Jim Smith 43 Walkaround First Glance

This new outboard-powered boat from the custom builder checks all the boxes for those heading offshore.

Jim Smith 43 Walkaround
This custom build is designed for serious offshore fishing.Courtesy Jim Smith

Custom built as a tender for an 86-footer, this first Jim Smith 43-foot outboard-powered walkaround was designed to focus on serious offshore fishing. As is usual with bespoke builds, the customer specifies all the features, which included 10 rod holders in the cockpit and foredeck, Rupp Top Gun Z-30 18-foot outriggers, underwater Lumishore lights, belowdecks fish boxes, a rocket launcher, transom livewell and fish box, plus a bait-prep center and storage cabinet.

Jim Smith 43 Walkaround
A view of the Jim Smith 43 Walkaround helm.Courtesy Jim Smith Boats

Jim Smith Tournament Boats configured the vessel with a single stateroom, one head and a galley with a forward settee — just enough for a comfortable weekend trolling the islands. Other highlights included a SidePower 9-inch tunnel bow thruster, a tuna tower, 12-volt outlets for electric reels, and an ice machine.

The 43 features a center console and comes powered by quad 350 Mercury Verado outboards, though Jim Smith offers options for ­traditional inboards with shafts or pod drives. Employing the outboards created more room for the stateroom and interior amenities, the company says; the quad power is expected to propel the boat to around 56 mph.

Jim Smith 43 Walkaround
The 43-footer comes powered by quad 350 Mercury Verado outboards.Courtesy Jim Smith Boats

Jim Smith 43 Walkaround Specifications

LOA: 43 ft.
Beam: 14 ft. 6 in.
Dry Weight: 26,000 lb. (normal load)
Draft: 3 ft.
Transom Deadrise: 17 deg.
MSRP: $1.5 million

Below are four additional photos of the boat's interior.

Jim Smith 43 Walkaround
A view of the 43's stateroom.Courtesy Jim Smith Boats
Jim Smith 43 Walkaround
Jim Smith Tournament Boats configured the vessel with a single stateroom, one head and a galley with a forward settee.Courtesy Jim Smith Boats
Jim Smith 43 Walkaround
Employing the outboards created more room for the stateroom and interior amenities.Courtesy Jim Smith Boats
Jim Smith 43 Walkaround
Here's another look at the gorgeous interior of the Jim Smith 43 Walkaround.Courtesy Jim Smith Boats