Always love lookin at this hull. Not as much flare as newer ones, more of almost a stand up stem. Hopefully she'll back in the water this winter so I can get a shot of her in the ocean. She is i believe a sportsmans boatworks and has been in the yard for a couple years getting reborn.
Capt. Omie built some fine boats. I missed the chance at one over the summer that I'm still kicking myself on...
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from what I can see she looks good. Some of the newer boats have too much flare in my opinion.
Do you have any more pics of that boat? How big and whats the name?
I love Omie's hulls. By the way, is that yard in St. Augustine...looks kind of familiar. thx
thats the boat at Camachee Cove yard. You should see the interior and the engine room. i'm not sure the length and I think she used to be called the Never a Doubt but i'm not sure on that either.
Too much flair??? What is that??haha
I say this because the shape of the window and the queer shape of the engine room vent. I also think that the transom of the boat is too rounded for a Sportsman.
The most definite feature that she is not a Sportsman is the Rybovich hand rail on the bridge wings......... Need some more pictures.
However, there was one boat built at Sportsman Boatworks that was designed by a naval architech from Virginia. It was a bastard looking boat with an enclosed bridge. She was always tied up at Treasure Cay and I do not recall her name. She was built by Tom Daughtry and not the Tillets. It is possible that is the same boat.
If I am right and she is not a Sportsman, I would say that the boat pictured was built possibly by Irvin Forbes.
Last edited by fishvenezuela; 11-19-2009 at 09:25 AM.
I thought that was the Camachee Yard. I spent some time there re-powering a 54' Betram 8 or 9 years ago. I remember the "Never A Doubt" well. I think they were repowering with 3406's the same time we were getting a "test" set of what is now the C-32. I always thought she was a Sportman but could be wrong. The last boat built by Omie, the "Barbara B", used to live at that same marina. Damn I love me a good Carolina boat.
I've always been told she was a 61' Sportsman. She has had lots of work including new hard top/engines/interior/etc. Some of that rounded look is the wide angle lens effect.
Yes she is the boat repowered with the cats and now the interior has had a re-do also. If anybody knows more about her I would love to hear it.