Basic Information

Price: $1,975,000 USD
Builder: JIM SMITH.
Category: Convertible, Sport Fisherman, .
Model: Tournament Edition
Model Year: 2000
Year Built: 2000
Year Refit: 2016
Refit Type: Complete
Coast Guard #: 1088405/Palm Beach
Vessel Top: Full / Tuna Tower

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



LOA: 65' 0" (19.81)
Beam: 18' 0" (5.49)
Min Draft: 5' 3" (1.60)
Max Draft: 5' 3" (1.60)

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Cruise Speed: 37
Max Speed: 45 Knots
Gross Tonnage: 79
Water Capacity: 300gal (1136ltr)
Fuel Capacity: 2000gal (7571ltr)


Total Cabins: 3
Sleeps: 7
Total Heads: 3
Captain Quarters: False

Hull and Deck Information

Hull ID: JS106502G900
Hull Material: Cold Molded
Deck Material: Teak
Hull Configuration: Deep Vee
Hull Designer: Donald Blount
Hull Color: Sky Blue

Engine Information

Manufacturer: MTU
Model: 16V2000
Engine Count: 2
Engine Type: Inboard
Horsepower Engine 1: 1800
Horsepower Engine 2: 1800
Engine 1 Hours: 4000
Engine 2 Hours: 4000

Location of Vessel

Palm Beach, Florida United States



Purchased by current owner at end of 2014 – TRUE GRIT was thoroughly gone through, refit, and upgraded in 2015 and 2016. This included mechanical, electrical, electronics and cosmetics inside and outside. She is a fast, comfortable- riding sport fisherman that is maintained in prefect PALM BEACH condition and is a proven fish-catching machine. A must see for any purchaser.


TRUE GRIT is a custom Sport Fisherman built in 2000 by Jim Smith to a deep-vee design from Donald Blount. Purchased by current owner at end of 2014 – she was expertly surveyed. All findings were corrected and then in 2015/2016 she was totally upgraded (see following listing). EVERYTHING about and onboard the boat was serviced, refurbished or replaced.

TRUE GRIT is a fast, fully and expertly equipped, comfortable riding, custom appointed, pedigreed sport fisherman! A proven FISH-CATCHING MACHINE, she is maintained in EXCELLENT condition! Any person considering a custom SF should definitely inspect this one!

TRUE GRIT is a True PALM BEACH custom Sport Fisherman!


Boarding –over the custom teak covering boards – into the large, teak-decked cockpit, the proper layout is apparent : full sized "Release Trillion" fighting chair with rocket launcher, augmented by: in-deck live wells; large-sized, refrigerated in-deck fish box w/ ice chipper in attached compartment; concealed storage for gaffs; transom door; fresh and salt water wash-downs; port and starboard electric-reel connections; shore power connections. The cockpit is comfortably viewed from the air-conditioned mezzanine. Tackle center is beneath mezzanine seating. There is also refrigerated drink and bait storage.

Two steps up from cockpit, the interior is accessed via a custom, J.R. Beers, electric sliding door or the bridge is accessed up a ladder on starboard.

  • Teak Deck
  • In Deck Fish Box
  • In Deck Live Well
  • Transome Tuna Door
  • Engine Room Access

New in 2015 / 2016

  • Air Conditioned Mezzanine
  • Mezzanine Seating and Cushions
  • Freezer and Refrigeration – Mezzanine
  • Teak Covering Boards (1 Piece Boards)
  • Release Trillion Full Size Fighting Chair
  • Release Trillion Rocket Launcher with Storage
  • 3-Way LED Lights
  • Fresh and Saltwater Washdown
  • Teak Transom
  • Spot Free Water Softener
  • Lumishore Underwater Lights


The interior was custom refitted in 2015/2016 – joiner work refinished, new countertops, new furnishings, new soft goods.

The large, comfortable salon has cherry joiner-work and quartzite countertops. There is a spacious L-shaped leather sofa on port (rod storage beneath) facing the concealed entertainment center on starboard . 

The fully-outfitted galley is forward on port with a 6-person U-shaped, leather dinette on starboard (storage beneath).
The dinette table is custom from "Release Marine".
The L-shaped galley bar is fronted by (2) custom "Release Marine" pivoting bar stools with Blue Marlin inserts.

*Note that L-shaped sofa and the dinette are all of custom matched saddle-brown leather.

