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Sports Fishing Boats 1993 Gamefisherman Open Marlin Tower listed by Gilman Yachts of Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. (Off Market)

  • Last advertised price $389,900
  • Powered by twin Cat 3116 TA'S / 1147 hrs
  • Off Market / since Sep 15th 2021

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Electronics and Navigation/Helm Equipment

All Electronics are 2015 or newer:

  – Garmin 8215 GPS/Chartplotter touchscreen MultiFunction Display in helm pod
  – Garmin 8208 GPS/Chartplotter touchscreen MFD in overhead box
  – Garmin GMI 20 digital information display, 4-inch color screen in overhead box
  – Garmin GHP reactor 40 autopilot, 4-inch color screen in overhead box
  – Garmin GHC remote wireless autopilot control unit
  – Garmin GSD 26 depth sounder, professional sonar module, CHIRP
  – Garmin GHP 1204 xHD2 radar, 12kW, with 4-foot open array, 72-mile range
  – Garmin GXM 52 Sirius XM marine weather interface module
  – Garmin AIS 600, automatic identification system transceiver
  – Garmin 8208 GPS/Chartplotter touchscreen MFD at Tower helm
  – Garmin GMI 20 digital information display, 4-inch color screen at Tower helm
  – All Garmin equipment is connected via backbone network, all data / all MFDs
  – FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera (new Spring '18), M232, pan/tilt controls via Garmin MFDs
  – Standard Horizon Matrix VHF radio with GPS/AIS functions, GX2200, in helm pod. Mircophone has built in speaker and selector keys.
  – Standard Horizon Matrix VHF radio with AIS input, GX2000, in helm pod, white external speaker for VHF radios mounted above helm
  – ICOM M-324 VHF radio in Tower helm control box
  – West Marine hand-held emergency Vhf radio
  – Shakespeare Galaxy VHF antennas, two masts with Rupp antenna supports
  – ACR RCL-100D remote spotlight with control pads in overhead box and Tower
  – Danforth Constellation Hi-speed 4-inch magnetic compass on top of pod console
  – Ritchie Powerdamp Plus 4-inch magnetic compass at Tower helm
  – Fusion MS-NRX200i remote stereo control panels in helm pod and cabin connected via Garmin Meteor 300 Bluetooth-Sirius XM-FM black box stereo
  – JL Audio system with M77-CCX 7.7inch speakers (4) with classic white grills, there is also a JL Audio amplifier
  – KVH Trackvision, M1 satellite TV antenna/dome
  – Glendinning Electronic Engine Control selector/indicator panel in helm pod with Automatic gear/throttle cable backup switch. Side mount single lever controls, EEC-3, with warm, troll, and sync functions. Tower helm has top mounted control with integral selector.
  – Volvo Penta boat trim system with Automatic Trim function and position indicator, with display/control panel in overhead box
  – FloScan fuel management system digital displays with tachometers and consumption summary metering mounted inside the bezel on helm pod
  – 12v power outlet inside electronics pod


Murray Brothers Teak Ladderback helm chair with 3-inch stainless steel pedestal and swing around teak tread footrest.

High Seas Fabrication aluminum Marlin Tower (new in 2005) with cored fiberglass hardtop, LED color-changing spot lighting beneath, and red/green LED running lights molded into the forward corners. Tower station has a white fiberglass control box with stainless steel Ongaro custom helm wheel and speed knob, digital tachometers, and engine temp gauges. There is a padded coaming belly-band and a cushioned bench seat with padded backrest incorporated to the fiberglass sunshade support (Sat dome in mounted on top, GPS/XM antennas, as well as an anchor light mast, with the spotlight just ahead of it). The aft underside of the sunshade has two cockpit 12v spreader lights molded into it.

Bridge deck has a varnished teak cap railing and a track-to-track mounted Strataglass and white Stamoid center enclosure panel with a large opening U-zip forward. The two enclosure curved forward side panels are rigid/clear EZ2CY and two aft side panels are Strataglass (there are 5 total panels). The centerline helm console has a perfectly varnished teak helm pod with polished stainless single-lever side engine controls, and polished stainless Ongaro custom helm wheel with speed knob. The pod instrument cluster is framed by a chrome fastener-free trim bezel with glass cover. Just ahead is a hinged opening electronics pod with smoked glass insert, when upright supported by stainless gas shocks. Portside of this console are a row of tackle or gear drawers behind a door. Just forward of the console is the drop down hatch to the center engine room.

