with a full tower and custom mezzanine in the cockpit. The bridge will showcase a large console from port to centerline, with seating forward, port and starboard. The new Waterman will be outfitted with a pair of MTU engines.Courtesy Scarborough Boatworks

Specs

LOA: 70'
Beam: 19'
Draft: 5'
Disp.: 90,000 lb.
Fuel: 2,400 gal.
Water: 400 gal.
Power: Twin 1,925 hp MTU

Spencer 77

Spencer 77 yacht rendering
Spencer Yachts is expanding its worldwide fleet with a 77-foot enclosed-flybridge sport-fisher. The design is based on the company’s proven 77-foot convertible; the team worked closely with the clients for an elegant interior design as well as innovative mechanical components. The 77’s twin MTU M96L engines will provide first-rate performance. The new Spencer will be home-ported in Japan; completion is scheduled for 2020.Courtesy Spencer Yachts

Specs

LOA: 77'
Beam: 20'
Draft: 4'10"
Disp.: 110,000 lb.
Fuel: 3,000 gal.
Water: 400 gal.
Power: Twin 2,600 hp MTU 16V 2000 M96L

Garlington 71

Garlington 71 yacht rendering
The newest from Garlington Landeweer Marine in Stuart, Florida, will be a 71-foot convertible. Highlights include a custom ice-blue hull color and plenty of customized touches, such as a 250-square-foot cockpit with built-in tuna tubes and an in-deck livewell. The teak interior will have a four-stateroom, three-head layout, including crew quarters. The twin Caterpillar C32A engines are expected to produce a cruising speed of 32 to 34 knots and a top speed over 38 knots.Courtesy Garlington Landeweer Marine

Specs

LOA: 71'
Beam: 19'9"
Draft: 5'5"
Disp.: 94,000 lb.
Fuel: 2,500 gal.
Water: 300 gal.
Power: Twin 1,900 hp Caterpillar C32A

Winter 63

Winter 63 yacht
The newest boat from Winter Custom Yachts is being custom-built for Costa Rica’s seamount fishing. The new design includes a staircase to access the bridge from the cockpit, eliminating the traditional ladder, as well as a full mezzanine with abundant storage for long-range expedition-style trips. A contemporary walnut interior with clean, crisp, light-colored accents will help to open up the interior spaces, with a master forward and dual bunk rooms sleeping three adults each. The Caterpillar power is expected to propel the Winter 63 to a top speed of 43 knots, with a 35-knot cruise.Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts

Specs

LOA: 63'3"
Beam: 18'2"
Draft: 5'
Disp.: 71,000 lb.
Fuel: 1,850 gal.
Water: 250 gal.
Power: Twin 1,700 hp Caterpillar C3

Briggs 63

Briggs 63 yacht rendering
The newest 63-footer from Briggs Boatworks was designed and built for fishing as well as long-range cruising comfort for the owner and their guests. The layout features a spacious teak salon and two staterooms with queen berths; the third stateroom will be a large tackle room. A full tower from Palm Beach Towers tops the new build. The Caterpillar C18 engines are expected to provide a 34-knot cruise and 38-knot top-end speed, and the 63 should hit the water in spring 2019.Courtesy Briggs Boatworks

Specs

LOA: 63'
Beam: 18'
Draft: 4'8"
Disp.: 68,000 lb.
Fuel: 1,800 gal.
Water: 200 gal.
Power: Twin 1,150 hp Caterpillar C18

F&S Yachts 75

F&S Yachts 75 yachts rendering
Warpath, Hull No. 29 from F&S Yachts, is a 75-footer designed to maximize offshore fishability and extended liveaboard amenities, with extensive system redundancies. F&S utilizes a variable-deadrise design with longitudinal hull steps, which results in exceptional speed, efficiency, ride and seakeeping ability. The twin 2,600 hp MTUs are expected to deliver a fully loaded cruising speed of 37 to 38 knots, with a top speed in excess of 46 knots. The four-stateroom, four-head layout features teak flooring, granite countertops, custom teak valances and a beautiful curved companionway.Courtesy F&S Yachts

Specs

LOA: 75'
Beam: 20'9"
Draft: 5'6"
Disp.: 95,000 lb.
Fuel: 2,800 gal.
Water: 400 gal.
Power: Twin 2,600 hp MTU 16V 2000 M96L