Price Reduction: 2017 Intrepid 30 Open Center Console $245,997.00

More Information: https://bluewateryachtsales.com/inventory/yachts-for-sale/intrepid-30-open-center-console-2017/2773896/

2006 Chesapeake 46 Deadrise Charter $235,000.00

On Display at the Bluewater Hampton Fall Dock Walk October 16th & 17th: https://bluewateryachtsales.com/events/event/hampton-fall-dock-walk/

Reelin’ Time, The Chesapeake 46 Deadrise out of Crisfield, Maryland is a perfect opportunity to have a solid fiberglass boat for charter or pleasure. Reelin’ Time has Cummins Diesels, upgraded electronics and full tower with controls. Do not miss out on the fish!

Chesapeake 46 Deadrise Full Listing: https://bluewateryachtsales.com/inventory/yachts-for-sale/chesapeake-46-deadrise-2006/2774618/

Price Reduction: 2016 Jupiter 30 Center Console $209,900.00

Powered by twin Yamaha F300’s, this Jupiter 30 Forward Seating Hybrid features standard items that include electric head with holding tank, cockpit LED lighting, molded insulated 85 qt. drink cooler, hydraulic steering with adjustable helm just to name a few.

Add to this some optional items such as a Custom T-Top with fiberglass hardtop including electronics box overhead and Outriggers T-Top mounted with telescoping poles and this boat is a sleek, powerful multi-tasker.

Full Listing: 2016 Jupiter 30 Hybrid Forward Seating

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Price Reduction: 2014 Edgewater 33EX Express $267,997.00

On Display at the Bluewater Hampton Fall Dock Walk October 16th & 17th: https://bluewateryachtsales.com/events/event/hampton-fall-dock-walk/

Under 20 Total Hours

Yamaha YES Warranty til October 2020

One Owner Boat

his 2014 Edgewater 335EX is as close to being in new condition as you will find. This boat is the perfect family cruising/fishing boat, as well as a wonderfully equipped serious fishing machine. I feel confident that you will not find a cleaner or better equipped 335EX unless you are buying new. Come buy this boat and save big time, the list price on this boat today is over $500,000!

If you are considering purchasing any of the following boats: Boston Whaler, Grady White, Everglades, or Pursuit, you must see this Edgewater!

Full Listing: 2014 Edgewater 33EX Express

Contact Hank Sibley at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bwys.com

2016 Albury Brothers 27 Center Console $189,950.00

On Display at the Bluewater Hampton Fall Dock Walk: https://bluewateryachtsales.com/events/event/hampton-fall-dock-walk/

The Albury Brothers 27 Center Console is an amazing Center Console. In addition to being one of the best handling, softest riding and fuel efficient hulls in this size range, it is near perfect size. It is small enough to single hand and shallow enough draft get into the backwaters, yet large enough to venture 40 miles out chasing the big ones. Albury Brothers Boats have a long rich history of vessel design and construction. Couple that with the fact the hulls are 100% hand laid fiberglass (no chopper guns), solid glass bottoms, foam core construction (no wood) and a lamination schedule that puts the weight where it belongs, down low, Alburys are in a class unto themselves. Only premium resins, glass and gelcoat are used. The hardware components and wiring are all top notch. These boats are built to last a lifetime and have excellent resale value when the time comes to move up to a new Albury Brothers Boat.

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“Boating Has Been a Favorite American Pastime”

National Marine Manufacturers Association president Frank Hugelmeyer took to Fox Business with an opinion piece on why boating is the ideal summer activity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Echoing the disappointment that many are feeling with canceled vacations, closed community pools and shuttered summer camps — as well as the stress that Covid-19 has had on the country — Hugelmeyer highlighted how an increasing number of families are taking to the waters as an escape.

Read Entire article at Trade Only: https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/industry-news/boating-has-been-a-favorite-american-pastime?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=91514781&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_xZa7psazNC6aj-vZDvmL-AFMrGeeLCNuPtM5rZ4lzDSeKLTi9AQOWK4cyYXB–Rw3Ow0-gSilnxw_d0gcvGhAqgLBjg&utm_content=91514781&utm_source=hs_email

Great Day for a Separation Survey on my 38 Silverton Listing.

Boat Sales are still Happening…. All at 6ft apart!

2003 Silverton 38 Convertible
2003 Silverton 38
38 Silverton Convertible

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Sold: Price Reduction: 1990 WELLCRAFT St. Tropez 3200 $22,900.00

The 3200 St. Tropez was one of Wellcraft’s most popular models offering a stylish profile and spacious interior with sleeping for 5-6. A modern interior decor with Integral Cabin Liner, Island Berth forward, Convertible Facing Dinette, L-Shaped Galley and Roomy Head. Twin big block Merc’s make this a Fast, Family Express Cruiser. 

Full Listing: https://bluewateryachtsales.com/inventory/yachts-for-sale/wellcraft-st-tropez-3200-1990/2714611/

The New Viking 38 Billfish Will Debut in February 2019

38 Billfish Will Debut in February
The Viking Yacht Company is proud to announce the addition of three new boats to its industry-leading sportfishing fleet: the 38 Billfish, 38 Open and 46 Billfish. The 38 Billfish is an evolution of the highly successful 37 Billfish and another example of Viking faithfully carrying out its mission to build a better boat every day.
Viking President and CEO Pat Healey delivered the news to the Viking dealer network moments before the gates opened for the first day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The 38 Billfish was designed and built with the same DNA as its predecessor. As owner/operator vessels, they offer simplicity and ease of maintenance, serving as ready-to-go fishing machines as well as versatile cruising boats with reliable inboard diesel power.
Like her convertible brethren, the 38 Billfish’s flybridge is designed with a tournament-style center console walk-around helm. One helm chair is standard and two are optional.
The 38 Billfish’s command deck holds a salon-like living area that includes a port-side U-shaped dinette and a fiberglass hi-lo table. The cockpit is the largest in its class-109 square feet with mezzanine seating. Below, there’s a large forward stateroom available with either a single queen bed or optional crossover bunks and two hanging lockers; an L-shaped galley; and a head with enclosed shower.
The 38 Billfish and 38 Open share the same hull, cockpit and have a similar mechanical arrangement but differ in command deck and bridge configurations.
The 38 Open’s command deck also has ample seating, with port and starboard L-shaped lounges and storage below. A raised centerline command station gives the driver excellent sightlines. Accommodations include a forward stateroom with a lower double bunk and upper single and a hanging locker; a starboard-side sofa with storage; a port-side galley; and a head with enclosed shower.
Soon to join the 38 Billfish and 38 Open is the 46 Billfish, another exciting new model with sharp styling, exciting performance and legendary Viking quality. During the 37 Billfish‘s 2-year run of success, demand grew for this style of a Viking in a larger size. “The 46 was a natural progression for the Billfish,” says John Leek IV, General Manager of Viking Mullica where the Billfish series is being manufactured. “Our customers really grasped onto the philosophy behind these boats.”
The 38 Billfish will make her debut at the Viking VIP, hosted by the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, February 1st and 2nd. Introductions of the 46 Billfish and 38 Open are slated for later in 2019 and both will debut during the fall boat show season.