To either side of this center console are teak trimmed, cushioned bench seating. These seats can be hinged up to access large storage areas beneath them. If more than daily engine service access is needed, both bench front panels can be removed and large deck hatches above both motors can be opened, outstanding access to all sides of the engines. It is notable that throughout the boat virtually all the hinged hatches have stainless steel gas shocks.

Moving towards the cockpit there are four well insulated boxes, two to either side that can be used as ice boxes, for drinks/bait/food, or storage. Each box has capacity to keep 60 pounds of ice and the lids are channeled and gasketed. When closed the position of these boxes also provide nice seats for the cockpit, aft facing, great for trolling or chunking.

There are two steps down from the bridge deck to the non-skid painted cockpit deck. The one step is teak decked and it can hinge up to allow storage for brush handles, boat hook, gaffs, etc. Below is the single fuel fill of the one fiberglass diesel tank beneath the forward cockpit deck. To the port side under the gunwale forward are spigots for fresh and saltwater washdowns. To the starboard side are shore power inlet connection for 30amp cord and a connection for a cable TV cord. There are LED cockpit lighting strips (white/blue) beneath the coverboards. The cockpit corners have stainless steel line hawsers, inboard are polished stainless steel cleats, and below on the deck are corner scupper drains. The two outboard aft deck hatches allow access to the rudder table and aft bilge area, these hatches are guttered and drained to the scuppers. There are also two transom underwater lights and a transom running light. A varnish teak step box not on the boat currently, but is included.

Moving out towards the bow, the toe railing is painted out to match the deckhouse, sans bow rail, with a single deck hatch (above the head's shower stall). Just forward is a hinged-opening, small anchor locker with the stock secured for the Guardian G-16 anchor with 15 feet of chain and 300' of 1/2" nylon rode which is beneath a polished stainless anchor rode hawser just aft. To either side of the locker are stainless mounted cleats with skene fairleads just forward and outboard on the toe rail and in center on the stem is a straight fairlead for anchoring. There is drainage at the base of the centerline forward toe rail. Light non-skid finish on foredeck with a slight crown.

Vinyl canvas covers for: tower station, lower helm station, helm chair, and rocket launcher. Cushions are stored inside the cabin when not in use.


Cold molded WEST SYSTEM construction. Reported bottom construction is 4 ply diagonally laminated Laurel, fiberglass sealed inside and out. Raked Mahogany stem and stringers. Modified-V hull shape with 7.5 degrees deadrise at transom. Hull has full length chine rails and aft hull side spray rails with modest tumblehome noted at transom. Hull-side engine-room air intake vents. White rub rail with polished stainless steel strike plate strip. The entire boat was painted inside and out in 2015 with Awlgrip 2000, by Hawk Eye Custom Yacht Refinishing. Hull is LH Green with Jade Green boot stripe and green SeaHawke CUKOTE antifouling. Snow White decks, deckhouse, bridgedeck, and the cabin is a combination or Snow and Matterhorn white. Engine room is Matterhorn white.

Cabin and Interior Equipment

The cabin is entered on the bridge deck forward of the helm console. A teak louvered entry door has a fold back hatch top which when closed has an overlapping hasp latch for secure closure with a padlock. When open the teak door slides down to disappear into a pocket and the hatch lid tilts up firmly held by two gas shocks. Immediately to port at the entry door are four large drawers for tackle and/or equipment storage. Four steps down mahogany stairs to the cabin sole.

