Calyber Boatworks produces 25- and 27-foot fiberglass sport-fishing boats that are custom-built throughout. To produce the beautiful lines, compound curves and tumble home, all hulls are hand-laid and constructed using a split mold. Calyber builds hulls using rugged composites in a virtually bulletproof construction technique.
Because of the custom approach to boatbuilding Calyber produces only 10 to 12 hand-crafted boats annually. Calyber incorporates an extreme warped-plane hull design and dramatic broken shearline.
The sharp 60-degree entry and flare slice through, then crush the seas. The hull from the waist to the transom tames the water even further and provides fast yet economical running and a stable fishing platform while trolling or wreck fishing.
These hulls evolved out of a need to navigate through Oregon Inlet’s infamous short, steep, chop and on to the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” one of the most treacherous areas on the entire East Coast.
The extreme warped-plane hull design evolved from years of Carolina boats having to cross the inlet twice a day. The summer fishing season is short, and the number of trips boats can take each year is limited. Their hulls must be designed to get through the inlet in almost any sea condition. Once a Carolina boat goes through the inlet and clears the bar, it must be able to run quickly and economically out to the Gulf Stream. Here it will then slow down and troll or wreck-fish often in a beam sea, which explains the need for a stable fishing platform. In short: a very dynamic hull form that can be trimmed and throttled to handle just about any sea condition comfortably and without taking spray.
Some of the safety features include full foam flotation, three Rule 2000 bilge pumps for redundancy and triple-battery paralleling. Under the deck, certified epoxy-coated aluminum fuel tanks are bolted and foamed in place.
The key personnel at Calyber Boatworks have a combined 80-plus years’ experience in the industry, building and selling much larger fiberglass sport-fishermen from 38 to 78 feet.
Calyber has created a niche in the market for a smaller version utilizing the same materials, hardware and sea-keeping abilities as her larger sisters.
The company recently outgrew its production facility on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and moved into a new 14,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on 5 acres in Edenton, North Carolina. All our aluminum or stainless work is done by neighboring Ashley Welding, so T-tops and towers can be fine-tuned to the owner’s exact specifications.
Calyber Boatworks is for very discerning clients who want to be able to jump on their boat any afternoon after work, run out into the sound or the ocean and go fishing without requiring a huge amount of fuel and still be surrounded by the quality of a larger luxury sport-fishing yacht.
L.O.A. 31 ft. 6 in.
Beam 9 ft. 6 in.
Draft 1 ft. 6 in.
Fuel 200 gal.
Max. Power 500 hp
MSRP $129,450 (Twin 225 hp-Yamahas)
Three bilge pumps
• Forward rod locker
• 120-quart transom fish box
• 480-quart underdeck fish box
• Electric trim tabs
• Hydraulic steering
• Teak steering station