 

Team Fender Bender Pulls our 2nd Place at The Big Rock

With just 12 minutes to spare The 55 Jarrett Bay, Fender Bender hooks a 514.3 lb Blue Marlin. Fender Bender’s Big Rock Military Guest, Lt. Col TJ “Bucket” Dunne reels in the Marlin. Below is a video of our experience:

Thank you Bobby Whelan Carl Beale, Greg Fulcher, Paul Coury & Frank Riganto, Scott Moore, TJ Dunne and our entire Fender Bender Team for allowing this Special Big Rock Experience to happen!

Our New Stock Regulator 41 Caught on Video

Custom Palm Beach Tower with Incentives from Regulator Marine!

41 Regulator Bluewater Yacht Sales

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Sabre 42 Heading to Bluewater Yacht Yards for Spring Cleaning

Picked up one of my customer’s Sabre 42 Today for Spring Cleaning. Great Ride down the James River. placeholder://

Click This Link to Find Your Fun on The Water with A Sabre 42 Express

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Great Photos of Our 34 Rambo Fisharound Listing Today!

Had the opportunity on This Warm Weekend to update Our 34 Rambo Fisharound at our Long Bay Point Office at Virginia Beach!

2001 Custom Rambo 34 Fisharound

New Tower, Curtains, Controls and Electronics!!Do not miss out on a Great Boat!

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Viking 44 Open Virtual Tour | Marlin Magazine

Marlin fans get an exclusive look at the new sport-fisher thanks to the 360-degree camera:

The next sport-fishing boat receiving Marlin‘s virtual-tour look is Viking’s 44 Open. Use the 360-degree camera and experience this sport-fisher beyond still pictures. You can also watch Marlin‘s video review of the Viking 44 Open

 

Cockpit

The 44 Open has a huge 119-square-foot cockpit that’s just a few steps away from the command bridge deck. A comfortable mezzanine is the perfect spot to watch the spread, with storage below and a drink box in the step, just like the larger Vikings. Add a rocket launcher or small fighting chair and she’s ready to fish against any boat in the world.

Helm Station

The command bridge has a centerline helm station with pod in either teak or fiberglass. Single-lever engine controls and a polished stainless wheel look great, and there’s space for a bank of 3 17-inch multi-function displays. Switches for ship systems and the mics for the VHF radios are to starboard, protected in a separate compartment.

Engine Room


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A conventional drive system with a pair of MAN I6 800 CRM diesels fits nicely in the engine room. These engines, rated at 800 hp each, are matched to Veem wheels and produce a 30-knot cruise speed and a top end of 34.5 to 35 knots.

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With a beam of 16 feet, 4 inches, the 44 Open has a spacious salon highlighted by the easy-to-care-fo Amtico flooring and a 28-inch flat-screen television. The galley has Corian countertops, a recessed sink and electric cooktop with microwave/convection oven, plus under-counter drawer-style refrigeration.

Warning: Hurricane-Damaged Boats Soon Hitting the Used Boat Market

Buyer beware. BoatUS wants anyone looking to buy a used boat in 2018 to be aware of the “storm-damaged lemons” that are likely lurking among perfectly good pre-owned boats.

More than 63,000 boats were damaged in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Many will be repaired and have years of life left on the water, but other could be hiding major problems.

BoatUS, the nation’s biggest recreational boat owners’ association, is urging buyers to get a prepurchase survey (known as a Condition and Value survey).

“It’s not that you don’t want to buy a boat that’s been repaired, but you should have full knowledge of the repairs and know they were done correctly. It’s a transparency issue that will help you negotiate a fair price,” said BoatUS Consumer Affairs Director Charles Fort.

BoatUS offers eight tips to help you spot a boat that might have been badly damaged in a storm:

  1. Trace the history. When a car is totaled, the title is branded as salvaged or rebuilt, and buyers know up front that there was major damage at some point in the car’s history. But only a few states brand salvaged boats – Florida and Texas do not – and some states don’t require titles for boats. Anyone wishing to obscure a boat’s history need only cross state lines to avoid detection, which can be a tipoff. Look for recent gaps in the boat’s ownership, which may mean that it was at an auction or in a repair yard for a long time.
  2. Look for recent hull repairs. Especially on older boats, matching gelcoat is very difficult. Mismatched colors around a repaired area are often a giveaway and may signal nothing more than filler under the gelcoat, rather than a proper fiberglass repair.
  3. Look for new repairs or sealant at the hull-to-deck joint. Boats that bang against a dock during a storm often suffer damage there.
  4. Evidence of sinking. Check for consistent corrosion on interior hardware, such as rust on all hinges and drawer pulls. You might be able to spot an interior waterline inside a locker or an area hidden behind an interior structure.
  5. Corrosion in the electrical system. Corrosion on electrical items, such as lamps, connectors and behind breaker panels might mean the boat sank recently. Does the boat have all new electronics? Why?
  6. Look for evidence of major interior repairs. Fresh paint or gelcoat work on the inside of the hull and engine room is usually obvious. All new cushions and curtains may be a tipoff, too.
  7. Look for fresh paint on the engine. It may be covering exterior rust as well as interior damage.
  8. Ask the seller. In some states, a seller isn’t required to disclose if a boat was badly damaged unless you ask. If the seller hems and haws, keep looking.

Click here to learn more about marine surveys.

Orginal Article: Warning: Hurricane-Damaged Boats Soon Hitting the Used Boat Market

Unprecedented demand’ causes Yamaha to delay engine shipments

In light of “unprecedented demand,” Yamaha Motor Corp. is asking its counterparts in Japan to focus on reallocating products to the United States so the company can fill orders.

Specifically, Yamaha said that due to “a perfect storm of challenges” it is unable to meet demand for the 2.8-liter, 4.2-liter V6 and 5.3-liter V8 outboards — as well as some Yamaha rigging items — in the time frame the company had originally hoped, in part because its manufacturing operations were in transition.

“It is unprecedented demand, and we simply cannot meet the demands for shipping our product,” Martin Peters, Yamaha Marine Group communications and government relations senior manager, told Trade Only Today. “We are doing our best.”

Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale sent letters to dealers and OEMs acknowledging it was unable to meet its target ship dates and apologizing for delays.

“We are experiencing the perfect storm of challenges for supplying outboards at this higher demand,” said the letter to dealers, which Peters sent to Trade Only. “The marketplace has many years of pent-up demand for larger boats and the outboard motors that power them. As the economy and mood have improved this year, demand for our premium products increased more than we had anticipated.

