Check out Makaira - she's on the water

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  1. april15th
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    For more information contact: John Leek IV
    E-mail: jleek4@oceanyachtsinc.com

    Makaira Yachts Announces Successful Sea Trial of Makaira 64’
    Egg Harbor, New Jersey – Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – Since the first design articles appeared a few years ago, boat owners and industry professionals alike have been holding their collective breaths for a glimpse of the new Makaira brand of yachts. Today, John Leek IV, the driving force behind this next generation sport fishing yacht, announced the successful conclusion of sea trials for the new Makaira 64’.
    The Leek family, who brought us the iconic Ocean Yacht brand, has been building landmark boats and launching them in the historic Mullica River since 1721. So, it’s not surprising that a company as old as the American marine industry itself would continue to set the standard for builders across the country.
    The name Makaira is the genus name for marlin, and this sleek ultra-fast semi-custom moves as gracefully through the water as its namesake. “From the beginning, our goal was to push the limits of design and technologies for this new brand beyond what other builders were offering” said John Leek IV, president of Makaira Yachts. “The infused hull is fully cored with Corecell, and the vacuum process ensured that it is incredibly light yet strong from the keel up.” said Leek. “Even though the harsh winter weather slowed us down a bit, I couldn’t be happier with the results of the sea trials.”
    Steve French, founder of Applied Concepts Unleashed, who developed the designs that would make Makaira a reality, was along for the trials. “Across the board, this vessel meets or exceeds all of its performance envelopes.” said French. “The Makaira line has been built for big open water. The forefoot cuts perfectly through the waves and when you bank, the water just peels off the chines for a dry ride. The unique transom design allowed us to back down and maneuver aggressively and the 360° visibility from the helm is outstanding. We incorporated a new precision floating shaft system into this build which, combined with her monococque construction practically eliminates cockpit noise and vibration. Everyone involved is enormously proud of this boat and judging by the amount of inquiries we have already seen, a lot of serious sport fishermen and off-shore boaters are going to be as well.”



    Makaira will be seen this summer at several tournaments along the East coast and will make its boat show debut this fall. The exact schedule will be posted as soon as the dates are confirmed.
    (Photos Attached – Makaira graphic, general layout, and 2 running shots)

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    Makaira Yachts was conceived and developed by the Leek family to create a high performance semi-custom line of yachts that provide the fit, finish and elegance of a custom yacht and still be manufactured rapidly and efficiently. Built from the keel up with light-weight super strong composite materials, the new Makaira line of sport fishing yachts opens a new chapter in the accomplishments from the creators of the Ocean Yachts brand.
    Contact: jleek4@oceanyachtsinc.com

    Steve French’s Applied Concepts has been designing some of the most famous boats on the water for over 25 years. Some of the notable names using Applied Concepts designs include: Garlington, Spencer, Whiticar, Richie Howell Custom Yachts, Sunny Briggs, Tribute, F&S, Miller, Sculley, Tribute and Merritt. All have built boats noted for their flowing lines, speed, and soft ride. Today it is estimated that there are over 1500 custom and production boats that embody designs by French.
    Contact: marketing@acunleashed.com
     

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  2. Milehog
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    Sounds too good to be true.
     
  3. rwatson
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    Yaaaay - another exotic toy for bored rich people to use to torture large pelagic fish for hours, that will be killed, photographed then taken to the local dump, to rot with the beer cans.

    The bait and fishing gear guys will be rubbing their hands with glee.
     
  4. pdwiley
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    So, you don't want one for your birthday, then?

    Another lot of epoxy goop on the galley bench top. One round to go, then sanding, more sanding, sealing coats, more sealing coats, followed by scratches first time it's used and curses.

    But at least it's not birds eye huon....

    PDW
     
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    What claims are you doubting ?
     
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    "Skull-dragging" is a much under-rated fishing method, imo, playing fish for any longer than necessary can only be justified if they represent a danger to life and limb if brought aboard too "green". Marlin certainly fit that description, but targeting a large mercury-laden apex predator for food is inappropriate anyway. The small ones are good eating though, and not heavy metal contaminated.
     
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    That's what the rifle is for...... not that I would do such a thing these days, of course.

    PDW
     
  8. Mr Efficiency
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    Yes, well, these days it could earn a holiday at the Cross-Bar Motel. :D
     
  9. april15th
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    Forgive a junior member for saying so, but aren't we kinda missing the point here?
    Granted we can't all afford a 64' state-of-the-art yacht and everyone doesn't fish the way we do but...
    I think what's important here is that all of these design and construction innovations will trickle through the entire building industry as we buyers insist on better built, more efficient boats in the marketplace - regardless of the size or cost. There can be little doubt that the advanced composites introduced here will result in lighter, stronger boats across the board and will considerably reduce maintenance time. I also find it interesting the way the vessel was designed with fishability, comfort and performance in the package. Isn't that the standard we all look for in a boat?
     
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    Which "advanced composites introduced"?

    From their description they are using vacuum bagging and Corecell, both have been available for at least 20 years.
     
  11. Mr Efficiency
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    What was the old saying about big game hunters, "the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible" or something similar ? This is more than a touch of that about chasing big marlin. And as for a boat designed to be able to be backed-down hard without fuss, that only re-inforces the notion of the "sporting" element being very limited. I recommend hand-lining them for an authentic sporting experience. :D Gloves optional. :cool:
     
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    Well, there's that...

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    How about just bare handed wrassling, mano-a-mano?

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    Sam Sam, That picture brings recollection of one of my all time favorite movies; Spencer Tracy was the fisherman in Hemmingways' Old Man And The Sea. A most poignant story.

    The other picture........well that is a different kind of interest for dirty old men like me. ;)
     

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    Don't like Spencer Tracy's pyjamas at all, and using anchor rope as fishing line seems like cheating.
     
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