Exterior upgrades included the installation of a new teak cockpit and covering boards, a modified teak mezzanine, a new stainless steel refrigerated fish box and a full topside paint job.
The end result is a showpiece that looks and performs like the day it was launched.
Additional exterior work included the replacement of dingy chocks, repair of mezzanine steps, tackle center modifications, keel repair, prop reconditioning, the installation of a new windlass and new Lumishore underwater LED lights, and a full bottom job.
Additional work included renewing damaged engine mounts and performing a complete inspection and service of the running gear and all ship's systems.
New MAN 1550 HP engines were installed, along with new transmissions.
Highlighted by a hull color change from dark blue to Awlcraft 2000 Medium Silver, a number of significant repairs and upgrades were performed, including the installation of a new Steelhead Marine Esprit Yacht Crane to hoist the 16′ Boston Whaler tender, painted medium silver to match.
In preparation for its voyage, American Custom Yachts performed an extensive refit on the vessel under the supervision of project manager Eddie Smith.
The refit entailed fabricating a 3-foot transom extension that incorporates a stern thruster along with watertight Freeman hatches to access the steering system.
The result is a magnificently functional vessel that looks as beautiful as it performs.
65 BLUEWATER CAT returned to American for a full repower and refit under the supervision of long-time captain Duane Hoodless.