“This increase in demand has occurred while our manufacturing operations are in transition. The transition was designed to accommodate new products and increased longer-term demand.”

Understanding that its availability to promise dates is “less than stable,” Yamaha is bringing down target ship dates to regain stability. “We will do everything we can to bring the system back up by Dec. 15,” Speciale wrote, adding in bold: “We will continue to ship product during this time.”

The company declined to be more specific about the type of transition the manufacturing operations were in, saying that some of what it was doing was proprietary.

“There’s tremendous demand in the entire industry right now, particularly for those things that go into larger boats,” Peters said.

Yamaha engines come from Japan, but its propellers — which Trade Only learned were also difficult to procure — are manufactured by Precision Propellers Industries in Indianapolis.

“Since we purchased PPI in 2008, output has doubled,” Speciale told Trade Only in an email. “We have increased output of propellers every year. Output is up 20 percent this year, and we plan to grow it next year.”

 

See Article: Unprecedented demand’ causes Yamaha to delay engine shipments REAGAN HAYNES2 HOURS AGO

Dream Fishing Destinations and Trips: Marlin Magazine

Q: What is your dream sport-fishing destination:

Four boatbuilders’ wish-list trips

Staff

Jim Turner

Release Boatworks

Egg Harbor, New Jersey

Courtesy Jim Turner

One of my favorite destinations has always been Guatemala. The sheer number of billfish there always made it an easy decision. Plus I love old boats, so it was a place we could fish on Merritts and Ryboviches in calm seas. I would have loved to fish Cabo Blanco, Peru, in the 1950s and ’60s when the giant black marlin were being caught. Papua New Guinea is another dream trip. I have a customer who bought a boat from us there who wants us to visit. It’s more than just the actual fishing: That trip would be an adventure.

Donnie Caison

Caison Yachts

Wilmington, North Carolina

Courtesy Donnie Caison

I’ve been fortunate to fish in a lot of great locations, but one of my favorites was Kona, Hawaii, fishing with Capt. Kevin Nakamaru on Northern Lights. It wasn’t because of the great fishing but rather the amazing camaraderie on the docks. It’s such a great community of fishermen there. His mate at the time, Matt Bowman, is now a captain in Madeira, which is one of the places on my list to fish soon. But I’d really like to get back to Kona at some point too. Every trip has dream potential if you plan ahead and then just let yourself get into it.

Dominick LaCombe

American Custom Yachts

Stuart, Florida

Courtesy Dominick LaCombe

When you’re young, you dream of building the ultimate fishing machine and hitting all the great hot spots. Working with the Chouest family, we started fishing on the East Coast and in the Caribbean on the 58- and 63-foot Freedom boats. Then we built a 65 and fished Bermuda, the Cape Verde Islands and Brazil. As the dreams continued to grow, we towed the 80-foot Patriot through the South Pacific, fishing places like Tonga, Bora Bora and Nuku Hiva. I’m blessed to be fishing and building boats with my family. My dream sport-fishing destination? Wherever the next adventuring sportsmen may find it; if we’re lucky, maybe it will be us.

Tim Winters

Winter Custom Yachts

Apex, North Carolina

Courtesy Tim Winters

My favorite has to be the seamounts off Costa Rica — the blue marlin fishing there is just incredible. When you’re seeing 15 or more blues a day, you’re able to fine-tune your approach and try different things rather than getting in a rut. When we’re blue marlin fishing in North Carolina, we’re using lures — plug and chug — but in Costa Rica, we’re ­pitch-baiting fish on the teasers, and it’s a whole lot more exciting. It’s interesting to see how long a fish will stay in the spread too. We’re building two boats for the Pacific, so I’m looking forward to spending more time there.

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Regulator Announces Mid-Year Model Upgrades

November 20, 2017 (EDENTON, NC) – Regulator Marine, manufacturers of the finest in offshore sportfishing boats, hosted its largest annual “Regulator Marine University” (RMU) to date November 13-15 in Edenton, NC. In addition to providing three days of interactive training sessions, seminars with Yamaha and Garmin, and keynote speeches from renowned sales experts, the company announced mid-model year upgrades and revealed plans for a phase two factory expansion, which, combined with the new Lean Manufacturing initiative, will ensure that the manufacturer keeps pace with rising demand.

This Regulator 28 shows the new Laguna Blue color, available on all models. It also boasts a SureShade ATF Automated Cockpit Boat Shade. This extends and retracts automatically with the touch of a button at the helm or with wireless fob – now available on the Regulator 28. Shown is the first Regulator 28 to feature this SureShade system.

RMU is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Regulator President Joan Maxwell. “Gathering our dealers and salespeople for learning, recognition, and collaborative feedback on where Regulator is headed is critical to our success. This year, it took on even greater meaning as we introduced the next phase of what we are doing to meet demand, and previewed the first Regulator with sun shade comfort and tow bar option!”

Here’s a look at the mid-model year option upgrades, available immediately:

• Removable Watersports Tow Bar – now available on all models ($995)

SureShade ATF Automated Cockpit Boat Shade extends and retracts automatically with the touch of a button at the helm or with wireless fob now available on the Regulator 28 ($9,395)

• Forward Sun Shade, engineered in all-weather canvas to be easily installed and removed manually, and stored under the gunwale – now available on the Regulator 28 ($2,195)

Garmin Offshore Package, including two 16” GPSMAP screens installed on black flushmount electronics face – now available on the Regulator 28

• Laguna Blue, a new gelcoat color – now available on all models

Of course, RMU left room for fun and recognition at the annual RMU Awards night, held on November 15, to close out the three-day event. The following awards were given:

Oyster Harbors Marine (Osterville, MA) accepted the “Dealership of the Year” Award

• Five-time winner Michael Hayes of Suffolk Marine Center (Babylon, NY) accepted the “Salesman of the Year” Award

• Paul Ochs of Catawba Moorings (Port Clinton, OH) accepted the “Northeast Salesman of the Year” Award

• Kevin Hunter of Bluewater Yacht Sales (Mobile, AL) accepted the “Southeast Salesman of the Year” Award

• Scott James of Bluewater Yacht Sales (Hampton, VA) accepted the “Mid-Atlantic Salesman of the Year”

More information at:

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ABOUT REGULATOR MARINE

Born and built to last in Edenton, North Carolina since 1988, Regulator boats are tested against the challenging conditions of the Outer Banks, and delivered to locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. As manufacturers of premiere sportfishing boats ranging from the Regulator 23 to the Regulator 41, as well as custom patrol boats and stand outs like the “Indestructible Queen Bee” – a 26-foot boat that survived a 3-year, 3,500-mile unmanned trans-Atlantic journey – Regulator delivers American-made craftsmanship like no other. www.regulatormarine.com

September New Powerboat Registrations Up 4.4 Percent

11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM | Statistics

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through September 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.4 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling twelve-month (R12M) period through September.

