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1995 Custom Carolina 54' Bodacious

$ 900,000

Bodacious is a 1995 Custom Carolina 54' Lewis Brothers 54 Flybridge S/F listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Steve Castellini. Steve can be reached at 1-856-457-2449 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.

1995 Lewis Brothers 54 Flybridge Sportfish

The Lewis Family boatbuilders were recently honored with North Carolina’s Heritage Award for keeping the 19th and 20th century Harkers Island, North Carolina custom boatbuilding tradition of hand-built plank on frame construction ongoing for over 60 years and four generations, with knowledge and skills passed down from Burgess Lewis to his son Jamie, then to Jamie’s sons James and Houston, and a grandson. Lewis Brothers custom hand-crafted Carolina sportfish boats are truly a part of Harkers Island boatbuilding history!

But it was Brady Lewis (no relation) with a North Carolina banks commercial fishing heritage that dates back to the 19th century, who innovated the bow flare. Hulls were based on flat-bottomed wooden “sharpies” that were modified for outboard powered offshore fishing and masterfully handcrafted by generations of fishermen. Brady Lewis modified the hull to flare at the bow to deflect spray when speeding through chop. His innovation was immediately copied by other builders and became a trademark for Harkers Island construction, now known as the “Carolina flare.” Brady Lewis also rounded the transom to avoid snagging seine nets on the square corners. And legend tells, he and son, Makeley are responsible for the fish box in cockpit to keep the catch from going overboard!

BODACIOUS, a 54ft flybridge sportfish boat is constructed in the traditional plank on frame method and encased in fiberglass using the West epoxy system for the renowned Carolina ride and features the wide Carolina flare bow and broken sheer. This custom Lewis 54 was built rugged and efficient for serious offshore fishing. BODACIOUS is a seaworthy boat, capable of efficiently taking on a range of sea conditions.

The new in 2021, Swedish Scania twin 900hp diesels are a powerful design with strength-optimized cylinder block, a common rail injector system that minimizes exhaust emissions, good fuel economy, and a high torque. The Scania Engine Management System (EMS) ensures control of all engine performance aspects.

1995 Lewis Brothers 54 Flybridge Sportfish

Lewis Brothers custom hand-crafted Carolina sportfish boats are truly a part of Harkers Island boatbuilding history. Jamie Lewis and sons were honored with North Carolina’s Heritage Award for their continuation of the 19th and 20th century Harkers Island time-honored backyard boatbuilders’ traditions that have informed and influenced countless sportfish builders to this day.

BODACIOUS, a Lewis 54ft flybridge sportfish boat, is constructed in the time-honored plank on frame method and encased in fiberglass using the West epoxy system and features the traditional wide Carolina flared bow and broken sheer. The recently updated Lewis 54 features an immense cockpit with split lid transom fishbox, center bait rigging station with rocket launcher rod holders, cabinets against the forward bulkhead with a large BBQ grill, storage, tackle center, in-deck ice dump, Rupp outriggers and more. Teak coaming boards and trim add a touch of class. A Simrad GPS, sounder, radar display screen is mounted under the bridge overhang. An athwartship ladder leads up to flybridge with hardtop and Eisenglass 3-sided spray enclosure. Bridge is a typical sportfish arrangement with peninsula helm console from portside that features a teak helm pod with single lever controls, two huge Simrad screens displaying navigation electronics, communications, and more along with two helm seats. Guest seating is forward of console and a bench seat is on starboard side.

The spacious interior open floorplan features a huge L-shaped upholstered couch on port and aft sides, that abuts the open galley forward on portside. Flooring is a beautiful easy-care faux teak laminate. Efficient galley features undercounter refrigerator and freezer drawers, stainless-steel sink, electric cooktop, Corian countertops, and satin-finished storage cabinetry for longer offshore fishing trips. A settee with matching upholstery is on starboard side, along with the entertainment center, and flatscreen TV mounted on the starboard forward bulkhead. Accommodations for 4 are comfortable and have built-in rod storage along sides and overhead. Head has an enclosed shower stall.

BODACIOUS is powered by 2021 Scania twin 900hp diesels with a strong Swedish common rail design, low exhaust emissions, good fuel economy, and a high torque for a reliable and efficient cruise to the fishing grounds and back. The Lewis Brothers 54 with its superior Carolina ride, was built rugged and efficient for serious offshore fishing. BODACIOUS is a time-proven seaworthy boat, capable of efficiently taking on a range of sea conditions.


