Recreational fishing includes more than canoes and dinghies. Our yacht insurance specialists have witnessed the shift from utilitarian to luxury sportfishing vessels. Today, you can find functionality and performance in several sleek sportfishing yachts.
Whether you’re a fan of catch and release, fish for the feast at the end of the day, or focus on big game like tuna or marlin, here are three sportfishing yachts you are bound to enjoy.
The Carolina-built 41 Custom Caroline Edition by Albemarle Boats:
This powerful yacht boasts many thoughtful details for recreational fishing enthusiasts, including:
- ample storage for all of your tackle and fishing gear
- removable in-deck cockpit fish box
- flush-mounted fishing rod holders
- transom fishbox
- cleverly designed livewell and bait freezer that doubles as footrests for seating in the mezzanine
Want to fry up some fresh fish onboard? The beautifully appointed galley kitchen has a two-burner stove as well as a convection oven. In addition to the forward stateroom with its queen-sized berth, the dinette on the starboard side converts to a double bunk (plus a Pullman feature can provide a fifth bunk if required).
The 86-foot Jim Smith Sportfish built-in Florida:
The Jim Smith Sportfish is a vessel built for speed (cruising speed of 30 knots at 1,600 rpm) as well as pleasure. Reviews say it handles well and laud the beautiful design of the cockpit, galley, and staterooms. Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate the tackle center with an ice-dump box under it on the starboard side of the mezzanine and the in-deck livewell and an insulated transom livewell. After a day of fishing and cruising, everyone will sleep well. This 86′ Sportfish boasts a master bedroom, VIP stateroom, and a starboard-side stateroom with two twin beds and a trundle bed. That’s not all! There are two more staterooms at the bow, each with two bunks. (With all these high-end extras, you can see why yacht insurance is essential!)
Are you looking for more luxury? Check out the gorgeous custom sportfishing options by Trinity Yachts. They are highly praised Mary P sportfish yacht measures over 120 feet in length and boasts sonar and luxury amenities, including a comfortable lounge, bar, and formal dining area. This custom fishing yacht sleeps up to eight guests and three crew. Her twin diesel engines allow her to reach a top speed of 25 knots.
Are you shopping for a new fishing yacht? Contact the yacht insurance professionals at Global Marine Insurance for the most competitive quotes from the top-ranked marine insurance carriers.