Highlights from the report include:

• Nearly all segments were up through September (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: cruisers (up 9.1 percent), tow boats (up 7.7 percent), pontoons (up 7.1 percent) and personal watercraft (up 6.4 percent).

• Outboards boats, which represent 65 percent of total new powerboat sales, were up 4.2 percent in registrations.

• Larger boats 27’ and greater, were up 7.8 percent through September (R12M YOY).

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Sold: 2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console

 

New to the Market: 2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console $69,777.00 will make a Great Bay Boat

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Jupiter Marine Awards Maryland Territory to Bluewater Yacht Sales

Bluewater Yacht Sales is pleased to announce the expansion of their Jupiter Marine territory to become the exclusive Jupiter boat dealer for all of Maryland. The market share expansions in these regions is sure to extend as Bluewater & Jupiter join efforts in Maryland.
JupiterBluewater Yacht Sales has been operating for nearly 50 years and is known for their commitment to the leading quality brands in the boating industry. Likewise, Jupiter Marine of Palmetto, Florida, has over 25 years of boatbuilding experience and holds a reputation for creating yacht-quality custom center console boats. “Working with Bluewater Yacht Sales is an absolute treat,” exclaims Mike Adams, Jupiter National Sales Manager. “They are pure professionals and very big-picture oriented. Their sales team is incredibly experienced and led by Jan Boone, who’s career has been built on customer relationships and building boats that fulfill their desires and dreams.”
Jupiter’s current portfolio features fishing boats ranging from 25′ to 41′, with the 38 HFS model set to be Bluewater’s first offering in Maryland. This boat will debut under the Bluewater flag during the Ocean City Tuna Tournament from July 14 – 16, before commencing on a tour throughout Bluewater’s Mid-Atlantic Jupiter territory. Bluewater proudly services Maryland customers from 3 world-class offices in Baltimore, Grasonville & Ocean City.
In addition to celebrating the territory expansion, Bluewater Yacht Sales will be touting Jupiter’s semi-custom production prowess with their heavily-customized 38 HFS powered by triple Yamaha F300 engines and boasting a Stone Gray Metallic hull with powder coated T-top frame. This offshore center console includes all the fishing amenities needed including a stand-up bait prep center with tackle storage and a generous 53-gallon livewell, plus two massive 104-gallon in-deck fish boxes and plenty of rod holders.
Bluewater President Jan Boone explains, “The partnership between these two great brands is sure to elevate both of our companies throughout the region, and give exciting new options to Maryland’s boaters.” Bluewater’s forthcoming stock inventory of multiple customized Jupiter models ranging from 25′ to 38′ will give Mid-Atlantic boaters yet another world-class brand selection to look to for a boating experience like no other.

Jupiter 38 HFS Tour Schedule

Ocean City, MD

Ocean City Tuna Tournament
July 14 – 16, 2017
Ocean City Fishing Center

Ocean City, MD

White Marlin Open
August 7 – 11, 2017
Harbour Island Marina

Manteo, NC

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament
August 14 – 18, 2017
Pirate’s Cove Marina

Virginia Beach, VA

VA Beach Billfish Tournament
August 23 – 26, 2017
Virginia Beach Fishing Center

Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Boat Show
September 8 – 10, 2017
Port City Marina

Annapolis, MD

United States Powerboat Show
October 12 – 15, 2017
Annapolis City Docks

Request a showing of our customized Jupiter 38 HFS.
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About Bluewater Yacht Sales
Serving the marine industry since 1968, Bluewater Yacht Sales now represents a collection of the most esteemed new boat brands and brokerage listings on the Mid-Atlantic and Florida. Currently, with offices in 9 locations stretching from Baltimore to Palm Beach, Bluewater’s cadre of nearly 40 sales representatives strive to serve customers with unrivaled expertise and attentiveness. Believing that strong service capabilities are the backbone of any successful sales organization, Bluewater’s service network has grown to be comprised of some of the most highly regarded yards on the East Coast, including the Bluewater Yacht Yard and Yachting Center in Hampton, VA, the Jarrett Bay Marine Park in Beaufort NC, and the Bluewater Outer Banks Yacht Yard in Wanchese, NC.
About Jupiter Marine
With over 25 years of boat building experience, the Jupiter Team is committed to building the finest, most technologically advanced offshore sportfishing boats available today. Jupiter boats are specifically designed to run at high speeds in offshore sea conditions while, at the same time, providing passengers with a smooth, comfortable and amazingly dry ride under adverse conditions. Using only the highest quality materials and the finest craftsmen, Jupiter handcrafts each boat to the owner’s exact specifications. Customizing their products to each owner’s requirements is what sets Jupiter apart as a premium semi-custom boat builder and their customers as astute boat owners.

Volvo Penta becomes majority owner of innovative outboard motor manufacturer Seven Marine.

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Volvo Penta has signed an agreement to become the major owner of innovative premium outboard motor manufacturer, Seven Marine, enabling the Swedish company to extend its scope of world-leading integrated propulsion systems.

“With this acquisition, Volvo Penta is entering the outboard motor segment,” says Volvo Penta president, Björn Ingemanson. “Together with Seven Marine, we are on a journey to expand the scope of supply with our customers and invest in the growth of a platform to shape the future of the outboard industry.”

The deal will broaden Volvo Penta’s technology platform, offering a modular, cutting-edge solution, regardless of the energy source, to deliver the desired power in the water. Seven Marine will be able to further develop its existing innovative outboard technology to satisfy a wider range of needs for its premium and exclusive customer base. This strategic collaboration will strengthen their combined footprint in the marine market.

“This is an exciting step for Volvo Penta,” says Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “We are combining the strength of two highly innovative companies to deliver an unbeatable engine range for the gasoline segment. We will not only come to market with an extremely attractive outboard solution, but we will deliver the benefits of our world-class service network to a broader range of customers.”

World-class innovation
Seven Marine, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, was founded in 2010 by a team with many years’ specialist experience in marine technology. With a proven track record in delivering luxury performance gasoline outboards for the high-end leisure market, Seven Marine produces the most powerful outboard models in the world, running at 557 and 627 hp. Thanks to the unmatched horsepower of its outboards, the company is able to meet the demand for larger, outboard powered boats. Customers benefit from the ability to go farther, faster, more efficiently with leading and innovative product style and design.

Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications. The engine program comprises diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 900 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment.

The company’s small block V8 engines are fitted horizontally and leverage modern, automotive quality and technology. This includes use of fresh-water cooling for enhanced durability and corrosion protection and a supercharger to produce excellent performance. Volvo Penta has over 110 years of experience as a market leader in engine and propulsion systems, delivering a history of innovations to the marine industry, such as the Aquamatic Sterndrive, Volvo Penta IPS, and Forward Drive. The company’s easy boating philosophy is the driving force behind groundbreaking solutions to make boating easy, enjoyable and more fun. With its current product portfolio, Volvo Penta offers one of the widest ranges of world-class marine diesel and gasoline engines in the industry.

