Sportfishing boats have been known for a lot of things in the past, but fast wasn’t really one of them. However, with advances in construction and technology, boat builders have been able to assemble some of the fastest sport fishing boats ever made.
I have scoured the internet as well as my own personal experiences traveling the world to bring you the fastest sportfishing boats made. Yes, there could be some that have not made the list, and if you would like to have a specific boat added, please get in touch with Us.
Bayliss 62′ “Tarheel”
The fifth boat on our list is the Bayliss “Tarheel,” a boat that combines power and efficiency in a 62’8″ package. With each of its two MTU M96L 12V engines delivering 1,920 horsepower, the Tarheel can reach a max speed of 46.5 knots. Even the cruise speed of the “Tarheel” is impressive at 37-41 knots.
Weaver 70′ “Southern Pride”
Finally, we have the Southern Pride, a 70-foot marvel with a displacement of 90,000 lbs. While its specific max speed is not mentioned, it’s estimated to be in the lower 50-knot range. This boat is powered by twin MTU 16V2000-M96L engines, showcasing the power and reliability of MTU engines in the world of sport fishing boats.
F&S 64′ “Full Throttle”
First on our list is the F&S Boatworks 64, affectionately known as “Full Throttle.” This boat is a testament to the power of engineering and design, boasting an overall length (LOA) of 64’4″ and a loaded displacement of 82,000 pounds. The Full Throttle is powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 engines, delivering a whopping 5,200 horsepower. This power translates into a max speed of 51.7 knots, making it a true speed demon on the water.
Jarrett Bay 70′ “Ravaganza
Next, we have the Jarrett Bay 70, or “Ravaganza,” a boat that combines power and elegance in a 70’2″ package. With a dry displacement of 93,000 pounds, the Ravaganza is propelled by twin MTU 16V2000 engines, producing a total of 4,800 horsepower. This power allows the Ravaganza to reach a max speed of 48 knots, making it a formidable contender in the race for the fastest sport fishing boat.
Spencer 60′ “Stream Weaver”
The third boat on our list is the Spencer 60, known as the “Stream Weaver.” This boat is a marvel of compact design and efficiency, with an LOA of 60′ and a displacement of 60,000 pounds. The Stream Weaver is powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines, delivering a total of 3,300 horsepower. This power allows the boat to reach a max speed of 47 knots, making it a strong competitor in the high-speed sport fishing boat category.
The fourth boat on our list is the Viking 70 Convertible, a boat that combines power and luxury in a 70’11” package. With a displacement of 123,000 pounds, the Viking 70 is powered by twin MTU 16V2000 engines, delivering a total of 5,200 horsepower. This power allows the Viking 70 to reach a max speed of 47 knots, making it a formidable presence on the water.
These boats represent the pinnacle of sport fishing boat design, combining power, speed, and luxury in packages that are as pleasing to the eye as they are thrilling to navigate. Whether you’re an avid angler or a speed enthusiast, these boats offer a unique blend of excitement and functionality that is sure to satisfy your need for speed on the open water.