  • Price USD:$ 900,000
  • Builder:

    Custom Carolina

  • Model:

    Lewis Brothers 54 Flybridge S/F

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Cape May, New Jersey, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 54 ft in
  • Display Length: 54 ft
  • Beam: 17' 2"
  • Yacht Category

    Sport Fishing

  • Water Capacity: --
  • Fuel Capacity: --
  • Engine Details: Scania DM3 304M
  • Engine 1: 2021 1416.00 HRS 900.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2021 1416.00 HRS 900.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:


The main salon is entered through a sliding door. On the starboard side as you enter the salon, is a large couch with storage underneath, forward of that is the entertainment system underneath a pop-out counter and the TV is flush mounted to the wall. On the port side aft, is a very large L-Shaped couch with storage underneath. Forward of that is the galley with a peninsula Corian counter top. All the way forward in the salon on the port side is a large storage area.

  • All of the walls and couches are made of Teak with a satin finish
  • Floors in the entire salon are faux Teak laminate
  • Ceiling is a whisper wall headliner with flush mounted lights


The galley is forward and features:

  • Peninsula Corian countertops
  • Stainless steel sink in the countertop
  • Stainless steel put out drawers for the freezer and refrigeration
  • Electric burner stove top
  • Flush mounted microwave/oven
  • Storage under the sink
  • Cabinets for storage
  • Faux Teak laminate sole
  • Wood in the galley is Teak with a satin finish

Master Stateroom:

The port side master stateroom features:

  • Queen sized bed that lays forward and aft with walkway at the foot of the bed and on the right side of the bed
  • Night stand
  • Storage under the bed and under the nightstand
  • Hanging closet and cabinets for storage
  • Wood trim throughout with an off-white finish
  • The floor is Teak and Holly

Master Head:

  • Corian countertop and sink with storage underneath and a vanity
  • Large shower
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Walls are off-white

Crew Quarters:

  • Starboard down the stairs in the companionway
  • Bunk beds that lay forward and aft
  • Hanging locker/closet
  • Faux Teak laminate sole
  • Walls are off-white paint
  • Lighting throughout

VIP Stateroom:

  • Forward with two double sized V-Bunks
  • Hanging closet
  • Four very large drawers for storage
  • Walls are an off-white paint
  • Lighting throughout

Day Head:

  • Head
  • Large shower
  • Corian countertop with sink
  • Vanity and medicine cabinet
  • Storage under the sink
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Lighting throughout


  • Factory non-skid
  • Teak covering boards
  • Transom fish box
  • Tuna door
  • Tackle center
  • Rigging station
  • Unlimited rod holders throughout the gunnels
  • In-Deck ice box dump
  • Ladder to the flybridge
  • Teak varnish toe-rail
  • Rupp outriggers
  • Hardtop
  • Rocket launcher
  • Belly band with rocket launcher
  • Grab rails
  • Three sided eisenglass
  • Bow rail with rod holders
  • Pulpit
  • Anchor
  • Twin helm chairs
  • Bowmar hatch
  • Cleats throughout the boat

Electronics and Helm:

The helm is a peninsula from the port side and is a varnish Teak pod with single lever controls and pop-up electronics.

  • Twin Simrad touch screens with sounder, GPS and radar
  • Twin Icom VHF marine IC-M504
  • Simrad AP28 autopilot
  • Flir
  • Arc spotlight
  • Twin Scania motor displays
  • Cockpit Simrad monitor GPS, sounder, radar
  • Intellian satellite radio


  • Single 50amp shore power service
  • Onan 21KW generator
  • (3) Dometic AC/Heat Units
  • Dometic 600 lb./day ice maker
  • Large cockpit grill
  • Lewmar windlass anchor puller
  • Overhead DuraBrite cockpit lights
  • Cockpit lights
  • Running lights
  • Engine room lights
  • 12 and 24 Volt System
  • Four series 31 batteries
  • Battery switches
  • Fresh water pump
  • AGM batteries
  • Battery charger

Engine and Mechanical:

  • Twin 900hp Scania with 1,416 hours
  • Onan 21.5KW generator with 2,200 hours
  • Racor fuel system
  • Reverso oil exchange pump
  • Sea strainers

This boat is well maintained and was updated in 2021.

All personal items stay with the seller.

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.


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