Shared vision
The use of automotive technology is a common aspect between Volvo Penta’s gasoline sterndrive range and Seven Marine’s outboard motors. Seven Marine’s approach to exploring new techniques and design architecture is a key driver behind Volvo Penta’s decision to become majority owner in Seven Marine.

With this acquisition, the two companies will collaborate to continue to develop Seven Marine’s leading outboard offerings, which not only leverages the strength of the company’s existing technology, but also has sustainability in mind. “The Seven Marine concept mirrors the successful strategy we have followed in pursuing automotive technology,” says Björn Ingemanson, president of Volvo Penta. “Just as we are a leader in diesel and gasoline engine technology, Seven Marine leads its market for state-of-the-art outboards.” He adds: “We have a shared vision for the future, and this deal provides an ideal platform for us to grow and adapt together. We will move forward in leading the development of world-class performance and sustainability for the most premium of outboard motor segments.”

Seven Marine will operate as a stand-alone entity retaining its brand, product line and organizational structure. Ron Huibers, Volvo Penta’s president of the Americas region, will be the chairman of Seven Marine and Rick Davis will remain as Seven Marine’s president and CEO. With this approach, Seven Marine will benefit from the strength and stability of being part of a larger, international organization, while still maintaining its entrepreneurial spirit. “This is a great development for us,” says Rick Davis, president and CEO, at Seven Marine. “As a young company we have pushed ourselves forward to revolutionize the outboard engine experience in a short period of time. And in partnering with Volvo Penta, we will have a solid backing to continue improving the customer experience through the pursuit of technological and innovation advancement.”

 

Volvo Penta becomes majority owner of innovative outboard motor manufacturer Seven Marine.

BACK COVE 32 PERFORMANCE DATA – CUMMINS QSB-SL 425HP

We have completed the testing of the Back Cove 32 powered with the Cummins QSB-SL 425hp and have included the performance data below. We will follow with the date for the Volvo Penta 370 by the end of July. Have a great holiday weekend!
DOWNLOAD DATASHEET PDFs

2018 Back Cove 32 In Stock at our Beaufort, NC Office.

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New Jupiter 30 “Traveller” leaving with it’s New Owner Today!

Congrats Guys!!

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Jupiter 30 “Traveller”

 

Our 2018 Jupiter 30 is on Order Now for Mid Summer:

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2018 Jupiter 30 HFS Center Console ON Order Bluewater Yacht Sales

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BoatUS criticizes pro-ethanol ad campaign

BoatUS is taking exception to a Renewable Fuels Association advertising campaign that promotes the use of gasoline containing 10 percent ethanol in boats.

BoatUS said the RFA “continues to spread mistruths” in supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard, a 2005 federal law that requires the blending of biofuels such as corn ethanol into the nation’s gasoline supply.

An RFA ad that appears as a two-page spread in the May-June issue of Marina Dock Age and unveils the association’s campaign says 10 percent ethanol blends “are increasingly becoming the fuel of choice for savvy boaters.”

BoatUS counters by arguing that although E10 is the fuel most commonly sold in the United States, it is not the choice recreational boaters prefer.

“According to those surveyed by BoatUS, 91 percent prefer non-ethanol fuel for their boats,” BoatUS said in a statement.

“Unfortunately, non-ethanol gas is facing more uncertainty, as the government mandate to increase the volume of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply may actually reduce the availability of ethanol-free gas,” BoatUS added. “While ethanol boosts a fuel’s octane rating, the U.S. Department of Energy acknowledges that ethanol contains less energy than gasoline and ‘result(s) in lower fuel economy.’ ”

In an infographic that is not in the Marina Dock Age ad, the RFA offers this tip: “Ensure a tight seal, if water is found, dry the tank before refueling.”

Says BoatUS, “This impractical and potentially very unsafe ‘tip’ asks boaters with built-in fuel tanks to do the impossible. Removing and disposing of phase-separated fuel — a result of too much water in moisture-attracting ethanol fuels — can only be done safely by professionals and is expensive. Even for those with portable fuel tanks, this RFA spin offers no practical, reality-based solution to the challenging disposal issue of the ethanol-and-water-soaked gas.”

“Regular maintenance is key,” the RFA infographic says. BoatUS counters by arguing that 87 percent of respondents in a 2016 survey by Boating Industry magazine said they saw boat engine damage that ethanol caused.

“Ethanol is a boom for the service departments [and a] huge drag on our industry because it negatively affects the customers,” a boat manufacturer said in the survey. “It makes them hate boating. It ruins their day, their boat and their entire boating experience.”

The RFA ad includes comments supporting the use of E10 from Mike Valentine, president and owner of the Crappie Masters, and Vernon Barfield, former vice president and tech chairman of the National Boat Racing Association.

“The fact still remains that E10 fuel has been approved to safely run in all marine motors,” Valentine says in the ad. “For three seasons now, Crappie Masters has received zero complaints nor had any fuel-related engine problems reported. Every poll taken has shown 100 percent of our tournament anglers are using E10 fuel in their boats.”

BoatUS counters that the RFA sponsors both of those organizations.

The RFA said that beyond the ad in Marina Dock Age, its campaign will feature educational outreach and additional ad placement in news outlets throughout the country.

 

Source: BoatUS criticizes pro-ethanol ad campaign

Viking 37 Billfish Arrives at Bluewater Yachting Center

The Viking 37 Billfish just arrived today at Bluewater Yachting Center. I will be at Bluewater all day on Saturday if anyone would like to take a look. 

2017 Viking 37 Billfish Information
Contact me at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com

Power and Motoryacht: Regulator 31 Debut at Miami Boat Show

Regulator 31

Contact me at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com to see our stock Regulator 31

 

Great Sunny Day for a Survey. 

282 Grady White in the slings: 

Contact me At (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com & find your next boat. 

Sport Fishing Magazine:Jupiter Marine 25 Bay on the 2017 Boat Buyers Guide

25 Bay has high gunwales, flush decks, massive tournament-style livewells, and plenty of storage.

Jupiter Marine 25 Bay

Courtesy of Jupiter Marine

LOA: 26′ 1″ | Beam: 8’6″ | Fuel Capacity: 91 gal. | Dry Weight: 3,700 lb. plus power | Max HP: 300 | Certifications: NMMA

Cruising at high speeds in big seas, passengers comfortable and dry all the while: That’s what Jupiter Marine expects of its boats.

Those who own or have ­experience with Jupiter fishing boats say they hit the mark — and how! They’re within a dock-line toss of the top rankings among ­oft-reviewed boats in our survey.

