1998 Custom Carolina 65 Custom Convertible

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Class Power
Category Sports Fishing Boats, Convertible Boats
Year 1998
Make Custom Carolina
Length 65'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Galveston, TX

The vessel is a one of a kind, 65 Convertible Sportfish built by Robin Smith. She has a hand laid and cold molded fiberglass over wood hull, deck, superstructure, and fly-bridge with Pipe Welderstuna tower and two steering stations. She has luxurious interior appointments, including two stateroom, crew quarters, Full Rod Locker and three heads. She is powered by twin Caterpillar 3412 V12 Diesel engines and twin Phasor 21kw Generators. The vessel is extensively equipped for extended offshore fishing and cruising. (J.F. Moore)


Teak Cabin entrance Steps

Beautiful Carpeting Installed Throughout

Varnished Wood

Headliner is Padded Vinyl. Clean and well fastened. No tears, splits or Stains

L- Shaped Settee with hinged storage and canvas covers for protection

Indirect and Direct Lighting

Fixed Windows with Wooden Mini Blinds

Large end Table with Ample Drawer Storage

Cabinet Access to Electrical Breaker Panel with Dark Tinted Glass

Full Home theater System with Bose Surround Sound

Flat Screen TV

Extensive Starboard Side Counter Space From Salon Entry all the way to companionway


Beautiful Black Granite Countertops with Wood Trim

Jen Air 4 Burner Electric Stove

Double Ceramic Sink w/Garbage Disposal

Pressurized Hot & Cold Water

Drawer Type Refrigerator/Freezer

Additional Refrigerator & Freezer

U-Line Ice Maker

Magic Chef Microwave

Tons of Built In Storage

Full Sized Pantry

Master Stateroom

Mid-Ship Master with King Island Berth & In-Suite Head with Stall Shower

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning & Heat with Digital Controls

Cedar Lined Storage Throughout

Large Cedar Lined Closet with Extra Storage

Dimmer Lighting

Built In Night Stands

Master Head

Electric Vacu Flush Head

Slate Flooring

Custom Etched Sink with Granite Counter

Overhead Hatch

Vent Exhaust Fan

Built In Storage

Mirror with Storage

Full Sized Shower with Bench Seat

VIP Stateroom

V-Berths Facing Forward & Aft

3rd Berth Facing Port to Starboard

Natural and Halogen Overhead Lighting with Dimmers

Full Sized Cedar Lined hanging Locker with Multiple Storage Drawers

Bedside Table with Ample Storage

Overhead Vent/Escape Hatch

En-Suite Head

Full Sized Shower

Crew/Guest Stateroom

Bunk Style berths w/Double Bed on Bottom and Single Bed Above

Spacious Cedar Lined Hanging Locker with Multiple Storage Drawers

Bed Side Table w/Storage

Guest Head

Full size Bathroom Sink

Full Walk-In Shower with Built In Bench Seat

Granite countertop

Mirror Finished Medicine Cabinet

Ample Storage Under Sink

Cherry and Teak Wood Throughout

Custom Flooring


Finished Teak Helm Console with Dual ZF Engine Controls

Electronic Hideaway electronics Box with Fold-Up Cabinets Housing Back Up GPS Plotter

Hinge out Cabinet With Hideaway Box

AM/FM Jensen Stereo

Cabinet Storage Underneath

Overhead VHF Electronics Box with Spring Loaded Latches and Tinted Glass Door

Removable Helm chairs With Varnished Teak Wood - Release


Forward Lounge Seating with Removable Cushions

Forward Tinted Glass Cabinets with Ample Safety Gear Storage & Rod Storage  

Electric Teaser Reels With Teaser Reel Access Hatch


Ritchie Poweramp 6 Compass









Electrical System

240/120 Volt 50 Amp shore Power and (2) 120 V Ships generators

(2) 21KW Phasor Generators (2005) w/ 1150 hours

Voltage DC: 12/24 Ships Service

Batteries: (6) AGM Gel type Batteries 12/24 Volt

Sentry 40 Amp 24 Volt and (1) Sentry 60 Amp 12 Volt Battery Chargers

AC/DC Breaker Switches-Panel Updated 2005

Running Lights

Anchor Lights

NAV Lights

110V Outlets

Wiring system Updated 2005

Mechanical Equipment

Hydraulic Power Steering

Glendinning synchronizers

ZF Transmissions

High Output Ventilation

Lenco Trim Tabs with Gauges

Racor High Speed Fuel Filters

Engine Fuel Shutdowns

Engine Shutdowns

300 GPD Aqua Whisper Desalinization system

Cruiseair engine room AC

Oil change System

27 Gallon Lube Oil Tank

(5) Cruisair 120V Reverse Cyle Air Conditioning Units

Engine Room

Stainless Headliner

Fared & Painted for Ease of Maintenance

Water Maker

Caterpillar 3412 1350 HP Engines 4,972 Hours 10/13/2017

ZF Marine Transmissions 2:1

3 Shafts


Generators (2)

Water Heater

Halon 1301 Automatic Fire Extinguisher


Custom Release Fighting Chair

Teak Decking New 2005

Transom Fish Box

Teak covering Boards New 2005

Transom Door with Lift Gate

Bait Freezer

Built In cockpit Grill

Fresh & Salt Water Washdowns

Removable Cockpit Shade W/Stainless Poles


Stainless Steel Pipe Welders Tower

Rupp Spreaders


Sellers Personal Items & Artwork

Broker's Remarks

Gotcha is very clean inside and out. She receives constant care from current owner and stays in ready to travel condition. Recent survey rates this vessel in ABOVE AVERAGE CONDITION. Please inquire about parts inventory and extras.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing.


Contact Information


Cory W. Webster (281) 636-2228

Randy Bright (713) 816-2165

Galati Yacht Sales has been committed to exceeding the expectations of its customers for more than 42 years, and we understand that purchasing a boat is a big decision. Our professional staff is here to assist you in every way before, during and after the sale. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.

Speed and Distance
Cruising Speed
Max Speed
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Engine Make CAT
Engine Model 3412
Engine Year 1998
Total Power 2700hp
Engine Hours 4972
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
HIN FJX65001F698
1998 Custom Carolina 65 Custom Convertible

Gotcha is a custom built 65 Robin Smith that was designed for quality and comfort. She is a premier traveling sport fish battle wagon with a great Carolina Ride and extended range. The beautiful cherry and teak wood interior exudes quality and elegance. Shes set up and ready to go with all the accessories needed for traveling or making comfortable runs to and from any buyers home port. Gotchas Carolina pedigree is matched only by her legacy of catching marlin in the sports best destinations. Discriminating custom sport fish buyers will not be disappointed in her performance or extremely well kept condition. The owner is a serious seller and offers are encouraged. Select trades considered.

1810 rpm 85/gal/hr 27 knots

1950 rpm 100/gal/hr 31 knots

2700 rpm 36 knots

8 knots 1200 nm range

Recent survey October 17, 2018

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