The boatbuilding industry is as strong as ever, and while new builds continue to grow ever larger in size, boats in the 60-foot range also remain very popular — we highlight eight new models from 60 to 70 feet in this year’s lineup.
Express and walkaround designs are also attractive options, especially for owner/operators who fish with family or friends on a regular basis. So whether you prefer a 90-foot battlewagon or a 45-foot express, there is a boat for you coming soon.
Expected to hit the water in early 2018, the Bertram 61 pays tribute to the classic battlewagons of the 1980s and ’90s while displaying the modern construction, advanced technology and features found in the latest generation of Bertram sport-fishers. There is a familiar look to the boat’s classic lines that is distinctly Bertram at a distance; up close, the interior features a unique salon and galley layout as well as a full-beam master suite. A pair of 1,900-horsepower Caterpillar C32 engines is expected to provide excellent performance as well.
LOA: 61’1″ | Beam: 18’3″ | Draft: 3’8″ | Displacement: 92,450 lb. | Fuel: 1,720 gal.
Water: 280 gal. | Power: Twin 1,900 hp Caterpillar C32
With a huge cockpit complete with mezzanine seating, teak deck and covering boards, the Gamefisherman 50 Express is designed to fish. The Bausch American tower and Rupp outriggers will make setting the spread a pleasure, while the rocket launcher and plumbing for dual on-deck livewells give her owners plenty of flexibility when chasing any billfish species. Belowdecks is a spacious salon and galley with owner’s stateroom forward. The Caterpillar C12.9 engines are expected to push her to a cruise speed in the mid-30-knot range, with a top end approaching 40 knots.
LOA: 50′ | Beam: 16’3″ | Draft: 4’3″ | Displacement: 45,000 lb. | Fuel: 800 gal.
Water: 200 gal. | Power: Twin 1,000 hp Caterpillar C12.9
Eurybia, Hull No. 34 from Jim Smith in Stuart, Florida, will be a 60-foot walkaround. A cold-molded hull designed by naval architect Donald Blount, combined with a pair of 1,650-horsepower MTU engines, should produce a top speed of 45 knots and a cruise of 35 knots at 1,850 rpm. Notable features include a fully air-conditioned bridge deck, joystick control with station-keeping, a full tuna tower by Palm Beach Towers and more, all in a safe and incredibly fishable walkaround design. Eurybia will debut in early 2018.
LOA: 60′ | Beam: 18’6″ | Draft: 3’6″ | Displacement: 52,000 lb. | Fuel: 1,500 gal.
Water: 350 gal. | Power: Twin 1,650 hp MTU M96
Cold Motion will hit the water in early 2018, fishing the Custom Shootout in the Bahamas before heading to Orange Beach, Alabama, where she will hunt marlin and tuna in the Gulf of Mexico. The boat will feature a three-stateroom/two-head layout with forward master suite, and will be powered by Caterpillar C32A engines, which are projected to produce a 38-knot cruise and 43-knot top end. Two 25-kilowatt generators, Seakeeper 16 gyrostabilizer, Spot Zero system and a full complement of tuna tubes are just part of the extensive list of optional equipment.
LOA: 60’4″ | Beam: 17’8″ | Draft: 4’6″ | Displacement: 65,000 lb. | Fuel: 1,600 gal.
Water: 250 gal. | Power: Twin 1,700 hp Caterpillar C32A
Expected to splash in winter 2018, the newest custom sport-fisher from Ricky Scarborough will feature a beautiful three-stateroom/three-head layout with teak interior. The boat will be topped with a full Palm Beach Towers tuna tower, while a pair of 20-kilowatt Northern Lights generators provides reliable power away from the dock. With an estimated cruising speed in the mid-30-knot range and a fuel capacity of 1,600 gallons, she has the speed and range to reach any hot bite in a hurry.
LOA: 63’6″ | Beam: 18′ | Draft: 5′ | Displacement: 85,000 lb. | Fuel: 1,600 gal.
Water: 250 gal. | Power: Twin 1,925 hp Caterpillar C32A
The four-stateroom Viking 68 Convertible is another proven bluewater performer from the New Jersey powerhouse boatbuilder. Anglers and crews will love the 176-square-foot cockpit with air-conditioned mezzanine. For the owners: a starboard master stateroom that spans nearly the full beam, thanks to a layout that places the companionway to port. Hull No. 1 sports a beautiful high-gloss walnut interior, but as with all Vikings, custom options are available. The Viking 68C is expected to debut during the 2018 Miami Yacht Show.
LOA: 68’7″ | Beam: 19’2″ | Draft: 5’5″ | Displacement: 115,306 lb. | Fuel: 2,060 gal.
Water: 344 gal. | Power: Twin 1,945 hp MTU 2000 V12 M96L (*optional)
Privateer is one of the most exceptional boats in our lineup, with a design that combines throwback styling with modern construction materials and techniques, courtesy of North Carolina’s Jarrett Bay Boatworks….