Those who know the boats love nearly everything about them, but their highest accolades went for the way they’re built and perform, and the prestige of the brand. (Everything is relative too: Jupiter’s lowest scores matched the highest of some other brands.)

Carl Herndon — former founder/CEO of Blackfin Yacht Corporation — gathered a likewise-seasoned team of skilled craftsmen to launch Jupiter Marine in 1998 and has since expanded its product line.

In the quarter-century since, the brand’s fan club has grown as the company deftly blended new technology with the uncompromising quality on which it has always insisted.

It’s a specialist in outboard-powered offshore sport-fishing boats acclaimed for great looks, seaworthiness, speed, quality and features, and all built on a solid, nearly indestructible hull. Boats are built to your specifications, but all those traits, the company says proudly, are “standard equipment” on every Jupiter.

Jupiter 25 BAY

Newest, smallest and likely nimblest in a line that goes to 41 feet, Jupiter’s new 25 Bay concedes nothing to its big siblings. It embraces all their offshore strengths while ­boasting its own brand of shallow-water potential.

Like the offshore specialists, the 25 Bay has high gunwales, flush decks, massive tournament-style livewells, and plenty of storage. But it’s a bay boat at heart, with a draft of just ­14 inches, sandbar-friendly.

Going far? The 91-gallon fuel capacity will get you there and back. Traveling first on land? This boat rides its trailer well too, with a beam of 8 feet 6 inches.

Jupiter Marine 25 Bay

Courtesy of Jupiter Marine

Add a teak sole if you wish. A trademark of Jupiter is easy access to maintenance areas.

You can match the helm to your fishing style; the center console welcomes dual navigation displays. Ready to go with standard features, options include seat, upholstery and fabric upgrades; custom ­hardtop or tower with second ­station; outriggers; kingfish-style rod ­holders; Power Pole shallow-water anchor system; trolling motor; and more.

How does it run? Ahead of an optional Yamaha F300, it cruises nicely at 30 to 40 mph and can hit 50+ mph at wide-open throttle.

Says Jupiter president Carl Herndon, proudly: “Run shallow, go offshore, stay late at the sandbar, dress up for cocktails …. This boat can do it all.”

Courtesy of Sport Fishing Magazine: 2017 Jupiter 25

Contact Hank Sibley at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com for more information on The Jupiter 25 Bay

Sold: 2003 Capps Custom Carolina Express Sportfisherman

$299,995.00

This Capp’s Custom Carolina designed Express Sportfisherman was built by Nelva Capps of Capps Boatworks in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Kryptonite is a two owner boat with low hours and has been meticulously maintained by Capps Boatworks since its purchase. If you are focused on having a Custom Carolina Express, this boat will not disappoint you.

 

2003 Capps Custom Carolina 40 Express Sportfisherman

Contact Hank Sibley at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com

 

Sold: 1999 Jupiter 27 Center Console: $64,777.00

Ready for Holiday Fishing:

2005 Yamaha 225 Four Strokes with New Exhaust 

2010 Venture Trailer

New Simrad Electronics and Cockpit Lighting 

1999 Jupiter 27 Center Console

 

Contact Hank Sibley at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com for more information1999 Jupiter 27 Center Console Cuddy: $64,777.00

The Viking 75 Motor Yacht: Entertainment with a View

 
When we introduced the 75 Motor Yacht at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the favorable response was gratifying to our design team because it not only acknowledged our past motor yacht history, but also recalibrated our commitment to expand the line with new models now under construction, including the Viking 82 and 93 Motor Yachts.
At the 2016 Fort Lauderdale boat show we showcased another significant achievement with a new layout in the salon of the 75 Motor Yacht on display. The open galley plan creates a dramatic new spin for onboard entertaining by replacing a formal dining area with casual bar stool seating. Combined with under counter refrigeration, the galley and the salon are surrounded by water views that extend from the stern to the bow enhancing the sociable atmosphere with enticing spaciousness.
Opposite the galley, custom crafted polished stainless steel, wide teak steps and leather appointments meld luxuriously with attentiveness to detail and provide safe accessibility to the enclosed bridge.
Upholstered mullions artfully compartmentalize the wide windshield providing picture frame views underway while inviting natural light aboard. Dual dining and relaxing areas serve as intimate retreats.
A full beam master suite enjoys design benefits of the hull-side windows to accentuate space and airiness. Three additional staterooms, plus private accessed crew quarters abaft the engineroom contribute to the yacht’s commitment to comfort and privacy
The climate controlled enclosed bridge delivers superb visibility, while abaft the helm a spacious second salon allows guests to ride and relax in Viking style.

Sold: 2006 Evans Custom Deadrise Sportfisherman Reduced $199,975.00

Waverunner II  is a 38′ Coast Guard Inspected Vessel, custom built to accommodate larger groups of anglers (up to 28). This boat is a designed and built by Evans Boats, Inc. in Crisfield, MD. Evans boats are built in the unique deadrise style of the Chesapeake Bay commercial boats, and are used for recreation and for commercial fishing. They are known for their fuel efficiency and great speed in spite of their size. This boat is set up for cruising. It is very solid, dry and smooth riding even in rough water.

 

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2006 Evans Custom Deadrise Sportfisherman

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Rockfish Special: 2008 Grady-White 282 Express $86,500.00

Ready for the Rockfish Season:

Contact Hank Sibley at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com for more information on this Grady-White Express. 

 

Rockfish Special: 2008 Grady-White 282 Express $86,500.00

EPA raises expected level of ethanol for 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency reversed course from its initial proposal regarding mandated ethanol volumes for 2017, acting to increase the volumes more than initially proposed.

The EPA announced on Wednesday, the day prior to a long weekend for many, that it raised its corn ethanol volume mandate for 2017 to levels Congress set in the 2007 Renewable Fuel Standard, “handing a win to agricultural groups and biofuel makers,” according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

In the final volume rule, the agency said it would require that 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuel be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply, an increase from the 14.8 billion gallons it had called for in its May proposal.

The May proposal had raised the ire of both ethanol opponents and proponents.

The new figure is in line with the mark that Congress prescribed under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the George W. Bush administration almost a decade ago.

“The EPA decided to revert back to the congressional vision of RFS. That’s what we’re dealing with in 2017,” NMMA senior manager of government relations Michael Lewan told Trade Only Today. “It’s definitely a bit of a departure.”

The EPA has slowed the increase of ethanol in the overall fuel supply in previous years from the requirements set forth in the 2007 RFS, but continues to set increases the law requires.

The EPA’s newest proposal increases the need for higher blends of ethanol to record levels in 2017, pushing further past the E10 blend wall, according to critics of the proposal. The blend wall is the term used for the maximum amount of ethanol in fuel that all engines can tolerate — which is E10, or 10 percent ethanol.

