A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

Here are some photos of cool boat stuff I've seen recently, and the continuing story of others you may have seen previously. - Dean Travis Clarke Editor's Note: Check back next week for more new boat coverage from the Miami International Boat Show
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

The 95-foot Jim Smith Marlena was built some distance from the water and had to be transported to the shore for launching. Just getting it out of the shed was dicey.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

Making turns around mailboxes and teleone poles proved nervewracking.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

Streets weren't designed to accommodate anything that long by 23 feet wide and weighing 150,000 pounds.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

But it made it into the water safely where it showed just how agile it was there compared to on shore.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

A fish sculpture in the companionway to staterooms looks peaceful...
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

Until you see what's chasing it!
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

A beautiful but simple piece in the whole.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

This Release equipment represents the largest sailfish rocket launcher I've ever encountered.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

As you'd expect, the master cabin on a 95-foot custom sportfishing boat bathes one in luxury.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

Massive doesn't even begin to describe Marlena.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

And yet it gets you there and back quickly, quietly and smoothly.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

On the other side of the continent, the bow of this Titan 75 from San Diego has a very handy rocket launcher on the bow for casting to striped marlin. The hatches cover additional livewells.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

This handy cockpit grill is near nothing flammable and lets you cook the freshest fish possible.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

These are some serious tuna tubes just outside the transom.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

This Hatteras 60 from Los Angeles must transit a low bridge to get from the owner's house to the Pacific Ocean. He doesn't always want to wait for the bridge to open.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

So he designed this collapsible buggy top for the tower.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

Custom boats aren't the only ones with cool features. Witness the interior of this Grady-White 366 with vertical rod storage, a large berth that converts to a settee and handsome joinerwork.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

Whaler also has a terrific storage coffin forward of the console on the 370 Outrage that doubles as a very comfortable sunning location.
A Few Cool Boats

A Few Cool Boats

While running to Montauk last summer, I noticed this very cool house and thought you might like it too!