The year was 2020 and a few miles off the coast of North Carolina, a 35-foot Contender was about to make history. Trolling along in well over 1,000 feet of water, the bite of a lifetime bent the rod, line peeled off the reel, and a two hour fight ensued. When it was all said and done, the anglers had successfully landed a 492.5-pound blue marlin which was good enough for 'Largest Marlin' and winner of the outboard division in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. This feat was over several larger sportfish including many over boats over 60-feet built by prolific shipyards like Jarrett Bay, Merritt, Bayliss, and others.
While everyone marveled at the winning catch, the fact that a small center-console boat had out-fished the much larger, more expensive sportfish had not gone unnoticed.
While some owners prefer the ease of use of a center-console, it's hard to beat the fishing space, range, and amenities a sportfish has to offer. If the Big Rock tournament proved anything, it's that you don't necessarily need a bigger boat.
Below are several small sport fishing boats for sale on the market now and if you don't see one that interests you, please call our main office at 1-772-463-3131. We have several boats coming to the market soon that may be a fit.
"SOUL SURVIVAL" - 2004 Ocean 50 Super Sport - Asking $524,900
The Super Sport from Ocean Yachts was a popular model in its day and continues to be a highly sought after sportfish on the brokerage market. "SOUL SURVIVAL" features the Plan A layout with three staterooms and two heads. With a nicely decorated salon and well-equipped galley, fishing longer doesn't necessarily mean you need a 62-footer. This Ocean 50SS is powered with the Detroit Diesel 825HP engines for serious performance. Best of all, they have had their 1,000 hour service completed with 850 hours on the engines.
For more information on this vessel, please contact Paul Ouimette at 1-203-913-2079.
"HELL OR HIGH WATER" - 2009 Riviera 48 Convertible - Asking $550,000
If you're looking for a smaller sportfish under 50-feet that's loaded with options, looks sleek, and will perform when needed, look no further than "Hell Or High Water". This Riviera convertible sportfish is in immaculate shape and is loaded with options like a Seakeeper gyro, 36,000BTU air conditioning at the helm, bow thruster joystick control, and much more. She is also powered with the upgraded CAT C-18 1,000HP engines that pushes this sportfish to 36 knots at WOT.
For more information on this vessel, please contact Matthew Stropes at 1-619-847-9208.
"BACK AT IT" - 2005 Cabo Yachts 45 Express - Asking $725,000
Smaller sportfishing boats tend to be easier to handle, maintain, and certainly cost less in fuel bills. This 45-foot Cabo Express is a perfect example of an easily managed, highly-optioned, sportfish that can lead you to the promise land. The owners of BACK AT IT spared no expense in keeping it maintained and in spectacular condition. Recent improvements to this 45 Express include services on its CAT C-18 engines, top side painted, bottom blasted, barrier coated, and has had an updated Garmin system installed.
For more information on this vessel, please contact Albert DiBenedetto at 1-732-567-3857.
"SILVER FOX II" - 2003 Liberty 42 Express Sportfish - Asking $325,000
Just arrived on the market, this Liberty Yachts 42 was built in Palm Beach, Florida with every intention of being able to go after sailfish, mahi, and other pelagics. Making the trip across to the Bahamas is easy with a well-built sportfish. The beamy cockpit makes driving SILVER FOX II a breeze while the accommodations allow for guests to come on overnighters. The Cummins 450HP engines are in excellent shape and ready to take you trolling.
For more information on this vessel, please contact John Blumenthal at 1-772-215-2571.
"MERMAID V" - 1965 Bertram 38 Sportfish - Asking $349,000
As you walk up on this Classic Bertram 38 Sport-fish Cruiser you immediately note it is an early model Bertram based on the Hunt design hull. Then you will notice the amazing condition of MERMAID V. That is due to the complete refit of every component from top to bottom and stem to stern has been either replaced or refurbished. The current owner took the boat down to bare hull fiberglass and replaced everything from mechanical and wiring, fittings, molding, engines, generators, Air Conditioners, and every other single component was refit in 2013 to the tune of over $700K.
For more information on this vessel, please contact John Dial at 1-561-445-0078.
"OVERCURRENT" - 2018 Custom Carolina 35 Express - Asking $699,000
Some custom sport fishing boats are just made differently and are a step above the rest. "OVERCURRENT" took more than six years to build by hand and is highly customized. Only top materials and construction processes were used in this classic Carolina Express. Powered with Cummins QSB 480HP engines that deliver a smooth 30 knot cruise, this sportfish is loaded down with equipment for the serious angler. Other notable features include a Garmin electronics package with Sirius Weather, 10kW Kohler generator, Eskimo ice chipper, queen sized bunk, and a full head with standing shower.
For more information on this vessel, please contact Greg Graham at 1-305-522-4739.
With over 250 brokers worldwide, United Yacht Sales has the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry. Whether buying a boat, or selling your existing one, we use our numbers to our advantage. Often we are able to find you a boat not currently on the market or we are able to find you a buyer for yours before it ever becomes public. Our focus continues to be on our customers, not new inventory we own or trade-ins we have to sell. Give our main headquarters a call today at 1-772-463-3131 and we would be have you connect you with a professional yacht broker near you.
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