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Sports Fishing Boats 1998 Custom Carolina 30 Stokes Express listed by Bluewater Yacht Sales (Off Market)

  • Last advertised price $239,000
  • Powered by twin Yamaha F300 / 650 hrs
  • Off Market since Apr 28th 2020

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The "Secret Weapon" was originally built by Mike Stokes of Dare County, NC and christened the "Fight N Lady" for his family's famed charter fishing reputation and record catches out of Oregon Inlet, NC. When not fishing, Mike alongside his father Sam spent countless hours building boats in Dare County boat shops when not out on the ocean during charter fishing season.

In 2018, the "Secret Weapon" was brought to Croswait Composites for a complete refit. Croswait Composites is operated by brothers Jordy and Aaron Croswait who come from a long lineage of renown Outer Banks fishermen and boat builders. As told by the owners, "the only thing original on this boat is the hull itself." With one quick glance you can easily see this to be a true statement.

The final product of this effort reflect the love and hours that were poured into the project and it would be hard to find a custom boat of this size in better shape. The legendary hands that have graced this rig throughout the years give the "Secret Weapon" a legendary status in her own right. She has been lift kept and also comes with a twin axle trailer. The custom designed aluminum engine bracket designed by Shearline and 2015 Yamaha 300's with low hours push this rig along at super impressive speeds and economic fuel burn.

Hull, Topsides, Mechanical and Electronics

Hull and Topsides
  – Plank on frame construction encapsulated in glass
  – Awlgrip Paint light blue 2018 (hull)
  – Awlgrip Paint white 2018 (topsides)
  – Accent light blue paint (underside of hardtop)
  – Light blue bottom Paint 2018
  – Fiberglass encapsulated close cell foam hardtop and new aluminum frame with rod holders 2018
  – Small cuddy forward
  – C-Grip Marine Decking on cockpit and bridge deck
  – 190 gallon aluminum fuel tank
  – 30 gallon polyethylene fresh water tank
  – Transom Fish Box
  – Cockpit Live Well
  – Dunnage boxes
  – Helm Seat
  – Custom two color seat cushions
  – Varnished hardwood toe rail
  – Pipewelders Single Spreader Outriggers designed for easy trailering

Engines and Mechanical
  – (2) Rule bilge pumps with float switches
  – (2) 24M Optima batteries
  – (2) Blue Star battery switches
  – (1) Shurflo fresh water washdown pump
  – (1) Shurflo salt water wash down pump
  – Lenco Trim Tabs
  – (2) Dredge Reel Outlets
  – (2) 2015 Yamaha 300 Outboard Motors with low hours
  – Custom aluminum Outboard bracket by Shearline
  – Sea Star Steering
  – Running Lights

  – Garmin GPS map xs Sounder/Chartplotter/Radar
  – Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF Radio
  – Yamaha Engine Monitor
  – Fusion MS-RA 70 Stereo/Speakers