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New Listing: 53 Jim Smith Tournament Boats Pescadora at $499,999.00

The 53′ Jim Smith “Pescadora” was originally designed and built as hull #2 in 1972 by Jim Smith as his personal boat, The Boca Jima V. Jim Smith set the standards as one of the early innovators for the light weight epoxy cold molded process, used by numerous custom boat builders today. 

The “Pescadora” received her first make over after Dick Moroso purchased the boat and changed her name to the “Speed Merchant”. “Speed Merchant” was know as one of the fastest boats of her time and placed in several tournaments including the White Marlin Open to the Pelican Sailfish Tournament.

From 2008 to present “Pescadora’s” heritage lives on with it’s recent refits. From the Cummins QSM-8’s with 1100 hours, full interior re-fit, including:

  •  All New Plumbing
  • All New Electrical
  • All New HVAC Systems
  • Along with All New Interior Finishes.
  • The new exterior paint completed in 2015 by Bluewater Yacht Yards. 

Over $1 million spent by the seller since purchase. Don’t miss out on this Pristine Sportfisherman with several modern comforts. 


1972 Jim Smith Custom Convertible Pescadora Bluewater Yacht Sales


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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

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New Arrival: 2003 Capps Custom Carolina Express Sportfisherman


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

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