Top Pre-Owned Sportfish at FLIBS 2021
We round up the top ten pre-owned Sportfish listings to see at FLIBS 2021.
Completely Knots is the finest example of Viking’s Flagship Skybridge 92′ on the market today. The original owner worked closely with Viking to customize this 92′ to ensure the comfort and safety of his family, guests, and crew and in turn has created a perfect platform for fishing or luxury cruising for the entire family with amenities only offered in Mega Yachts. The enclosed bridge affords a quiet, stress-free environment for long relaxing cruises in any weather, while the skybridge gives you the fantastic views that a traditional tower offers but with easy and safe access with comfortable and ample seating to enjoy the ocean breezes. The present owner and his crew have maintained Completely Knots to the highest mechanical and cosmetic standards and she is ready to be delivered to the next fortunate owner.
Location: Hall of Fame FD 37
Marlene Sea is a stunning 80 Donzi with timeless lines and incredible sea-keeping abilities that must be experienced first-hand to be fully appreciated. Don’t let the luxurious accommodations fool you this 80’ Sport Fish was designed, and purpose-built to be a world-traveling fishing machine. Her 2400 HP MTUs push this battlewagon to speeds up to 40 Knots and with 3,100 Gallons of fuel, no destination is off-limits. Her hand-crafted joinery work is artful and gives the boat a very custom and classic feel throughout. The engine room was clearly designed for maximum space and serviceability and finished out to an ultra-high level. After a quick walkthrough and a sea trial, it’s clear Marlene Sea is the best performer and value opportunity on the market in her class!
Location: Bahia Mar CD Dock
As you walk up to Dos Rosas it’s evident of the owner’s personal attachment to this beautiful 77 Hatteras Enclosed Bridge Sportfish for the past 12 years. Immediately noticeable is the freshly painted “fighting lady” hull sides of both the tender (a 2007 16-ft Egret flats boat) and the ‘mother ship’ that carries her, as well as the cloud-white topsides painted with Awl-craft 2000 (done in 2018), attracting everyone that sees her. Then you will notice the meticulously refurbished teak cockpit with custom 5/8-inch deck boards planking and new teak covering boards (done in 2016). The real showpiece of “deck jewelry” is the custom Release fighting chair with a 3″ offset base made to fit perfectly for ample room to fish or change out the fighting chair for a cocktail table (not included) and have one of the most elegant aft decks of any motor yacht. And check out the full teak transom.
Powered by reliable 2-MTU 16V2000 engines, Dos Rosas cruises comfortably at 25 knots at 1800 RPM with a burn rate of 130 GPH and a 445-mile range. The yacht also has a hydraulic American Bow thruster for ease of docking or maneuvering around on a fish. Not bad for a 77-ft vessel with custom 5 state room/10 bed layout designed for luxurious comfort and fishability. She has a 22-foot beam with a 2- degree deadrise and prop pockets that make this hull steady as a rock and able to get up on plane with ease. Two Onan 27.5 KW generators ensure sufficient power and backup power is available, whether cruising or at anchor.
Location: Hall of Fame G Dock
75′ Merritt 1996 | Reel Janie
Reel Janie, a 75 foot Merritt thoroughbred sport fish with classic lines, varnished teak everywhere, and an over-the-top interior. This highly customized sport fish now has over $100k in recent upgrades. Equipped with (3) Seakeepers, a Full tower w/upper station and extensive cold storage, this boat is truly an anglers dream. Reel Janie has fished waters all over the world for some of the most renowned owners. She has spent her life being cared for by Merritt’s Boatworks who have made sure this exquisite machine is consistently up to their standard. Don’t miss your opportunity to own a true piece of fishing history and a chance to be a part of a long line of legendary owners.
Contact Charlie Nicklaus at 561.320.7899 to set up an appointment to tour Reel Janie at the show.
Knot Racing features a 5 stateroom, 5 head layout, with a customized master stateroom. Her spacious salon has been upgraded with interior finishes, and her large galley island countertop is complete with barstools, providing plenty of seating. Her galley is customized with upgraded granite countertops, dishwasher, 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators, 1 Sub-Zero freezer , and a Sub-Zero ice maker.
