Southport Boats of Augusta, Maine, introduces its first-ever Southport 33TE (Tournament Edition) model. When the company wanted to build a strictly fishing vessel, it looked to its own Southport 33FE (Family Edition) model for inspiration. The Southport TE’s deck plan offers the same open design concept but with a coffin box replacing the seating on the foredeck for extra storage. This vessel is ideal for running up the coast and offshore excursions, as twin Yamaha 300-hp 4.2L Four-Stroke Outboards with Command Link Plus Rigging System motors power it. Additional construction highlights complete composite construction, foam-filled composite grid stringer system, Plexus® structural adhesive, and polyethylene fuel tank in enclosed fiberglass chamber.
The exclusive Hunt 4 Design® allows for easy moving on deck. The deep-V hull has a 22-degree transom deadrise, a reverse transom with tumble aft and a Carolina-style bow. Safety features include primary and secondary bilge pumps with high water alarm, non-skid fiberglass deck and liner, bolted 316 stainless steel grab rails, transom door with heavy-duty latch, and emergency boarding steps. Conveniences include a solid-surface countertop with stainless steel sink, a pullout freshwater showerhead with sump pump, and a freshwater head. Additionally, there is a USB stereo input, Fusion® stereo system with Bluetooth capabilities and two accessory 12V outlets.
The first model of the Southport 33TE was completed in early April this year and is available directly from the manufacturer.
Weight w/out engines: 7,300 lbs.
Fuel/Water: 300/30 U.S. gals.
Livewell: 35 U.S. gals.
MSRP: $271,000 w/ twin Yamaha 300-hp
By Ana-Christine Cook, Southern Exposure June 2015