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The Launch of the Two Oceans 48 Sport Fisher

Du Toit Yacht Design is proud to announce the launch of an exciting 48 foot game fishing boat, the Two Oceans 48 Sport Fisher, superbly custom-built by Two Oceans Marine in Cape Town, South Africa.

Named Big Bob, Two Oceans 48 Sport Fisher’s naval architect is Michael Peters Yacht Design of the US, a well-known power boat designer. Michael Peters designed the hull, while acclaimed South African yacht design firm Du Toit Yacht Design were entrusted with the design and styling of the upper deck and interior. Two Oceans Marine and Du Toit Yacht Design have partnered together on many custom-build projects with great success, and the Two Oceans 48 Sport Fisher is no exception.

 

This impressive boat was custom-designed for the owner, a serious game fisherman. Big Bob is completely designed and fitted out for first-class game fishing and comfortably accommodates six game fishermen on expeditions of a few days, with further berths in the saloon. Her interior is stylish and comfortable, with a fully-kitted galley and saloon, and a comfortable bathroom with a shower.

Outside, she has a large aft cockpit area with plenty of space to work or relax after a hard day’s billfishing, and an impressive upper deck and flybridge.

Du Toit Yacht Design put great effort and attention in the design process, particularly with regard to the 48 Sports Fisher’s ergonomics, which make for optimum and serious but comfortable game fishing. For Du Toit Yacht Design, the project took 17 months and over 900 hours of design work.

Big Bob has all the necessary freezers, fishing equipment lockers, rod holders and such essentials, and special attention has been paid to the correct heights and angles of all surfaces on the boat.

The Two Oceans 48 Sport Fisher has beautiful lines and is an elegant and impressive site out on the water. There is no doubt that this game fishing boat is the ultimate success of the coming together of the owner’s ideas and vision, along with a rigorous design process and expert custom-building by Two Oceans Marine. The owner’s brief for a game fishing boat that would mainly be used for speed trolling at 3-9 knots, would plane at 15 knots and cruise easily around 20 knots, be able to manoeuvre easily when backing up on a billfish, handle heavy seas and run in wind speeds of 30 knots, and be stable and be able to be towed for long distances behind a 75 foot expedition catamaran – have been expertly followed with the result of this beautiful game fishing boat.

Indeed, the craft can carry 5, 000 litres of diesel and 1, 000 litres of water, and the two powerful Cummins QSM11-610 motors easily reach cruising speeds of 25 knots, with a maximum speed of around 35 knots. Big Bob also has a small tender on her foredeck.

And to top it off, the Two Oceans 48 Sport Fisher has a mothership, also built by Two Oceans Marine and designed by Du Toit Yacht Design, the Open Ocean 750 Luxury Expedition Yacht, Quo Vadis. This luxurious and practical 75 foot catamaran is effectively the floating hotel that accompanies Big Bob and accommodates the game fishermen on long trips in the boats’ home waters of Mozambique. She is designed not only for this purpose, but also to tow Big Bob for long distances on game fishing expeditions across oceans.

 

The Two Oceans 48 Sport Fisher’s Principle Dimensions:

 

Metric

Imperial

LWL

12.71 m

41.7 ft

LOA

14.69 m

48.2 ft

Beam Overall

4.64 m

15.22 ft

Draft

1.02 m

3.35 ft

Displacement (DWL)

13, 840 kgs

30, 517 lbs

Motors (Cummins QSM11-610)

2 x 455 kW

2 X 610 HP

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