She has undergone a number of upgrades and services recently including new Sea Recovery Watermaker, new electronics (Garmins throughout added), all outside cushions reupholstered, new wrap, new appliances, full A/C service, full generator service, full main service, and all recommended services on her upgraded MTU 2400hp M93s.
She is turn-key and ready for her new owners.
Location: Hall of Fame Marina, 208
72′ Tribute 2007 | Past Time
Past Time was built for every aspect of boating with an excellent fishing platform and plenty of room to accommodate a large family for cruising. She has all the modern conveniences, and maybe more importantly, she’s fast and extremely fuel efficient with a great ride in rough waters. Her Caterpillar C-32 Acerts received a major overhaul in 2019 and currently have 850 hours with full warranty. Past Time shows superbly well, she’s over built and ready to go!
One of the custom pre-owned sportfish we are most thrilled to see at FLIBS.
Location: Bahia Mar D Dock
58′ Viking 1999 | Whiskey Bent
Whiskey Bent is a pre-owned 1999 58′ Viking Convertible sportfish at FLIBS, built with Caterpillar engines. The boat has been upgraded nearly every year of its life. It offers very spacious living arrangements with the 3 stateroom, 3 head layout. There is a custom cedar lined rod storage closet mid ship. The seadek flooring throughout the entire cockpit and bridge make for a very comfortable day on the water. It holds plenty of fuel for long range trips and travel.
The boat has been painted in full, with the most recent paint being a full hullside and transom paint job in 2021. It offers plenty of fishing amenities with a giant cockpit freezer, ice chipper, watermaker, and beautifully refinished rocket launcher. In 2020, the Release helm chairs were also taken down to bare wood and re-finished, as well as brand new full stainless hardware package. Brand new Side Power Bow Thruster, with palm beach controls installed 2021. It sports a painted mask to give it the updated Viking look. Brand new 3 sided EZ2CY enclosure in 2020. It has been captain maintained nearly all its life.
Location: Bahia Mar FG10
This 2019 Viking 44 Open, Darlin Marlin, has everything you could possibly want and more with important features like her SeaKeeper 6 gyro stabilizer w/ extended warranty, MAN 800 Diesels with extended warranty (11/2025), Palm Beach tuna tower, teak cockpit, Sat TV, Eskimo Ice maker, Sea Recovery watermaker and more. Owners change of plans makes this boat available immediately. This boat is turnkey, ready to fish today!
Location: Bahia Mar D Dock
40′ Cabo 2007 | Manana
When introduced in 2003 the Cabo 40′ Manana redefined what a mid-size sportfishing vessel should be. The now famous Michael Peters hull design features a sharp entry, hard spray chine, huge bow flare, wide beam, shallow draft, modified prop pockets and a half keel. The hull on the 2003 Cabo 40′ translates to a seamless riding vessel in all sea states. Manana features two staterooms, two heads, a spacious cabin with a full galley, dinette and L-shaped sofa. The flybridge offers excellent visibility and comfortable seating all throughout. Fast, maneuverable, and efficient the 40′ Cabo offers best in class performance, build quality and ride!
Cabo has always had great reputation for sound engineering, sporty designs, and an innate ability to raise fish. We like this production sportfish boat for the center-console fishing boat owners ready to upgrade to something with more accommodations such as air conditioning, mezzanine seating, a nice galley, and a comfortable berth. Manana definitely fits the bill of a pre-owned sportfish to see at FLIBS.
Location: Bahia Mar D 426B
This 2018 Bertram 35 Flybridge Irish Beaute is a perfect example of what a redesigned classic should look like. This 35 Bertram Flybridge is meticulously maintained by a professional crew, and it shows thru and thru. Mix classic styling with modern standards and you have a nearly perfect day boat. Dependable CAT 500HP motors give the 35 a good turn of speed. A stable platform built on a deep V hull is enhanced by a Seakeeper Gyro. The full tower and huge cockpit give you incredible fishability. A Garmin electronics package on the flybridge and tower includes radar, chart, and fishfinder. Irish Beaute is loaded with factory options and some nice custom features, and she is ready for her next adventure!
Location: Bahia Mar CD Dock
If you are looking to purchase a pre-owned sportfish at FLIBS, contact us today at 561.320.7899 or email@example.com. Speak to one of our sportfish specialists who can help you narrow down the best boats to see at and near the show.