Down steps is the stateroom companionway:
-On starboard is a guest stateroom with oversized over/under bunks and ensuite head with full sized-shower. The laundry center is concealed in a closet. Ample storage in drawers and closet
-On port is the VIP stateroom with Queen-sized berth with single bunk over. Ensuite head with full sized shower. Ample storage in drawers and closet
-Forward is the large master stateroom: oversized queen bed on starboard; mirrored vanity with lighting on port; his and hers cedar-lined hanging lockers; extensive drawer and locker storage; large head compartment is forward with a spacious shower that has bench seating.

-The staterooms continue the cherry joiner work and quartzite counter tops

-The interior is comfortable, luxuriously appointed and impeccably kept.


  • 48″ Salon TV
  • Storage Underneath Sofas
  • Ships Main Electrical Panel
  • Custom Bottle Cabinetry

New in 2015 / 2016

  • Raritan Ice Machine
  • Bose Life Styles Entertainment System
  • Silhouette Remote Control Blinds
  • Custom Carpeting
  • Carpet Runner
  • (2) Teak Release Ladder Back Barstools with Pearl Marlin Inlay
  • 3-way LED Lighting with Dimmers
  • JR Beers Electric Marine Power Door with Safe Lock System
  • Refinish Ash and Cherry flooring
  • New Release Marine bar stools with custom inlay
  • New Release Marine dinette table
  • New 'saddle-brown" leather upholstery on sofa and dinette seating


  • Microwave Convection Oven
  • Custom Under Counter Stainless Steel Refrigeration and Freezer
  • Stainless Steel Sink with Disposal

New in 2015 / 2016

  • Miele 4-Burner Glass Cooktop
  • Quartzite Honeycomb Countertops


  • Mirrored Vanity

New in 2015 / 2016

  • Custom Mattresses
  • Custom Carpeting
  • Soft Goods
  • LED Lighting
  • Quartzite Honeycomb Vanity
  • Headhunter Head
  • Joinery refinished


New in 2015 / 2016

  • Custom Mattresses
  • LED Lighting
  • Under Bunk Storage
  • Custom Carpeting
  • Quartzite Honeycomb Vanity
  • Mirror Above Vanity
  • Headhunter Head
  • TV
  • Aristron "stacked" washer and dryer in cupboard
  • Joinery refinished


  • Under Berth Storage With Actuator lift
  • Cedar Lined Hanging closet
  • Mirrored Vanity with Seating
  • Fireproof Safe

New in 2015 / 2016

  • TV
  • LED Lighting
  • Custom Mattress
  • Custom Reel Storage Under Queen berth
  • Custom Carpeting
  • Quartzite Honeycomb Vanity
  • Headhunter Head
  • LED Bathroom Lighting
  • New custom mattress
  • New custom curtains, pillows, coverings
  • Joiner work refinished


Very large bridge area has: centered (new in 2016) "Palm Beach" varnished-teak helm with single lever controls(bow thruster controls incorporated for ease maneuvering); fronted by electronics consoles (3-17" Garmin monitors).
Helm is serviced by 2-custom "Release Trillion" helm chairs with excellent site lines of the cockpit and forward for running. Overheard are two "built-in" Miya-Epoch" teaser reels. Comfortable seating is along the starboard side(rod-storage beneath) and forward and port of the helm(again with concealed storage), In the brow there is storage for life raft and supplies. Area is serviced by a custom refrigerated drink box.

  • Trim Tab Controls Underneath Helm
  • Global Star Satellite Phone GSP 1700
  • Wave WiFi
  • Ritchie compass

    New in 2015 / 2016

  • (3) Garmin 8215 GPS Map
  • Garmin GMR 1206X HD2 Radar with 6 ft array
  • Garmin GSD-25 Sounder
  • Garmin GSD-26 Sounder
  • Airmar CHIRP Transducer 1kW
  • Airmar LHW Wide Angle CHIRP Transducer
  • Garmin AIS 600 
  • Garmin Engine Room Cameras
  • Garmin Smart Pilot / Auto Pilot
  • Garmin GFRO Rudder Feed Back
  • ACR Spotlight Display
  • FLIR M324 Night Vision
  • KVH HD7 Sat TV System
  • Overhead LED Lighting
  • EZ2CY Enclosure
  • Bridge Cushions
  • (2) Release Trillion Helm Chairs
  • EVP 300 Wireless Microphone / Intra Communications – Bridge to Cockpit


From flybridge up ladders on port and stbd of the custom tower (New 2016) from Palm Beach Towers to the upper helm. Features engine controls, steering, Datamarine depth, leaning rail and a custom hardtop.

