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World's Largest Sportfish?

Discussion in 'General Sportfish Discussion' started by YachtForums, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    "Mary P" and "Lady Ana"

    Nice lines on that Trinity. It occurred to me that she's probably the only sportfisherman whose sheer size dominates her tuna tower.

    Regarding the Denison (not to pick on Frank's kids, but what other manufacturer saw such a large percentage of her builds grace Davy Jone's locker?) and the myriad stories concerning her demise, the most credible one I heard came from a captain buddy of mine who was in the same yard as "Lady Ana" when work was being done. Seems she was a bit heavy aft, and her scuppers had a tendency to wash the cockpit when not underway. They "fixed" this by either closing off or greatly reducing the scupper size.

    A couple of breaking following seas, not unknown out in the Canyons, and we might be havin' a problem, Houston.

    Anyone else hear something similar?
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    I made mention of the same in an e-mail yesterday. The original "Mary P" (the "P" is for Pennington), is an 87' Queenship. The owners wanted a flybridge *on top* of the skylounge, which made for a skyscraping sportfish. Gorgeous boat that received well deserved coverage at the time and showcased Queenship's craftsmenship.

    The new Mary P strikes a nice balance, but the side profile above (^) was preliminary and it's not the final design. The rendering below is closer to the finished product. It doesn't have a tower... it has a partial hardtop over the flybridge.

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    According to the press release, the new Mary P will launch sometime in 2008. The water level in Gulfport is expected to rise when she splashes. ;)
  4. Loren Schweizer

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    Certainly the hardtop makes more sense. A base is needed for that nest of antennas/scanners and to add another control station yet higher up would invite a nosebleed!
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    Marlena was on the fuel dock at Bahia Mar, less than 3 months ago. It is one of my favorite boats. One of my old skips ran it, he said it could run in the real nasty stuff. Supposedly a middle eastern fellow bought it and stretched it 9-10 feet.

    Mary P has room for only three crew??? Seems like a very small amount. Also the release said 125 hp bowthruster. Thats a ton of hp!!! That would be a sweet boat to drive, you could walk it off the dock with 30 kts of wind on your beam. Not to mention the huge props it is probably swinging. It still has less windage than most tri deck yachts, think about the 122' tri deck PJs or even a 130 Westport.

    nas
  6. YachtForums

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    The World's Largest Sportfish!

    Well, we've succeeded in drawing another lurker out of the woodwork! I'm about to bring you the first details and drawings on something that’s out of this world. It's not just big… it’s planetary. Its gravitational pull will turn Mary P and Marlena into satellites.

    Oh yeah… and it might make you believe in aliens. :cool:
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    LOL, we are awaiting your extraterestrial results...
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    ???????:confused:
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    Very Sharp & Sexy !! Most fish will be dieing to get caught by that. :eek:

    There is something "Millennium" about her
  11. KCook

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    No doubt there are disco marlin out there somewhere :D
  12. DavidMGEO

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    Worlds Largest Sportfish

    Hello Friends,

    I hope everyone is doing well. I believe the world sportfish is the 130ft Mea Culpa. The Yacht was desinged by Jack Sarin and built by Mcmullen and Wing in Austrailia.

    Go to www.jacksarin.com

    Lots of nice pictures.

    David
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    Hi David,

    I believe the current title belongs to Marlena. As previously mentioned, she's been stretched to 136.5 feet now. Doug Sharp's office handled the redesign. Here's a picture of her after the work was finished...

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    what a great looking boat

    I like Marlena now than when she was original new from Trinity. Not to long ago Striker yachts had designed a 140 Sportfish but since then we do not here much from Striker?

    David
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    Victoreous is a good addition to the thread, but this boat really falls into the YachtFish category. What makes Victoreous seem more like a sportfish is a very cool, arch-mounted Crows nest. It looks like a bumper car collided with a sports car and created the best seat in the house. I’m sure the design was intended, as there’s a car racing connection with Victoreous <Edelbrock>. There's a press release somewhere on YF about the launch, along with some pics. I planned to do a feature on the boat, but their marketing guy dropped the ball. I ran out of time and had to move on to other projects.
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    Mega stylish :cool:

    Cool and hot *LOL* I wait to see the finished project. :)
  18. Loren Schweizer

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    Why is it that when I squint a little bit I see a Tom Fexas Midnight Lace in that 171 Sharp?
    Oh, and a Reggie Fountain bow.

    A real departure from "Marlena".

    Call me a design grump, but...
  19. YachtForums

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    Nail on the head Loren! I couldn't put my finger on it. OutMyWindow mentioned Millennium and I can see this too.
  20. DavidMGEO

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    Burger also did build a 107 Sportfish which was launched Sept 13, 2001. I looked on the Burger website and found nothing. This is the 2nd Burger Sportfish for the original owner. His 1st Burger sportfish was the 90.

    Have a great day,

    David