The interior has a Herreshoff styled elegance with neatly painted white bulkheads and cabinets trimmed with nicely vanished wood trim throughout. The portside is a large mahogany countertop with a brushed stainless steel undermounted sink and simple chrome gooseneck faucet and chrome soap dispenser. The center of the counter is a opening refrigerator compartment. Above and aft is the main electrical panel and below the Cruisair digital A/C thermostat control flanked to either side by the inverter operation switches. Below are the Fusion remote stereo panel, light switches (LED lighting), 12v/USB power plug, and 110v outlet. Next forward are two open oval cutout cubby storage compartments and then two doors with more storage compartment shelves and a 110v outlet. On the forward bulkhead is a wall-mounted Axess 20" color flat panel TV and in the cabinet a Direct TV receiver connected to the KVH Trackvision controller and antenna.

To the starboard side of the cabin are two bunk berths with their cushions upholstered in a earth tone tweed material and the bed rails of varnished wood. 12v reading lamps in the aft upper corner of each berth with sleeping pillows. The top berth can be dropped into a vertical channel to make this side of the cabin into a settee. Below the lower berth is a large storage compartment where many spare boat items are currently kept. The white cabin headliner is trimmed with mahogany batons. This cabin sole has a mahogany and holly sole presently protected by a small area rug.

In the cabin on the starboard aft bulkhead is a wall-mounted ACR Satfind 406mhz EPRIB.

Next forward is a hinged, solid mahogany door with louvered lower half and a varnished wood trimmed door frame that leads into the head area. Above and on either side of this door are LED strip lighting fixtures which are operated by manual switches. On the portside is a mahogany vanity top with a circular polished stainless sink with small chrome faucet. Below is a cabinet with a wood faced shelf for towels or toiletry storage. Above the sink is a wood faced shelf with a new deco styled Magic Chef microwave oven. Across to starboard side of the compartment is a Jabsco hand-pump manual marine head. Just aft and above the head is a wood shelf and nearby 110v outlet. There are a couple of cubby storage areas behind and beneath the head, above is a wood faced shelf. There is an A/C vent into this area. Next forward is the shower stall with overhead deck hatch above and triangular shaped teak strip seat. There is teak grate floor in this stall with a sump box and pump/float switch beneath the grate. A spigot attaches to a shower wand, normally stored below the sink. Forward is a door that gives access to the anchor rode locker and a wood framed mirror is mounted on this door. The mahogany baton trim of the headliner continues into these two forward compartments. The sump also has a manual control switch just below the vanity sink top. Note: this head layout is slight different than the manufacturer's layout drawing posted with this listing, with the head to starboard opposite of the sink, making room for the shower stall forward

Fishing Equipment

  – High Seas Marlin Tower with 4 place rocket launcher rod storage on back bar of hardtop
  – Rupp, single gold spreader, silver Outriggers
  – Rupp center rigger
  – Birdsall silver Pancake-style teaser reels built into underside of hardtop
  – Under cockpit fiberglass livewell with thru-bottom flow source or 12v saltwater feed and macerator pump out. Blue interior finish with approximately 30 gallon capacity.
  – White painted Murray Brothers 4-place rocket launcher with rigging tray/laminate cutting board and 2 drink holders. Teak faced tackle drawer beneath. Mounted on aluminum pedestal.
  – Eight heavy duty Lee swiveling rod holders, flush mounted in Teak covering boards in cockpit, 3 port and starboard and 2 aft.

