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Winter Custom Yachts 46 Photo Gallery

A first look at Uptight

May 5, 2020
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Winter Custom Yachts 46 on the water.
Uptight cuts a sharp profile against the rising sun as she heads out for sea trials. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo

Growing up in eastern North Carolina, Tim Winters always had a strong passion for boats and fishing, which eventually grew into Winter Custom Yachts, one of the fastest growing boatbuilding operations in the Southeast. The hulls are cold-molded, with multiple layers of plywood encapsulated in fiberglass or Kevlar; the bulkheads and decks are composite core infused with epoxy and fiberglass.

That’s the case with Uptight, a beautiful 46-foot walkaround with a beam of 14 feet, 2 inches and a draft of 38 inches. The walkaround design lends itself to not only function—anglers can maneuver a fish all the way around the boat—but safety as well. Crewmembers and family remain inside the boat rather than having to transit a slippery deck to access the bow. Among her features are a pair of Caterpillar C12.9 engines rated at 1,000 hp each, producing a cruising speed of 34 knots and a top end of 42 knots. At the helm there are a pair of 19-inch multifunction displays, with another full electronics suite in the tower. A 17kW Northern Lights genset supplies power away from the dock, and a custom removable livewell setup is perfect for live-baiting South Florida sailfish.

Winter Custom Yachts 46 command deck.
The command deck is comfortable and well-appointed, with custom upholstery and woodwork throughout. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo

A truly custom boutique builder, Tim Winters builds his boats with an uncompromising eye, using only the best materials and craftsmanship.

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Winter Custom Yachts 46 helm
The helm features a pair of 19-inch multifunction displays, while the engine readouts are in the overhead. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo
Winter Custom Yachts 46 mezzanine seats.
The rear-facing seats are optimally placed to watch the spread in comfort. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo
Winter Custom Yachts 46 galley entrance.
The entrance to the boat’s salon and galley belowdecks. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo
Winter Custom Yachts 46 livewells
A pair of large, removable above-deck livewells are ready for action. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo
Winter Custom Yachts 46 sea chest.
A sea chest with custom valves controls the flow of seawater inside the boat. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo
Winter Custom Yachts 46 teak-inlaid walkway.
The teak-inlaid walkway forward to the bow. Note that there are no steps as you move forward. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo


Winter Custom Yachts 46 walkways
Another look at the wide walkways from the bow. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo
Winter Custom Yachts 46 cockpit.
A Release Marine rocket launcher takes center stage in the cockpit. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo
Winter Custom Yachts 46 tower view at night.
The tower offers an excellent vantage point. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo
Winter Custom Yachts 46 salon
The salon is very functional: lounge to starboard, and the galley and head located to port. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo
Winter Custom Yachts 46 Rear view.
With her classic sweeping Carolina lines, Uptight makes an impression no matter where she goes. Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts / Fish Hunt Photo
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