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2022-23 Sportfish Build Report – Duffie Boatworks

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Featured Builder – Duffie Boatworks

Duffie Boatworks is the ninth of 12 boat builders featured in the 2022-2023 build report. The company’s owner, Jon Duffie, passionately loves Carolina-style builds and is especially proud of his latest projects, which combine classic integrity with modern efficiency.

79’ Reel Joy | Hull #4

Length: 79’

Beam: 21’6”

Fuel Capacity: 3,100 gal.

Fresh Water Capacity: 425 gal.

Genset: (2) 30kW Northern Lights

Drivetrain: (2) 16V MTU M96L 2600 HP

Stabilization: Seakeeper 35

Interior Layout: 4 Staterooms, 4 Head Layout w/ a Tackle Room

This build is the manifestation of our owner’s lifelong dream. It presented a unique opportunity to show that we are not constrained with one style and design as craftsmen and as a boatbuilding company. The contemporary styling is a departure from our normal lines, but we think you will agree that she is going to be stunning. Working hand in hand with the owner and crew through the design process gave us the opportunity to reimagine the look of their current vessel, which was ahead of her time when built. She is modern and timeless. Being built around a schedule that travels extensively and fishes the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean in the same calendar year, she will be prepared for any fishing situation.

Duffie 79 Reel Joy
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