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Scarborough Boatworks 72 Custom Sportfish Sold By United Yacht Sales

By Robert Bowman | Posted On Feb 08, 2024

United Yacht Sales is pleased to announce the sale of a 2023 Scarborough Boatworks 72' Custom Boat by senior broker Christopher Cooke, CPYB. Described as the ultimate tournament-ready custom sportfishing yacht, Scarborough Boatworks, founded by Ricky Scarborough Junior, certainly has the longstanding reputation to build such an incredible vessel. Launched in January 2023, this 72-footer was hull #14 for the custom builder from Wanchese, North Carolina.

My clients were looking for a custom sportfish that was a proven fish raiser and had serious speed," said Christopher Cooke about the sale. "The Scarborough 72 checked all of the boxes and then some."

United Yacht Sales lists and sells many sportfishing yachts on a regular basis, including both production brands like Viking, as well as other custom builders such as Jim Smith, Paul MannGarlington, Merritt, and more. If you would like Christopher to contact you about buying or selling a yacht, he can be reached at (772) 631-7702 or by email at

(Below: The Scarborough 72 looks dramatic in front of cloudy skies.)

scarborough 72 with matching center-console boat


The new Caterpillar C32B 2,400HP engines were chosen for the Scarborough 72 specifically for their top end speed and cruising speed. "At 2,050 rpm, we saw a fast cruising speed of 38 knots with a 90 percent load burning 110 gph per side," according to a test by Marlin Magazine. "As we dropped back to an ­economical cruise, we saw 32 knots at 1,750 rpm with an 80 percent load burning 80 gph per side. Dropping the ­hammers to wide-open ­throttle (2,230 rpm), (the 72) rocketed close to 44 knots and burned 127 gph per side."

Additionally, the engine room of the Scarborough 72 features 6-foot high ceilings for easy maintenance. There are twin 27kW CAT generators, twin FCI watermakers, Electrosea Clearline system, and a Seakeeper 26.

engine room - scarborough 72


The fighting cockpit of the Scarborough 72 validates this sportfish as an absolute battle-wagon, just as much as it appeals to the guests on board that want to watch the action from the comfortable mezzanine. There is ample space in the cockpit for your team to move around quickly while fighting a fish from the Release Marine Trillion fighting chair. Other notable cockpit features include a freezer box under the step, a convertible live-well/fish box in the transom, additional in-deck live-wells, hydraulic outriggers, and an ice chipper. There is a tackle station, cockpit shower, grill, and drink holders throughout the cockpit. The mezzanine seating area also has air conditioning.

mezzanine seating in cockpit of custom sportfish


Usually with a custom sportfish, it's the flybridge, the cockpit, and the engine room that are most impressive. Step through the cockpit door into the salon of the Scarborough 72 and prepare to be amazed. The woodwork is obviously an attention-grabber, but the centerpiece of this space is the Brazilian Amazonite granite countertrop which is incredibly unique.

salon and galley - scarborough 72 custom boat


The customized rod storage room (below) is something dreams are made of.

custom rod storage room on sportfishing yacht



  • Beam: 20'
  • Draft: 5' 10"
  • Displacement: 115,000lbs. (Approx.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 2,600 gallons
  • Water Capacity: 300 gallons
  • Interior Accommodations: 4 cabins, 4 heads
  • Gear/Ratio: ZF/2.25:1


scarborough 72 custom sportfish cruising


United Yacht Sales has the world's largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry, thanks to our team of over 250 yacht brokers in 104 different locations. Whether buying a luxury boat or selling one, we have the right expert on staff to assist you in navigating the brokerage market for your type of yacht. If you're looking at selling a boat, there is no quicker way to get activity than listing it with United. Our entire team is immediately notified every time a listing agreement is made with United Yacht Sales and many boats are sold before they ever even make it online. Our support team is among the best in the industry at marketing your yacht. 100% of our marketing budget goes towards advertising our clients' listings, a claim not many other firms can make. To get started listing your yacht, fill out our online form What's My Yacht Worth?