Electrical Systems, Equipment, Lighting, and Plumbing

  – 12V DC electrical system; 110v AC electrical system
  – 30amp shore power cord
  – Bass Products, main electrical/breaker panel in cabin with shore power switching, AC and DC volts and amp meters, battery condition meter
  – There are sub-panels for DC breakers in the engine room and at the portside helm console, plus a breaker for all tower electrical.
  – AC power is provided when away from shorepower by a ProMariner TruePower Plus 2000watt PureSineWave inverter. This is enough to run (via power management) the microwave oven, a coffee maker, a 110v wet-vac, or power drill. In the cabin there is a selector switch (onboard solutions) to go from AC Shore to AC Inverter with indicator light. There is also a switch to combine the house batteries for heavier loads.
  – There are 3 Odyssey Extreme group 31 dry-cell AGM batteries, one for each engine and one for house, plus a LifeLine 8D dry-cell AGM house battery.
  – Charles Industries 30amp automatic battery charger
  – Three radial battery shut off switches or combining to allow parallel power if needed
  – 60amp main engine alternators
  – Operational bonding system
  – Dometic self-contained, 8000Btu, reverse cycle A/C unit with digital thermostat
  – Vitrifrigo DC refrigeration system with digital thermostat, Secop compressor, galley
  – With exception of a couple of engine room lights, all aboard are LED
  – Three automatic Rule bilge pumps (2000,2000, 1000) with float switches are direct battery wired with thermal breakers, they have manual switches at the helm electronics pod, and pump on indicator LCD lights are in the helm pod. Inside the pod chrome bezel under glass are chrome rimmed VDO analog oil pressure, oil temp, gear pressure, and voltage gauges for both motors. Beneath the pod are ignition exciting Cole Hersey pull switched and rubber booted engine start and stops.
  – On the starboard side of the helm console is a DC electrical sub-panel for operation of the exterior boat lighting and systems. On the port side of the console a door opens to a storage area where safety equipment is stored, also here is found a loose fire extinguisher and a 110v outlet. Also a loud 4-inch alarm bell linked to oil pressure and coolant temp.
  – Jabsco Par Diaphragm backup bilge pump, automatic/manual, forward bilge
  – Ultra Safety Systems, high water bilge alarm system
  – Fresh water house system, Pentair Shurflo AquaKing II, 55psi
  – Salt water washdown system, Pentair Shurflo ProBlaster, 60psi
  – Virtually every item named in this section of the listing was replaced in 2015 or later.

Mechanical, Engine Details, and Equipment

Caterpillar 3116TA's produce 350hp at 2800 rpm, they are reported to have 1133/1147 SMOH. Boat owner likes to operate the boat when traveling at 25 knots which he states give him approximately 1.2 m/p/g.

In 2015 the engines were removed from the boat and shipped to Maryland where a CAT factory certified complete overhaul was performed including blocks bored and sleeved. At that time new turbos, oil coolers, raw water pumps, alternators, and starters in addition to all new hoses, clamps, and accessories. The exhaust was updated with Marine Exhaust hard cast 5-inch risers and 6-inch Linear mufflers under the cockpit. Since that time, in late 2017 new Twin Disc gears were installed (1.5:1 reduction), new motor mounts, new Aquamet shafts, cutlass bearings, and new 4-blade props. These gears have trolling valves.

  – Airsep crankcase ventilation system and air filters
  – Racor 900MA primary fuel filters with vacuum gauges
  – Fuel priming pumps
  – Livos engine room ventilation mist grills
  – Tides dripless shaft logs with spare seal in travel carrier
  – Reverso oil change pumps one for each side, main engines and gears
  – Engine room ceiling insulation, Sound Down
  – Engine room was fiberglassed/faired
  – Four LED engine room light strips, plus four DC larger light fixtures
  – All the thru-hull valves have been replaced/relocated with cast bronze ball-type
  – Sea Fire HFC-227ea engine room automatic fire suppression system
  – Tides dripless rudder bearing seals with spare seal in carrier on shafts (2017)
  – QL/Volvo Penta trim tab blades
  – Spare set of three blade props


The first and only cold-molded 34' Gamefisherman express model built. AMBUSH has benefitted from a detailed and thorough refit completed during 2015 in Stuart, FL which included engines out of the boat and full CAT certified overhauls and upgrades, plus a total boat and engine compartment rewire, replumb, and refinish. Further improvements continued for several more years. A full press effort refit with quality, resulting in an opportunity to acquire a turn-key vessel. It is difficult to find any wire, pipe, hose, fabric, or system on this Gamefisherman that is not 2015 or newer.

Disclaimer and Exclusions

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. AMBUSH is currently in use by the present owner and as a result there are items visible in the photographs that will not convey with the sale. A specific list of exclusions will be provided upon request accompanied by an acceptable written offer. Buyer should assume that anything not specifically written on the full spec could be excluded, certainly all fishing tackle, tools, dive gear, handheld electronics, charts, personal safety gear/weather gear, and valise life-raft will be excluded. There are no warrantees expressed or implied related to this vessel and it's rebuild outlined in this listing.