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Jim Smith 85 Convertible SILKY Listed With United

By Rob Bowman | Posted On Oct 22, 2020
Updated On Mar 23, 2022

United Yacht Sales and professional yacht broker Chuck Newman are excited to bring SILKY to the market. This incredible Jim Smith 85 Convertible is one of the finest custom sportfish available today from a legendary custom boat builder. Designed for speed, superior handling, and extreme "fish-ability", SILKY has tournament winner written all over it. A true beauty on the water from bow to stern, this Jim Smith 85 has an asking price of $4,850,000 and is located in North Palm Beach, Florida.

To schedule an in-person showing or a virtual tour, please contact Chuck at (904) 607-7286 or by email at


SILKY FIGHTING COCKPIT - Where the action happens!

Jim Smith 85 Cockpit

Forget the comfortable mattresses in the cabins, the cockpit is what matters right? Designed for serious fishing, the cockpit on this Jim Smith 85 is large enough to fit multiple anglers or a full crew during a tournament. The mezzanine seating area provides the perfect seating area for guests to watch the action unfold or to catch a breather from fighting fish. Just some of the features found on SILKY's cockpit include:

  • Two big live-wells with four pumps in pump boxes
  • Massive fish box
  • Enormous lazarette with ample storage space
  • Huge custom drink box
  • Pneumatic opening tackle storage center
  • Eskimo ice machine
  • Blue water tuna chair with offset stanchion
  • In June 2020, the teak trim and bow teak accent rail were revarnished

The fish are biting, the fighting chair is empty, what are you waiting for?nbsp;


360-Degree Views From The Helm

jim smith boats 85 flybridge

"Perfect in every way" is how listing broker Chuck Newman described the helm on the flybridge. With excellent visibility, comfortable chairs, and tremendous storage, this custom flybridge is a captain's dream. There is plenty of seating for multiple people to relax on the flybridge while cruising or fishing. The helm is center-console style and includes single lever engine controls. Other flybridge features include:

  • Rod storage under the seats
  • Miya Epoch US-9SP Teaser Reels
  • Rupp Triple Spreader Outriggers
  • Hopewell Tower
  • Bowthruster
  • Simrad AP25 Autopilot
  • Furuno RD-30
  • Raymarine E120 12" Displays
  • Garmin 8617 Displays and so much more.

The flybridge also features a new EZ2CY enclosure and a customized table.


The salon takes advantage of SILKY's 21' 5" beam.

Silky Jim Smith 85 Salon

While Jim Smith Boats are known for their fishing prowess, the interiors are not over-looked by any means. With a beam of 21' 5", the interior salon is spacious, offers lots of seating, has multiple picture windows for a lot of light, and the available storage opportunities are impressive. As you enter through the cockpit doors, the first thing you notice is the massive L-shaped sofa, the big coffee table, the 52" Samsung flatscreen tv, and a galley worthy of feeding a hungry crew.

The galley is portside and features ample counter space, 3 refrigerators and freezers, as well as a wine cooler. All appliances, home conveniences, and storage spaces are here for any extended fishing trip. The companionway off of the galley has both a linen closet and Asko washer/dryer.


SILKY features four staterooms, four heads, and a crew cabin!

jim smith boats 85 master cabin

The master stateroom on SILKY is absolutely massive. The king walk-around berth is the center piece of the master suite and is accompanied by a desk area with vanity. There are 24 drawers here for storage alongside two hanging lockers and more hidden spaces. The rich teak reminds you that, despite SILKY being a hardcore fish-slaying machine, it is also a beautiful work of art.

The master stateroom, the VIP cabin, and two other guest staterooms all conveniently have their own en suite head. All staterooms are nearly as lavish as the master suite, particularly the VIP suite with a full walk-around queen berth. The crew accommodations are described as functional in size, livability, and layout. There is plenty of storage for the crew.


SILKY is powered with twin 16 cylinder DDEC MTU Series 2000 M91 2000HP engines.

Jim Smith 85 engine room

The power and electrical equipment on SILKY are top of the line. The twin diesel MTU 16V2000 M91 engines are incredibly fast and efficient. There are two ONAN generators on board that provide ample power for all appliances, electronics, and more. Other electrical and mechanical features include:

  • Aluminum and Fiberglass Fuel Tanks - 3,000 gallons
  • Two 1,200 GPD Water Makers
  • Two 30-Gallon Hot Water Heaters
  • Two Cruisair Chiller Units - 48,000 BTU / 4 Ton Each

To see all of the photos and specifications for SILKY, please visit: 

United Yacht Sales is thrilled to offer this custom Jim Smith 85 Convertible on the market. Chuck Newman is the most knowledgeable broker about SILKY and can answer all of your questions. United has over 175 yacht brokers worldwide that creates the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry. Whether you're looking for a custom sportfishing boat or a production brand, like Viking Yachts, United has the expertise to help you navigate the market and into the best possible boating opportunity.

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