The total mandate for biofuels rose to 19.28 billion gallons. The requirement for cellulosic advanced biofuels was set at 311 million gallons, and advanced biofuels were set to 4.28 billion gallons. The 2018 biodiesel mandate has been left unchanged from the proposal at 2.1 billion gallons.

“Today’s decision by the EPA directly threatens the safety of millions of American boaters,” NMMA president Thom Dammrich said Wednesday in a statement.

“EPA ignored the overwhelming evidence presented by the boating industry in its decision to increase the 2017 ethanol mandate to record highs. EPA’s misguided decision not only denies the public choice at the pump to purchase ethanol-free fuels, but they are now increasing the spread of a dangerous, prohibited fuel blend that will cause damage to marine engines and raises serious safety concerns. It’s clear that the EPA has failed in its duty — now more than ever NMMA urges the new Congress and the Trump administration to work together to deliver actual reforms that fix this broken law and protects the millions of American boaters.”

Donald Trump came out in support of the ethanol industryleading up to the Iowa caucus in January. On Sept. 15 Trump “momentarily” said he would repeal a key piece of the fuel standard, but quickly changed course.

The Trump campaign website briefly posted a fact sheet announcing his opposition to a key component of the biofuel law, saying it “penalizes refineries if they do not meet certain blending requirements. These requirements have turned out to be impossible to meet, and are bankrupting many of the small and midsize refineries in this country,” according to the Times-Picayune.

That fact sheet was quickly taken down later on Sept. 15 after pressure from the ethanol industry, the newspaper said.

A Trump campaign official declined to comment on the change in the fact sheet, saying only that Trump’s commitment to the standard as it is written is “unshakeable,” The Hill reported on Sept. 15.

Still, Lewan was optimistic that the new administration could usher in the RFS reforms the industry has sought.

“There’s ample opportunity as we shift to get reforms that break the cycle and update the 2007 law to update the law to current market realities,” Lewan said. “Ultimately, the EPA did last November come below the statutory requirements for 2016. This year EPA had proposed to come the same proportion below the 2017 requirements, but they have upped that number a bit, which is disappointing, but it underscores why we can’t rely on EPA and government agencies to rule in our favor. We need legislative changes and for Congress to work together to fix the law they wrote. I think there’s a good opportunity entering January to use this announcement as a catalyst to show why we need change sooner rather than later.”

 

Source: EPA raises expected level of ethanol for 2017

Federal judge issues injunction against new overtime rule

A little more than a week before it was scheduled to take effect, a federal judge Tuesday blocked an Obama administration rule that would have extended overtime eligibility to 4 million Americans.

The Labor Department’s overhaul of the overtime rule would require employers to pay time-and-a-half to salaried employees who work more than 40 hours in a given week and earn less than $47,476 a year.

 

Read More: Federal judge issues injunction against new overtime rule

Viking Yachts: The Long and the Short of It

The Viking 37 Billfish
 The Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible
Viking co-founder Bill Healey has no shortage of infamous sayings that cut through the chaff when he is making a point about boat building. “The long and short of it” is one example and clearly describes two models we have under construction at both ends of our product spectrum.
The 37 Billfish is being built at our Viking Mullica facility, and even in its earliest stages has gathered quite a following with nearly half of the year’s production snapped up by eager buyers who appreciate the classic day boat style that best serves sport fishing fanatics.  Reminiscent of the popular Merritts and Rybovichs fawned over by the Palm Beach sailfish and Cat Cay tuna fishermen in the late 1950s and 1960s, the 37 Billfish is the heir apparent to a new chapter of fish boat history.
From bow to stern the 37 Billfish is about form and function. The slick hull and running surface are designed to slip through the water maximizing the response and performance from its twin diesel power. In the deckhouse, there is ample space for a convertible dinette, a lounge, good tackle stowage and even a lower helm station to extend both ends of the fishing season in northern climes, while providing comfort from the heat in tropical paradises like Costa Rica. The flying bridge is set up tournament fashion with a center console helm and flanking lounges. In the cockpit, it’s all fishy business with a transom door, transom live well, bait freezers and twin mezzanines.
With an amazing interior featuring a private stateroom forward, a well-equipped galley and a head and shower you’d expect to see on a 40-footer, the 37 Billfish easily transforms into a perfect family cruising yacht when the fishing rods are put away.
This galley module with lush Juno teak joinery bespeaks Viking‘s talented shipwrights. Look for the first 37 Billfish during the 21st Annual Viking VIP Boat Show Preview at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, February 3-4, 2017, and later that month at the Yachts Miami Beach boat show.
At the opposite end, our flagship 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible is simply an amazing accomplishment.
A sprawling salon of epic proportions is captivating in every attentive detail to elegance and luxury.
The galley is appropriately equipped with world class appliances and conveniences, including bar stool seating.
For more formal dining affairs, seating for six beckons guests with attentive grandeur.
A strikingly beautiful master suite, one of five staterooms, is a lavish achievement featuring motor yacht ambiance.
The forward helm is complemented with an aft station for docking and fishing. Abaft the helm area, luxurious appointments create a second climate-controlled salon with raised seating, entertainment options, and endless water views.
The after-deck lounge with its extended flying bridge overhang is a sheltered conversation area with inviting accommodations for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Port side ladder steps provide outside access to the enclosed bridge. Port and starboard teak planked stairs lead to the cockpit.
A sizable mezzanine in the cockpit serves as a convenient observation perch with the deck providing access to refrigeration and freezer spaces, tackle stowage and passage to the engineroom and crew quarters.
With 238 square feet of cockpit space, the 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible is well equipped for serious tournament fishing and includes numerous amenities including a transom live well, a transom door, fish wells, a refrigerated drink box, gaff and tag stick stowage, rounded coamings, flush rod holders and more. To truly appreciate the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, please click here when you are ready for a personal virtual tour.
Please click here for information on the Murray Helm Chair Voluntary Recall. 

Contact Hank Sibley at hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com or (804) 337-1945 for more information.

The New Jupiter 25 Bay

The New Jupiter 25 Bay on display at The Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show: 


Jupiter 25 Bay
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Jupiter Marine Display at 2016 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

Find me at the Jupiter Marine Display at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show this weekend. 

Our Stock Jupiters at Bluewater Yacht Sales: 

Bluewater Yacht Sales Stock Jupiters 

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No cause found for marina fire that killed Urbanna couple

URBANNA, Va. (AP) — Investigators have been unable to determine what caused a massive February fire that killed two people and destroyed or damaged more than 20 boats at a Middlesex County marina.

Source: No cause found for marina fire that killed Urbanna couple

Viking 37 Billfish

You may recall that the Billfish 37 was a popular model (27 were sold) for Ocean Yachts starting in 2008; what you may not know is that With Viking’s acquisition of Ocean Yachts a few months ago, it now has the rights, and the Ocean employees, to breathe new life into the once-feared-deceased model.

