First Look

First Look

Basic Information

Price: $499,500 USD
Builder: GILLIKIN.
Category: Express, Sport Fisherman, .
Model: 45 Custom Carolina Express
Model Year: 2009
Year Built: 2009

Bradford Marine Yacht Sales
Phone: 954-377-3900
Fax: 954-377-3901



LOA: 45' 0" (13.72)
Beam: 15' 5" (4.70)

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Cruise Speed: 26
Max Speed: 31 Knots
Water Capacity: 100gal (379ltr)
Fuel Capacity: 630gal (2385ltr)


Total Cabins: 1
Captain Quarters: False

Hull and Deck Information

Hull ID: EQB45005C709
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Configuration: Modified V-Hull
Hull Color: Blue

Engine Information

Manufacturer: Cummins
Model: QSM11
Engine Count: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Propulsion Type: Direct Drive
Horsepower Engine 1: 715
Horsepower Engine 2: 715
Engine 1 Hours: 2910
Engine 2 Hours: 2910

Location of Vessel

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina United States



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Fully completed in 2010, the Gillikin Custom Carolina “First Look” will not disappoint. Her high level of craftsmanship and beautiful Carolina lines makes her a perfect combination of tradition and technology for serious offshore fishing. Maintained with an open checkbook and constantly updated, she is ready for her next adventure.

Engines amd Mechanical

  • Twin Cummins QSM-11 715hp each Diesels with 2910 hours
  • New turbos, new exhaust manifolds, new Airseps and aftercoolers serviced in March 2018 at 2850 hours
  • ZF 1.733/1 gears
  • Trolling Valves
  • Glendinning Electronic Controls
  • Northern Lights 12kw Genset with 791 hours (New in September 2016) 
  • Bluewater Legend 50GPH Watermaker
  • Eskimo Ice Chipper- 600 pounds per day
  • 4 Bilge Pumps (All new 2018)
  • Crusair A/C system 16,000 BTU cabin, 24,000 BTU Helm- (New A/C pump May 2018, new forward unit compressor March 2018)
  • Crusair stainless steel freezers on helm deck (New Compressor January 2018)
  • SeaStar Steering (New rams December 2017)
  • Dripless Shaft Seals
  • Racor fuel/water separators with Gauges
  • Sea chest
  • Willy Vac System (New 2015)
  • Blue Sea Systems Automatic Charging Relay
  • Water Heater
  • Charles Industries 50 amp Battery Charger
  • HeadHunter Mach 5 Fresh Water Pump
  • Shower Sump Box
  • Lazzarette Lighting
  • Engine Room Lighting
  • Double SoundDown Insulation with Acoustical Headliner
  • Lenco Electric Trim Tabs
  • Fresh Water Filter System

Cockpit and Fishing

  • Bluewater Tower
  • Rupp 41′ Double Spreader Outriggers 
  • Mezzanine Seating with Ultraleather Cushions and storage underneath
  • Teak Cockpit Floor
  • Teak Cockpit Coaming and Covering Boards
  • International Teak Rocket Launcher with 6 rodholders and 2 drink holders
  • Transom Livewell/Kill Box
  • 2ea. Large In Deck Fish Boxes with Macerator (New Macerator March 2018)
  • Tuna Door
  • 6 ea. Rupp Rodholders in Covering Boards
  • 6 Rod Rocket Launcher on Back of Tower
  • 6 Clearing Rodholders on Tower Legs
  • Thru-deck Outrigger Cord System
  • Freshwater Washdown
  • Saltwater Washdown
  • 3 ea. Halogen Cockpit Spreader Lights
  • Icebox with Eskimo Ice Chipper Outlet

Lower Helm and Electronics

  • Twin Teak Release Marine Helm Chairs with Polished Stainless Pedestals and Ultraleather Cushions
  • Teak Helm Pod with Single Lever Glendinning Electronic Controls
  • Twin Smartcraft Vessel View Engine/Vessel Monitors
  • Garmin 8216 GPS/Plotter/Fishfinder/Radar (New 2016)
  • Garmin 8212 GPS/Plotter/Fishfinder/Radar (New 2016)
  • 2 ea. Icom M-504 VHF Radios with Remote Mics
  • Simrad AP24 Autopilot (New 2016)
  • Jabsco Searchlight Control
  • Lenco Trim Tab Controls
  • Fusion Stereo System with Bluetooth, JL Speakers and Subwoofer (New 2016)
  • Crusair 24,000 BTU A/C on Helmdeck
  • Teak Flooring with Engine Room Hatch
  • LED Lighting
  • Large L Shaped Lounge with Ultraleather Cushions
  • EZ2CY Front Enclosure (New January 2018)

Tower Helm and Electronics

  • Fiberglass Sunshade
  • Glendinning Electronic Controls
  • Stainless Steel Steering Wheel
  • Garmin 8212 GPS/Plotter/Fishfinder
  • SmartCraft Vessel View Engine/Vessel Monitor
  • Icom CommandMicII VHF 
  • JL Audio Speakers
  • Lenco Trim Tab Controls
  • Jabsco Searchlight Control

Salon and Galley

  • Large L Shaped Ultraleather Lounge that Converts to a Pullman Berth
  • Teak Cabinetry Throughout
  • Carpeting Throughout
  • Galley is to Starboard
  • Corian Countertop in Galley with Undermount Sink
  • Twin Sub Zero Drawer Refrigerators
  • Kenyon Radiant Ceramic Cooktop
  • LG 42″ LED Television
  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • Rod Storage in Ceiling
  • Crusair 16,000 BTU A/C System
  • Gost Phantom Vessel Monitoring System


  • Head is in the Bow
  • Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Teak Vanity with Corian Countertop and Undermount Sink
  • Jabsco Electric Head with Macerator
  • Molded in Shower

Performance Data

Observed Performance Data notated by Captain: (For Reference Only)

  • 1900 RPM's – 65% load – 23 knots 1.79 GPM
  • 2000 RPM's – 70% load – 25 knots 1.78 GPM
  • 2050 RPM's – 75% load – 26 knots 1.75 GPM
  • 2500 RPM's – WOT- 30.5 knots

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