This vessel is a 2000 Custom Carolina 47' Bennett Brothers listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Joe Guard. Joe can be reached at 1-508-274-4460 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Custom Carolina Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.
2000 Custom Carolina Bennett Bros 47
Bennett Brothers Yachts was a custom boat builder founded by Paul and Patricia Bennett in Stamford, CT in 1986 and relocated to Wilmington, NC in 1989 for its ideal boat building location on the protected shores of the NE Cape Fear River. With a highly skilled team of master craftsmen, the Bennett Brothers yard expertly built custom sailing yachts and sportfishing boats in the 40ft plus range, constructing each boat for offshore comfort and reliability, priding themselves on crafting the perfect ride. Bennett Brothers’ solid worldwide reputation in the boating industry and community as fine builders and meticulous craftsmen, lead to the ABBRA (American Boat Builders & Repairers Assoc.) award for Excellence in Customer Care in 2015.
Working with the client’s own naval architect and interior designer, Bennett Brothers was capable of building a custom luxury yacht up to 100ft. Handcrafted custom yachts required 20,000 to 40,000 manhours to build, depending on the length, or 10-20 master boatbuilders working for a year! About 20-25 custom-built Bennetts are currently sailing or motoring the world’s oceans, making the 2000 Custom Carolina style Bennett Brothers 47ft sportfish, a rare opportunity. The 2 Stateroom/2 Head layout sportfish has been extensively updated and upgraded. She was constructed of fiberglass composite, using Kevlar and carbon fiber reinforcements for added strength and durability. Balsa and foam coring in varying compositions reduced weight where needed.
Unlike most Carolina style sportfish, the 47ft Bennett Brothers hull features a pointy “clipper bow,” most likely a modification by noted naval architect, Lou Codega, known in the industry as the “hull man,” who modified the hull design by Lee Dana (retired Bertram engineer famed for crafting the original 54’ Bertram with designer David Napier). Lou Codega was highly influenced by sailing yacht design, hence the “clipper bow” designed for excellent seakeeping, which is Codega’s primary focus as “the key to a safe and enjoyable boating experience.” A smooth, comfortable, dry ride that doesn’t slam into waves and chop, along with a hull that is stable, tracks straight, and is predictable at speed, are Codega’s characteristics of excellent seakeeping that were designed and built into her hull.
This 2000 47' Bennett Brothers Custom Carolina sportfishing boat is a vessel that exudes sophistication and elegance, with classic Carolina flare that is sure to turn heads. Built in the renowned Bennett Brothers yacht yard in North Carolina, every inch of this boat's design speaks to its pedigree.
Powered by CAT 3406 electronic engines, the engine room is meticulously maintained with regular services to ensure that performance is always at its peak. With a newer generator on board, this vessel guarantees reliable power for all journeys.
At the helm station, the electronics are a seamless blend of Garmin and Furuno, complemented by a Simrad autopilot and twin VHF radios. A Sitex depth finder offers precise navigation information. The bridge also features additional seating forward of the helm, perfect for accommodating guests who wish to share in the captain's experience.
The Teak decks and combing boards have been carefully replaced, while the brightwork has been impeccably refinished. The cockpit boasts mezzanine seating and a new custom cockpit rocket launcher making ample room for fishing or leisure. The outriggers have been replaced, making this boat the perfect choice for the avid fishing enthusiast. Furthermore, a brand-new enclosure has been installed, enhancing both the boat's aesthetic appeal and providing superior protection against the elements. With these exterior updates, the boat shines like new.
Inside, the boat is equally impressive, with a fully updated 2 staterooms, 2 head layout that exudes luxury and comfort. The hard wood interior adds warmth to the space, perfectly complementing the crisp whites and blues of the decor.
With these extensive updates, the 2000 47' Bennett Brothers Custom Carolina sportfishing boat is truly a vessel that is ready to be cherished by its new owner(s) on their next adventure on the water. Its impressive features and stunning appearance are sure to impress and delight all who come aboard.
She is a Lee Dana design with alterations by Lou Codega the famous designer of the well known 26 Regulator. She is constructed of fiberglass composite, using Kevlar and carbon fiber reinforcements along with balsa and foam cores of various compositions for strength and weight reduction as warranted. She incorporates a clipper bow, flared topsides, tumblehome transom, and deep-vee bottom with a flush deck.
Molded Fiberglass with a solid bottom and foam cored stringers with Kevlar and carbon fiber reinforcements, balsa cored bulkheads, decks, and hull topsides, cored main deck and superstructure.
