Silver Spray Boatworks was the brainchild of Alton Best, a successful real estate agent and developer and Will Guthrie, a Harkers Island, NC boat builder with over 50 years experience designing and building sport fishing boats. Will began his boat building career working with his uncle, Julian Guthrie who owned High Tide Boatworks, the predecessor of Jarret Bay Boatworks of Beaufort, NC. Will later operated his own custom boat building business and also worked in hull design and construction for other builders including Lightning Yachts and Jarrett Bay Boatworks. Alton and Will’s objective with Silver Spray Boatworks was to build and sell high-end custom Carolina style sport fishing boats in the 40 – 50 foot hull size. The first hull, a 40 footer, was to be Alton’s personal boat and he still owns it. The second was a 46 footer completed in 2008 and sold to this current owner from Ocean City, Maryland.
The hull of the 46 foot boat was built using the cold molded process, with multiple layers of marine grade plywood formed over a hull form designed and built by Will Guthrie. The hull was then covered with 1708 biaxial fiberglass, as was much of the interior surface of the hull. The crew that performed the majority of the work on the boat included a commercial fishing boat captain with over 20 years of boat operating, maintenance and construction experience; a former New England lobster fisherman who had also worked for other boat builders; and a semi-retired professional engineer. Emphasis throughout construction of this boat was on quality, safety and maintainability of the finished boat, with the expectation that other customers would want a similar product. Economic conditions in 2008 and later had such a negative impact on the real estate market and the demand for custom boats that additional boats were not built.
2008 46 ft. Custom Carolina with 15 ft. beam. High end fit and finish. Hull design and construction by Will Guthrie and finished by Silver Spray Custom Boat Builders. Cold molded construction finished in Awl Grip Fighting Lady Yellow and Cloud White.
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OWNER TO CONSIDER SMALLER HIGH END CENTER CONSOLE AS PORTION OF THE TRADE + CASH AMOUNT.
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Full Tower With Controls, 15 step tower
Fiberglass Tower Steering Console
Lee Double Spreader Rod Holders
Bolster Pads and Seat
EZ2CU Strataglass Helm Enclosure
Three ALL TEAK Blue Water Helm Chairs
Single Lever Controls
Release Fighting Teak Chair with Six Rod Rocket Launcher Holder
Reel Colors Teaser Reels
Tackle storage lockers
Port and Starboard in-hull lockers, transom fish box
Fresh and raw water wash downs
Bait prep station with sink
Large ice box in cockpit.
Double Burner Stove
Refrigerator and Freezer
Stainless Steel Sink
Corian Counter Tops
Ample Storage Cabinets
Light Cherry Interior
Double fwd Bed
Single Upper Bed
Large Dineete Table with Seating that converts to sleeper
Abmle Storage and Drawers
Marvair Sea mach 16,000 BTU air conditioner with vent to helm
Private Oversized Shower
Raritan Electric head
Mirror & lighting
Cummins QSM 11 715hp Diesel Engines
ZF 325-1A Transmissions
4 Blade Nibral 27X40 Propeller's
Glendinning Electronic Single Lever Controls
Finished Engine room in Awl Grip
Diamond plating floor
642 Bay Ave
Somers Point, NJ 08244