New in 2015 / 2016

  • Palm Beach Tower with Custom Hardtop
  • 43 ft Hydraulic Rupp Riggers
  • LED Spreader Lights (3 – 1 Forward, 2 Aft)
  • ACR Sporlight
  • Custom Helm Pod
  • Controls
  • DDEC Engine Displays
  • Data Marine Depth Sounder


The engine room is well-thought and laid out with easy access for maintenance and service. Finished in Imron and well lighted with LED, it is maintained to the same high standards as the overall boat. Arranged in three areas: the forward area incorporates compressors and refrigeration units; middle area at the twin 1800hp MTU main engines; aft area are the twin 25kw Northern Lights generators, 1200gpd Sea Recovery water maker, Eskimo ice maker, fuel polisher, 2-50amp ISO boosters(new 2016).

  • (2) MTU 16V2000 at 1800 hp each

Port – total hours 4200 – 6/19/19
Stbd- total hours 4200 – 6/19/19
top end overhauls on both, 11/2017 at 3850hrs/ea

  • (2) Northern Lights Generators 25kW

Port – Replaced with new unit in 2017. 230 total hours – 6/19/19 
Stbd – 1466 total hours – 6/19/19

  • Water Separators on Generators
  • Main Engine Room Displays
  • DDEC Displays
  • Fuel Prime System
  • Forward and Aft Fuel Tank Site Gauges
  • Fuel Transfer System
  • Battery Parallel System
  • AC Compressor
  • AC/DC Braker Panel
  • Fuel Polisher
  • Oil Change System
  • 24 Volt Freshwater Backup
  • Headhunter Freshwater Pump 120V
  • Eskimo Ice Chipper
  • Sea Recovery Watermaker 1200 gpd
  • Engine Room Blowers
  • Engine Room Dry Out Pumps
  • Crash Valves
  • Imron Finished Engine Room and Bilges
  • Full Mounted Tool Chest

ENGINE ROOM – 2015 / 2016 

  • Engine Serviced
  • Exhaust Risers
  • All Injectors Replaced – Factory
  • All Fuel Lines Replaced
  • Bore Scope / Perfect Results
  • (2) Twin Disk Quick Shift Transmissions
  • Serviced Heat Exchangers
  • Motor Mounts
  • Cooling Pump
  • Turbos
  • Replaced Coolant on Mains
  • Generators Fully Serviced
  • Fuel Polisher

 Top end overhaul of both main engines and both borescoped (excellent) – Nov. 2017



DECK AND HULL – 2015 / 2016

  • Full paint – "Eagle Eye Paint"
  • Palm Beach Tower / Hardtop
  • Rupp 43′ Hydraulic Riggers
  • Teak Helm Pod
  • Bow Thruster
  • Mezzanine Seating / Cockpit Air Conditioning
  • Covering Boards – Teak
  • Transom – Teak
  • Release Trillion Helm Chairs
  • Release Trillion Fighting Chair with Rocket Launcher
  • LED Lighting
  • JR Beers Marine Power Door with Safe Lock System
  • Spot Free Water Softener
  • UV Light for Water Tank
  • Rite Air Purification Throughout
  • Steering Ram
  • Cutlass Bearings
  • 3 Sets of Props
  • Trim Tabs / ( Custom Interceptors from Jim Smith )
  • Battery Chargers


  • Release Ladder Back Bar Stools with Pearl Inlay
  • Release Marine Teak Dinette Table
  • LED Lights
  • Bose Lifestyle Entertainment System in Salon and Master
  • KVH HD Sat TV System
  • TVs Throughout
  • Salon Remote-Control Blinds
  • Salon Icemaker
  • Carpet Throughout / Carpet Runners
  • Refinished all Teak Flooring
  • Galley Cooktop – Miele
  • All Mattresses
  • Custom Leather Sofas
  • Microwave Convection
  • Washer/ Dryer – Ariston
  • Lightweight Quartzite Honeycomb Countertops Throughout
  • All New Soft Goods
  • J,R, Beers custom electric sliding door to cockpit



  • Fuel Prime Pumps
  • Oil Change Pumps
  • Fuel Polisher system
  • Exhaust Pyrometer Pressure Gauges
  • Halon Fire Control System
  • 24000 btu Reverse Cycle A/C Units
  • Air Compressor


  • Muir Self feeding Anchor and Windlass for Chain and Rope with Remote
  • (3) Bomar Deck Hatches

New in 2015 / 2016

  • Bow Thruster


Current owner always maintains in MINT! TURN KEY! condition,
Recent upgrades June 2019: 
-all NEW computers on main engines
-all engine room cameras serviced and upgraded
-NEW canvas cockpit awning with carbon fiber poles
-NEW tuna tower custom backrest
-New cockpit enclosure spray wings and track system
-Bridge all EZ2CY buffed and polished – NEW center panel


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