Painted fiberglass, Hull/deck joint is glued and throughbolted with mahogany inner clamp, bonded internally. Transom has molded recessed trim tabs with molded exhaust out the back of the transom
Painted, faired and smooth with an apparent crown, encircled by a Recently varnished toerail extending past the shea break. Dual cleats are fitted forward with chocks and inlaid stainless chafe strips, pop cleats are fitted at the quarters. Hatches on the deck all feature polished stainless frames. Side Decks extend each side of the wheel house with window openings on either side of the house secured with aluminum frames. Super structure features a solid forward windscreen with painted black mask.
Tournament style centerline helm with varnished teak palm beach style helm pod featuring single lever engine controls and a 3 spoke polished Edson steering wheel. Engine instruments are mounted at the helm with caterpillar electronic gauges. The Garmin and Furuno Electronics are flush mounted in a electric pop up box directly in front of the helm making a clean look when not in use. The bridge also boasts two varnished ladder back Release helm chairs with cushions, forward seating in front of the helm, and an auxiliary 12VDC panel. The forward cowl provides plenty of room for storage along with housing the salon AC compressor. Access to the bridge by an aluminum ladder with new teak treads.
Encircled by raised gunwale with molded cap, fitted with NEW teak covering boards. Large Tuna door to starboard. The cockpit sole is laminated with New teak decking over fiberglass, with deck hatches aft with pullout fish box liners. Scuppers aft are flush and drain overboard. S shaped corners compliment all the teak hatches along with all the corners of the newly installed teak gunwale cap covering boards.
Beautifully appointed and finished with Cherry wood Veneers and solid trim throughout. Staterooms and salon boasts ultrasuede and tastefully papered bulkheads. The newly covered Salon white ultraleather couch accents the solid varnished black walnut sole, Corian counters and new headliner.
Nicely decorated oversized over/under bunks to starboard with outboard storage shelves and more storage under the bottom bunk that also houses the forward 6500BTU ac. The upper bunk has a can be added filler piece to make the bunk larger if needed. Chest like storage to port, along with a cedar lined hanging locker. All the bunks and interior hull sides are finished out with solid cherry wood trim. The headliner is accented with cherry wood slats as-well. Down the companionway heading aft to port is the day head and forward stateroom head. The head is nicely appointed with cherry trimmed white laminated cabinets, Corian countertops with tile back splash accents and a headhunter toilet. The head sole is teak.
Midship starboard side with ensuite head and separate shower. The ensuite head is appointed much the same as the day head with an added oversized separate shower with clear acrylic doors, teak seat and teak sole grate. The sink outboard with head opposing it inward. The stateroom with its queen sized berth inboard, with storage underneath along with the cabins ac unit, is nicely accented with hardwood trim like the forward stateroom and 2 cedar lined hanging lockers outboard.
As you enter from the one stepped down galley to the companionway with 3 steps down toward the staterooms, you find the stairs are of solid Black Walnut with a high gloss finish. Under the stairs and to port under the galley sole is where you will find the Cellar that houses the New Xantrex 3024 3000w inverter, gray and black water pumps, discharge valves and fresh water piping.
U-shaped midship to port and one step down from the salon. Plenty of space on the Corian countertop. undermounted single sink in the corner with an accompanying new Kenyon undermounted cooktop aft with corian cover. The two subzero fridge and freezer drawers oppose an oversized subzero freezer foward. Microwave is recessed into the forward bulkhead with cabinets along the bulkhead and port side. the galley sole is high gloss finish dark Black Walnut.
Insulated with sounddown lead foam covered in perforated plastic. 110VAC fluorescent lights are installed along centerline. Ocean Marine a/c compressors are installed outboard to port, water heater outboard to starboard, Hynautic steering reservoir starboard. Engines are mounted atop aluminum beds fastened atop encapsulated stringers, with flexible mounts. Fuel system is rigged with Racor filter banks port aft. Engine rawwater intakes are fitted at centerline with strainers and flush/emergency bilge plugs. Exhausts with water lift mufflers, flexible connections double clamped. All pump discharges connect to a greywater drain extending to the transom, bilge discharges fitted with check valves. IceChipper is located port aft atop a laminated shelf at the bulkhead. Aft bulkhead is open at centerline. Pumproom follows the engine compartment with central intakes for pumps and other equipment, all valved separately. Generator is to port with valved intake with strainer, exhaust with waterlift muffler. Batteries to starboard. Main DC switches are mounted aft along with master fuses and breakers. Jabsco 4000GPH pumps are mounted at centerline here and forward in the engine compartment.
Fuel tank is t-shaped. installed over neoprene strips and set atop stringers and laminated in place. Stainless water tank follows, mechanically fastened. Rudder shelf is laminated and fastened to stringers, seals installed at rudder ports. Rudders with keyed tillers, rams well secured. 4000 GPH Jabsco bilge pump is mounted aft, as well as Bennett trim pump
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.