A new design is floating on the drawing boards at DLBA Naval Architects! A combination of classic lines and modern style, the 64 Gentleman’s Sportfishing Yacht (GSY) screams classic cruiser while also providing a serious fishing platform. This is a custom design and build specifically intended to provide a new take on the traditional sportfish layouts.
Propulsion options range from standard inclined shafts to pods and can even can include waterjets – all driven by the latest diesel technology from all major engine suppliers. Operational draft is always a consideration and can be minimized using waterjets, although the inclined shaft version is offered with propeller tunnels to support running in skinny water.
The GSY provides top speeds approaching 50 knots and promises a soft dry ride with nimble and predictable handling. DLBA’s long history of world class sportfishing hull designs shines through striking that balance of a performance fishing machine with soft edges in just the right places. Whether you’re talking flat out speed when it’s slick calm, or superior ride quality when it’s snotty, this platform provides both in a smart, efficient package.
Flexibility with interior layout allows for owner customization to his or her tastes. Exterior spaces include an open helm feel while providing cover from the elements, an expansive mezzanine area, and a large cockpit allowing for serious angling or not so serious sun worshipping.
Systems will include the latest technology including gyro stabilization, top line electronics and navigation, and the coolest A/V and media setups – all to meet the owner’s specific requirements. Multiple stateroom and head arrangements are available.
The design is an extension of the current trend of mid-size express walkarounds for both sportfish and cruising yachts. Meant to provide style and performance, the Gentleman’s Sportfish hits the mark.