“Blue Time” is a custom built F & S…
The new 75-footer from Delaware-based F & S Boatworks, is a single-minded, impeccably built custom boat designed and built solely to be a viable player on the fishing circuit. “When it comes to fishing, luxurious accommodations and everything else we would need, we did as much aboard as we could do,” says Capt. Bill Wieteha. “As much as we could and more.”
Blue Time’s build took around 20 months. As with all boats of her class, there were challenges to be met, including designing in the necessary headroom and supplying the large storage spaces aboard, especially those associated with her fishing profile. She is built using diagonal-planked Okoume plywood, with three quarter-inch layers on the sides, three half-inch layers on the bottom, and one extra layer of half-inch beneath the engine room. Next comes one complete layer of 17-ounce biaxial cloth between the second and third layers of plywood, followed by two complete layers of that same cloth placed on the entire exterior of the hull. A layer of 12-ounce Kevlar covers the bottom, and another layer of 17-ounce is placed on the complete interior from the chines down. All the stringers, shear, chines and keel are constructed of clear vertical grain Douglas fir, while the topsides, from the shear up, are of Core-Cell and biaxial cloth.
Every hand crafted F & S sportfishing yacht embodies the perfect blend of craftsmanship and technology; resulting in the finest custom built boats available. Jim Floyd along with Joe Bonvetti and a select group of craftsmen use the latest technology along with the highest quality materials available to build yachts that perfectly fit their owner’s needs. Starting with a state of the art hull design, each F&S yacht is precisely crafted by hand with speed, fish-ability, and durability in mind.
Each cold-molded hull features a unique “stepped” design allowing for unmatched cruise and top speeds, coupled with the trademark flare and seakeeping abilities of a Carolina-style sportfishing boat.