First Look at the Shearline 58

A sneak peek photo gallery of Good Vibes

Classic Carolina lines blend seamlessly to create a beautiful profile.Courtesy Shearline Boatworks / Marc Montocchio

Growing up on Florida’s Merritt Island, Barry Schiedel developed a successful offshore charter fishing business with his wife Beth, daughter Brandie, and sons Ryan, Kyle and Cory. They enjoy tuna fishing, chasing and catching big yellowfins on the eastern side of the Gulf Stream, and needed a boat customized to suit their needs, with fish capacity, plenty of refrigeration, speed and comfort. The Schiedels found their answer when they approached Chip King, president of Shearline Boatworks in Morehead City, North Carolina. King simply said, “Tell us what you want, and we’ll build it.” The result is Good Vibes, a beautiful 58-footer from the noted custom builder.

The boat's cockpit sports an oversized transom fishbox that is also plumbed as a livewell.Courtesy Shearline Boatworks / Marc Montocchio
An L-shaped lounge with ottoman to port has plenty of storage beneath for tackle and tools.Courtesy Shearline Boatworks / Marc Montocchio
The boat's cherry interior is a mix of satin and gloss finishes with walnut inlays.Courtesy Shearline Boatworks / Marc Montocchio
A dinette to starboard makes the most of the available space, with still more storage.Courtesy Shearline Boatworks / Marc Montocchio
The staterooms feature Sunbrella covers on the mattresses. For overnight stays, the crew can use blankets or sheets, then simply throw the linens in a closet in the morning.Courtesy Shearline Boatworks / Marc Montocchio
Performance is outstanding: Good Vibes is powered by a pair of Caterpillar C18s which are an ideal match. The boat has a 30-knot cruise at 1,900 rpm drinking 80 gph.Courtesy Shearline Boatworks / Marc Montocchio
Propeller pockets, which reduce draft and shaft angle, also provided a lifting motion when accelerating.Courtesy Shearline Boatworks / Marc Montocchio