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Inspired by Omie Tillet, one of the pioneers of the custom Carolina boats, GAF VI represents the finest of custom sport fisherman from her era. Her remarkable construction is evident through her capable and impressive seaworthiness. From her classic lines to her functional deck & interior layouts, this 38Custom Sportfish has much to offer.For many years under her current ownership, she has been maintained to yacht standards throughout while spending her winters indoors at one of the finest Maine yards, Lyman-Morse. It should be noted that when she is not stored inside a heated building each winter, she spends her summers 4 months a year on thewater at a private dock and used lightly.

 GAF VI will impress those who view her in person.

For more information, ownership history and /or showings, please contact us.

Layout and Design



Head compartment to forward with separate shower stall to port

Galley to starboard with complete features for cooking

Her salon has bench settee to port which converts to bunks for sleeping

Aft of galley, there is a hanging locker, 12VDC/120VAC panel, single settee and storage

Raised helm deck with double bench seat for Captain, single swivel Mate's chair to port, aft

of helm is a bench seat, to port is a convertible dinette

Full beam cockpit with teak decks, fighting chair, fish door starboard transom, live & bait

wells with salt & fresh water washdowns

Full tower with station, Panish electronic controls, leaning post, manual high beam searchlight


Stainless steel counter tops with varnished teak trim

Single SS sink with hot/cold pressure water

Kenmore microwave

Princess 2-burner electric cooktop

Built-in coffee maker

Sanyo refrigerator

Ample above and below cabinet storage space

12V lighting

110V outlet


Head compartment forward

Galley Maid electric toilet

SS counter tops with varnished teak trim

Single SS sink bowl with hot/cold pressure


Separate shower stall

Vanity storage above and below counters

Holding tank with macerator discharge

12V lights


Garmin 5212 chartplotter touch screen (new 2011)

Garmin 2010C chartplotter

Furuno FR8100D radar

Furuno 72NM 6' open array

Garmin GSD 20 sounder

Robertson autopilot

Uniden ES VHF radio

Standard Horizon GX2100 VHF (lower station)

Standard Horizon VHF (tower station)

12VDC / 120VAC Electrical System

Complete 12VDC/120VAC distribution panel with generator start/stop controls

50A shore power service with shore cord

Northern Lights 6kW generator (560 hours)

Centaur 40A house AC charger system

Four (4) bilge pumps, auto/manual switches

12VDC outlet at helm

110V outlets in salon, galley, helm deck, engine compartment

12VDC lighting

Hull Construction

3/8&rdquo Kevlar , 1 ½&rdquo High density milspec Airex core 90, 1/2&rdquo S glass

fiberglass, epoxied and vacuum bagged at high pressure for 7 days before mold release.

4 full length 6&rdquowide stringers of laminated golden oak, 3 2&rdquox10&rdquo planks

with 12 oz. S glass colth between and fully wrapped around each plank, fully tabbed and

recessed into hull molded groove, then epoxied to hull under vacuum for additional 7 days.

Bulkheads 3 ½&rdquo thick of very high density airex core with ½&rdquo Kevlar on each

side and again epoxied and vacuum bagged. (our understanding is that because this

process was so labor intensive only 4 vessels, built for government DEA service, were

constructed in this manner. Subsequent vessels were cold molded glass over wood.)

Engine room stringers were fully capped on 3 sides with Corten steel, wet 12 oz. bi-axial S

glass cloth was press fitted under the steel engine beds, bolted through with grade 8 bolts

and tightened before the west epoxy cure took place.

Caterpillar Engines

Main propulsion with turbo and after cooled caterpillar 3208 engines originally supplied to the US

government with a mil spec certification rated at 440 HP at 3000 RPM. These engines are said to

differ from production 3208 in several respects:

Block castings higher than normal nodular iron for increased strength facilitating replaceable

piston liners

3 ring pistons vs 2 ring in &ldquocivilian&rdquo units

Inconel valves with proper matching valve seat inserts and double valve seals.Extra strength

valve springs with a higher lift and longer duration camshaft.

Larger diameter pushrods

Extra capacity Donaldson Air filters and Luberfiners.

Cupro-nickel heat exchangers

Additional Equipment

Dual station Panish controls

Cruisair air conditioning with reverse cycle heat

Northern Lights 6kW generator (560 hours)

Reverso oil changer

PSS dripless shaft logs

ACR searchlight with remote at lower helm

Givens Buoy 8 person liferaft

Hot water heater

Internal sea strainers

Dual Racor fuel filters

FloScan fuel flow gauges

Full tuna tower with separate Panish controls, VHF radio

Pipe aluminum top with canvas top and 4-sided enclosure


Cockpit fresh & salt water washdowns

Live and bait wells

Fish door in transom

LOA: 38'4
LWL: 35'
Beam: 15'3
Draft: 3'6
Displacement: 26,000 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 400
Water Capacity: 100
Type: Cruising
Designed By: Omie Tillet
Builder: Sportsman Boatworks
Model: Carolina Custom Sportfish
Year: 1987
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Location: Thomaston, ME
Boat Engine: Two 3208 Catepillars
Horsepower: 870
Cruising Speed: 24-26 knots
Top Speed: 31 knots @

For more information contact:

Annie Lannigan
(941) 374-3742

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