Buy A True Sportfishing Yacht Like Brian Kelley’s Offshore Battlewagon “Brittney Marie”
Ever wonder what type of a boat a country music star who is just as serious about fishing as he is about music might own? Brian Kelley of the band Florida Georgia Line, AKA ‘The Beach Cowboy’, is the proud owner of a custom-built 56-foot Sunny Briggs sportfish yacht – in apple pie order. The “Brittney Marie” is named after Kelley’s wife, and was recently featured in Boat Trader’s Stomping Grounds 2 episode. This sportfish gambit is designed to tackle big game fish out in the big blue, far from the sight of land. Ain’t no better boat brand more suited to fishing competitions than a Briggs! A piece of advice though – before you get on a boat, check your boots for snakes.
What Equipment Is On A Dream Sportfishing Yacht?
Kelley’s Sunny Briggs yacht comes with the full caboodle, as do most of the boats that Briggs builds. A seaworthy sportfishing yacht like this is designed for serious anglers that want to pursue and target large game fish, such as tuna and marlin. There’s no end to the fishing equipment onboard this Briggs. It comes with Rupp outriggers and a Rupp center rigger, a transom fish box, a teak rocket launcher, a bait freezer, bait box, eskimo ice bin, rod holders, the list just goes on….
Now what if you want a similar kind of sportfisherman? Well these particular models are a bit rare around these parts these days. Then again you may be in luck! Listed for sale on Boat Trader right now is a very similar but slightly larger 64-foot Sunny Briggs, built in 2000. “Guajiro” is a rare find indeed – especially in today’s market. She is cold-molded with Caterpillar power. And my-oh-my does she run like a wild horse! With those twin Cat C-301550h engines, she cruises at 32 and topping up to 38 knots at wide-open throttle, perfect for ginnin’ about in. Yee-haw!
64-foot Sunny Briggs, ‘Guajiro’ is a rare find. Image credit: Sunny Briggs/HMY Yacht Sales
These rare sportfish yachts combine serious game fishing with luxury yacht living, so whether you fish or not you can enjoy having a hog-killin’ time. The salon is fit for a real blow out too. Entering the salon from the cockpit mezzanine deck, the door is offset to starboard. You will be impressed with the entertainment center and granite countertop, and Dewberry style L-shaped sofa to port with storage inside.
There are three spacious cabins on board, and with finishes such as the Mother of Pearl countertops with a sink, and reading lights, you will feel like a king. The VIP stateroom is spacious enough to fit three passengers and it’s loaded with storage space. Here, you can enjoy the privilege of hanging your hat in a cedar-lined hanging locker.
The teak-clad boat deck has mezzanine seating lined with stainless lined refrigeration boxes, and lends itself nicely for washing down a few bug juices in the sunshine. Truth be told the last owner was known to have a few sunset hoedowns on board the deck. And those underwater lights add a touch of waterside bling.
Spot Them Fish From High Above
If you climb up top the tower-high flybridge, be ready for the ride folks. The flybridge helm is centerline with 2 electrically raised electronics boxes, teak helm pod with single lever controls and storage throughout console, bench seats and forward bridge, fit for a chief! The view of the fishing playground from up there – my oh my, it feels like ya can almost reach the heavens. And from here, you can see if the reel is turning or if it ain’t, which is essential if you wanna target a heavy duty tackle fish.
If you’re interested in buying a yacht just like the Beach Cowboy’s floating crib, then check out this rare Sunny Briggs sportfisherman for sale today. At this price point, it won’t be on the market long folks. But don’t worry, Boat Trader has a slew of other sportfishing yachts with similar features for plying the waters.
Of course, if you would rather sit on your cash, the quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back into your pocket. Now, I’ll stop there, as I’m known for my wobblin’ jaw.
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