2001 Custom Carolina Gwaltney

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Class Power
Category Sports Fishing Boats, Convertible Boats
Year 2001
Make Custom Carolina
Length 61'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Ocean City, MD
Absolut Pleasure

She features a comfortable 2 stateroom 2 head layout, plus 2 companionway berths with storage and a new custom rod locker to starboard. Both staterooms have large Island queen berths with and heads with stall showers.  The salon / galley is exceptionally large with gracious head room, large L-shaped seating, dinette with inlaid table and a large galley. The boat's interior is built with hand picked "figured" cherry wood and expertly finished by Dave Midgett. 


Entering the salon from the starboard offset cockpit door, one is taken by the beautiful "curly" cherry wood interior. Using hand picked solid stock, Dave Midgett beautifully crafted an interior not found on many Carolina style boats. And the use of high-end materials and craftsmanship continues with the "glove soft" blue leather used on the large L-shaped sofa, "Fabric" carpeting and solid surface countertops. The sofa is offset to port and has storage under with an end table closest to the salon door which houses the salon VHF and drawer storage. The starboard side is covered in raised panel figured cherry and conceals the entertainment center, tackle storage and the ships electrical panel. This cabinet is covered by solid surface material and stopped forward by the large dinette. Direct and indirect lighting illuminate the space. Indirect A/C venting provides the air conditioning. Soft padded panel cover the overhead which is 6'6" in most areas.

  • 2012 40" Samsung Flat Screen TV
  • 2012 New Carpet throughout the entire interior 
  • 2012 Sony AM/FM tuner
  • Leather Sofa recovered in 2015
  • Digital Satellite Receiver
  • Telephone
  • Smoke Detector
  • Drapes
  • 2013 LED Rope Lighting
  • 2012 Cherry threshold at salon door entrance


The large galley is forward to port and features a tremendous amount of storage, built-in appliances, solid surface counters and cherry and maple flooring. The upper cabinets feature s pull-out drawers and a microwave. The lower cabinets feature 4 pull-out drawers and a coffee maker. The sink built-in Corian sink has a designer faucet. Capable of preparing a full course meal or a sandwich while fishing, this is a complete galley.

  • (2) Subzero drawer-refrigerator w/ cherry front
  • (2) Subzero drawer-freezer w/ cherry front
  • 2013 Whynter Wine Chiller
  • GE Profile convection/microwave oven
  • Solid surface countertops
  • Raised panel doors and drawer fronts
  • Built-in Coffee maker
  • U-line commercial ice-maker
  • 3-burner electric cooktop


  • Release Marine Helm Chairs w/ offset pedestals 
  • 2016 Helm and bridge cushions
  • Miya Epoch US8 Teaser reels in custom hardtop box
  • 2016 3 Sided EZ2CY enclosure
  • Caterpillar digital displays 
  • Rudder position indicator
  • Customer LED Spreader light bar on hard top


  • Garmin 7215 Touch Screens (2)
  • Garmin 7212 Touch Screen
  • Garmin 12KW 72mile Radar
  • Garmin Chirp Sounder
  • 2016 Simrad EVO 12 GPS plotter with XM weather
  • 2016 Icom ICM-506 VHF's (2)
  • Flir Night Vison Camera
  • Fusion  MS-IP600 Radio with XM Radio and Weather
  • Fusion speakers in hard top (5)
  • Simrad  AP20 Autopilot 
  • Garmin Camera's- 3 engine room, 1 pump room 


  • 2018 44' Pipewelders Outriggers
  • 2017 New teak cover boards and cockpit
  • 2017 Gemlux No-bolt holders 4 Swivel and 2 fixed
  • 2017 Dredge swivel Gemlux Rod Holders (2)
  • Blue Ocean LED underwater lig

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.

Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Cabin Headroom
Engine Make Caterpillar
Engine Model 3412E
Total Power 2800hp
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
2001 Custom Carolina Gwaltney

2001 61' GWALTNEY CUSTOM CAROLINA ABSOLUT PLEASURE was the last boat by Steve Gwaltney and was finished by some of the best craftsman in North Carolina. The over-attention to detail throughout make this 61 GWALTNEY a very special boat. 

The initial construction of "ABSOLUT PLEASURE" included the addition of an extra layer of fiberglass to account for the additional speed. The forefoot was extended slightly to improve ride. There is a very high level fit and finish on the interior, including a "figured or curly" cherry wood hand picked from the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. The fairing on the exterior was contracted to 2 former Palmer Johnson employees with "Mega" yacht experience.

With her dependable 3412E Caterpillar's she cruises easily at 30.5kts 1950 RPM burning 90GPH, Along with her numerous recent upgrades 2001 61' GWALTNEY CUSTOM CAROLINA ABSOLUT PLEASURE is a must see for any sport fisherman. 


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