2018 Jim Smith 48 Walkaround Express
Launched in 2018, the custom 48 Walkaround Express, D&D, is powered by quadruple 450 hp Mercury outboards capable of a top speed of 48 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots. Building custom high-speed sportfish boats is the legacy of Jim Smith, who utilized his knowledge of airplane construction, hydroplanes, and cold-molded construction in 1959 to pioneer the fast (45 knot, when 20-25 knot speeds were typical), lightweight, strong fishing boats that greatly influenced the sportfishing boats of today. Jim Smith boats are built using modern cold molded techniques utilizing okoume wood composite hulls with double biased glass, honeycomb core panes, and PVC composites from the hull up, to create lighter and stronger boats, able to endure and go the distance. The time proven deep-V hull and running bottom is designed to run comfortably in rough sea conditions.
The versatile walkaround design is ideal for different fishing styles—deep sea, kite fishing for sailfish or trolling for marlin, and D&D is jam-packed with fishing features and amenities expected of a much larger sportfish yacht. The cockpit features raised mezzanine seating with a large freezer underneath the port side seat and drink chiller underneath the starboard seat. Built in livewell capacity is a total of 275 gallons and there’s an abundance of flush mounted rod holders in the coamings all around, along with rocket launcher arrays on the Bausch gap tower, aft hardtop, and the centerline offset pedestal mounted Blue Water stand in cockpit. Outriggers and center rigger are mounted to tower legs to keep walkaround side decks clear. The 48 Walkaround’s versatility includes the Isinglass enclosed raised helm deck with port and starboard bench seats with armrests, just two steps up from the cockpit action in air-conditioned comfort. Circular steps lead belowdecks to a midships stateroom (under the helm deck) with walkaround queen berth and lots of rod storage. For entertainment, D&D features the JL Audio System, and a large flatscreen TV is mounted above the stateroom sliding door entrance, viewable from the forward V-settee. The full-equipped galley to starboard features a stone countertop and plenty storage cabinets and drawers. The full head with shower stall is on port side and a V-shaped dinette with pedestal table is forward. The fit and finish of the high-gloss teak joinery is elegant and traditional.
D&D, a custom, built-to-order Jim Smith 48 Walkaround Express, was designed for family offshore fishing, day or sunset cruising, weekend getaways, and overnight fishing trips. A Seakeeper 5 gyrostabilizer keeps her comfortable in beam seas and D&D is easy to operate with Optimus power steering, SidePower bow thruster and upgraded Garmin electronics. The ElectroSea Clearline system prevents biofouling from barnacle and marine growth in raw seawater lines for air conditioners, chillers, and pipework, reducing maintenance time and costs. Her 3ft draft makes D&D ideal for the shallower waters of the Keys, Islands and for crossing reefs.
2018 Jim Smith Custom 48’ Walkaround Tournament Sportfish – D&D
For over 6 decades Jim Smith boats have been known for their quality, performance and craftmanship and the 48' Walkaround “D&D” is no exception. Designed for easy operation, safety, and 360-degree fishing with flush-mounted rod holders along starboard and port sides from bow to transom—19 each side and live wells conveniently located in bow, transom, and in cockpit sole. But that’s not all; rocket launcher rod holders are on aft edge of hardtop, on port and starboard tower ladders, and the pedestal mounted Blue Water stand in cockpit. The custom gap tower by Bausch Towers features a non-glare black steering helm station. “D&D” was custom built for a very knowledgeable owner and captain and is loaded with the fishing features of a large sportfish yacht, including mezzanine seating, outriggers and center rigger. She features a nicely appointed interior with additional custom rod storage, private aft queen berth and head with separate stall shower, galley, and forward dinette. This 48 Walkaround features a full isinglass-type enclosure of helm deck under hardtop and air conditioned helm. “D&D” is turn-key for serious offshore fishing and sunset cruising with family. She is powered with brand-new stern platform mounted quadruple Mercury 450R engines.
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