Source: Viking 37 Billfish

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Bluewater Yacht Sales Viking 37 Billfish

The Rebirth of the Chesapeake 22

I started building this hull with my dad in the mid 1980’s:

These two pictures are one of the ones I built in 1989. Randy is installing a new T-Top as we speak for the new owner. The Chesapeake  gave me the boat fever and why I’m at Bluewater Yacht Sales today. 


My good friend Randy Moubray from Moubray Company has purchased the updated molds and boat below from another friend Dave Mueller. This will be the demo boat with new Outboard on a bracket and Hardtop. 

The New Moubray Center Consoles will be available soon with interior liner and many new extras. Exciting Times! 

Contact Randy or myself for information. Below is Randy’s contact info:         

Randy L. Moubray

Moubray Company

WORK (804) 435-6334

PERSONAL randymoubray@yahoo.com

FACEBOOK randy.moubray

33′ Wellcraft Scarab 1999 – New Listing at Bluewater Yacht Sales $59,999.00

New Listing: 1999 Scarab 33 AVS 

 

1999 Wellcraft Scarab AVS

1999 Wellcraft Scarab 33 AVS

1999 Wellcraft Scarab AVS

1999 Wellcraft Scarab 33 AVS

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Full Listing: 33′ Wellcraft 1999 – Yacht for Sale | Bluewater Yacht Sales

Busy Two Days in Florida

Had two surveys in Florida: 
“Moose” 58 Alex Willis at Huckins in Jacksonville: 


Then Off to Pompano Beach for The Regulator 28 Transit: 


Just landed in Charlotte from Orlando:


Thank goodness that I cancelled Delta before they got me! 

Yamaha rolls out 2016 Summer Sales Promotion

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Yamaha Marine Group said it is holding a “Celebrate Summer” sales event.

The promotion offers consumers as much as $500 in dealer credit on eligible new 2.5- to 75-hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard models toward the purchase of goods and/or services available at the authorized participating Yamaha outboard dealer that sold the engine.

The company said customers who purchase eligible new Yamaha four-stroke outboards in the 90- to 300-hp range can add two years of Yamaha extended service to their three-year Yamaha limited warranty, for a total of five years of coverage at no additional cost.

“This promotion offers great built-in value with the purchase of our most popular four-stroke outboard models,” Yamaha Marine Group marketing division manager Dale Barnes said in a statement. “With the ‘Celebrate Summer’ sales event, customers will have even more reasons to enjoy the best season for family and fun on the water.”

Yamaha said the event is effective for select eligible new four-stroke outboards purchased and warranty-registered between July 15 and Aug. 31.

 

Source: Yamaha rolls out summer sales promotion

 

Pick out your Regulator or Jupiter Outboard Now!:

 

Viking 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht Takes Flight

Viking 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht Takes Flight
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Our new motor yacht division at Viking enjoyed a jump start in popularity when we premiered the 75 Motor Yacht at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Combining convertible-like performance with luxurious elegance and sophistication, this fresh entry created a groundswell of interest and excitement in the industry. Never resting on our laurels, we are pleased to present another new motor yacht, the 82 CMY, which not only showcases a sprawling open bridge command station, but also adds a multi-faceted cockpit to further embrace the Viking motor yacht lifestyle.
The open bridge layout incorporates a center line helm with companion seating, and an abundance of water views. Abaft, a J-shape wet bar with a stainless-steel sink, refrigeration and an electric grill will help get the party started.  A large dinette to port accommodates family size gatherings in comfortable surroundings. Further aft, there is a sun pad, room for lounge chairs or a dinghy, and a teak planked staircase to the lower after deck.
Topside, unique interior and exterior gathering areas for dining and relaxing create intimate entertaining and conversation spaces, which span fluidly from bow to stern.  Elegant accommodations are highlighted with spacious staterooms, including a full beam master suite, three inviting guest staterooms, each with a private head and shower, and privately accessed crew quarters in the stern.
The first 82 CMY hull has just been pulled from the mold and the yacht will join the production line in the coming weeks.

Viking 82 Motor Yacht Bluewater Yacht Sales 

For more information contact me at (804) 33-1945 or hsibley@bluewaterytachtsales.com 

 

Viking 48 Convertible from Power and Motoryacht 

 

Viking 48 Convertible

HOT TAKE: The first Viking 48 Convertible hit the high seas more than 30 years ago, and immediately became the leader of the pack. Thanks to an ongoing evolution of design at Viking, this new version adds cruise-worthiness to the fishbox.

Walk down any fishy, fishy, fishy dock in the land and you’ll agree. Even from far off, the new 48 Convertible virtually exudes the iron-fisted elegance that puts Viking Yachts at the very top of the sportfishing food chain today. The style lines are soft, simple, but wholly resolute. Her stem is dramatically, saltily raked. The foredeck is wide and chastely unencumbered, carrying its sea-stomping beaminess well aft, thereby noticeably broadening the cockpit as well as the interior layout. And how about that black-metallic windshield mask? The darn thing blends so precisely with the side windows that a veritable slew of exterior details gets seamlessly transformed into one, single, perfect wraparound feature. Beautiful? Yup, and also just a little bit fierce.

Then there’s the comfort factor. The saloon, accessed from the cockpit through a sliding fiberglass door, features cabinet-grade joinery of teak or walnut, with either a satin or high-gloss finish. There’s an expansive, L-shaped lounge to starboard with hi-lo cocktail table, a sinuous credenza opposite to port, and, to relax after a full day of fishing or cruising, a robust home-theatre system with a 40-inch flatscreen and the booming bass that only surround sound can produce. A U-shaped galley, farther forward, features easy-to-maintain Amtico flooring, plenty of undercounter stowage, Cambria countertops, and the sort of appliances you tend to see in high-end homes in high-end neighborhoods.

Very much the same theme prevails in the accommodation spaces,  a couple of steps down from the saloon. Two guest staterooms (along with a dayhead) occupy the port side, and there’s a large en suite master to starboard with a big, cushy HandCraft mattress as well as drawers, cabinets, and hanging lockers galore. The hanging lockers, by the way, are maple-lined and, with a nod to practicality, the en suite also offers Amtico flooring, Cambria countertops (with an undercounter sink), and a large, fiberglass shower stall.

Don’t let the cool style lines and all the luxurious stuff fool you, though. It’s the Viking 48 Convertible’s battle-ready exterior (with its fishfighting cockpit and immense, Palm Beachy flybridge) and her solidly engineered engine room (with its wire runs labeled every 8 inches and massive I-beam engine beds) that most dramatically embrace her true mission in life: ranging far afield and doing some serious fishing along the way.

Viking 48 Convertible

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Source: Viking 48 Convertible