Fans of Blackfin Boats might not have realized the center console sportfishing boats never really went away — and now they’re being ‘reintroduced.’
At the March 21-24 Palm Beach International Boat Show it was announced that yacht brokerage firm Dwight Tracy & Friends and boatbuilder Blackfin Boats launched a strategic partnership for the marketing, sales and exclusive worldwide distribution of a new, expanded line of thoroughly modernized Blackfin sportfishing boats and yachts.
“Unbeknownst to most, Blackfin has during the past decade continued quietly building, in small numbers, superbly handcrafted center console and open sportfishing boats,” founder and CEO Dwight Tracy said in a statement. “Recently the company decided to expand its current production and product line to meet a rapidly growing market demand. They contacted us to discuss how best to ‘reintroduce’ the Blackfin brand, which for the past 10 or so years has been, perhaps, the best-kept secret in the boating marketplace.”
The dealership specializes in yachts from 45 to 180 feet, Tracy said in a statement. The Blackfin line currently ranges from 27 to 34 feet, and will soon re-expand to include express sportfishing yachts 34 to 42 feet.