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2001 40 (ft.) Outback Custom Express Sportfish

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General Information

Listing# 139465

Stuart, FL, United States
Outback Custom
Boat Type
Model Year
Saltwater Fishing
Express Sportfish
40 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
4 Stroke
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

Outback Boat Company is a generation ahead in design, materials, and construction methods equating to truly unique and superior vessels.  Custom built for a knowledgeable owner by a team of skilled marine craftsmen from around the South Florida area. This boat has traveled around extensively from the Turks and Caicos up to the Outer Banks.  Newly repowered, this vessel is now equipped with triple Suzuki 300 HP Four Strokes under warranty until 2017.  She has a sweet spot at 38 MPH cruise burning 33 GPH with a max speed of 58 MPH. Unbeatable fuel economy for a forty foot express Sport Fishing vessel.

You will not find an express style boat that offers what this boat does performance and comfort wise.

24 Degree dead rise makes this one of the best riding hulls I have personally ever been on.

An ballast tank runs centerline down the hull filling with seawater while sitting still thus decreasing any vessel movement while drift fishing. 

The interior volume of this vessel is unmatched: Huge head that 4 people could stand in, second stateroom that sleeps 2 comfortably, full size master bed forward, 6’5” headroom in the cabin.

Please take the time to learn about the unique construction method of this vessel found under Full Details.



NEW Batteries

New Bilge Pumps

New deck hatches

New interior wood finishing’s

Hull and Topside Paint

New Galley Refrigerator/Freezer


2 New Suzuki 300 HP on Jack Plates in 2009 (warranty expired)

 Owner added a third motor in 2012 still under warranty until 2017.


Vessel Walkthrough
The Outback’s design evolved from years of research on various layouts, construction methods, and creature comforts to develop a one of a kind masterpiece on the seas.  Starting aft, the boat’s deck design comes straight from the 35 Contender model extending from the transom engine bracket to the helm area.  The transom bracket is flush mounted with a flat surface area leading to a “tuna door” with access to the cockpit.  A very clean finish with no gaps, housings, or hoses to trip on or damage.  Entering the self-bailing cockpit, you will notice a very functional layout for running a clean and efficient fishing operation.  Two tackle lockers are located on the cockpit bulkhead, swinging doors facing aft.  Storage lockers on either side of the hull under the gunnels for cleaning supplies, chamois, gaffs, brushes, etc.  Under the gunnel, you will also find easy access for fresh and salt water wash down hoses.  In the deck are two removable macerated fish boxes.  Located aft on the transom is a beautifully crafted live-well capable of keeping 300 baits alive for extended running periods (personally proven).   Moving forward, there is a step with bracket providing access to the helm area.  At first glance, you may feel the step is higher than necessary but when you enter the helm area and forward cabin, you immediately understand the reasoning -- beautiful panoramic line of sight over the entire vessel with excellent range of vision over the bow of the boat.  Looking forward, the helm station in located on the starboard side.  Full Furuno Electronics package built into a hydraulic recessing hatch typical of clean custom builders.  Captain’s seating for two is at the helm.  Located on the port side is a comfortable L shaped bench with seating room for six passengers.  Located amid ships is a deck hatch, similar to an engine compartment for diesel express boats, which folds up and aft.  Here you will find an enormous amount of additional storage space and access to the boat’s systems, generator and batteries.  All the systems were expertly designed and planned for easy access and maintenance. Similar to the standards found in production builders such as Viking and Intrepid.  This is no “back yard” hobby boat.  Every detail in the construction and layout is planned, tested, and applied to make the rigors of boat maintenance as easy as possible.  Again moving forward, step down into the cabin space and get a feel for the true size of the vessel.  Construction methods (explained in Construction section) have attributed to almost a 20% increase in interior volume compared to similar sized vessels with head room for a 6’5” person. There is a galley located on the port side with new Corian countertops, a microwave, two burners, stainless sink, refrigerator, and storage compartments.  Across from the galley is where the head is located.  Looking forward is a recessed open stateroom with a queen sized, brand new Tempur-Pedic mattress.  Located on either side of the open stateroom is rod locker storage, hanging closet, and additional storage compartments.  There is storage under the bed as well.  Looking aft, under the stairway is another sleeping quarter semi enclosed by a bulkhead and surprisingly roomy suited for two guests.  The cabin is air-conditioned by a 16,000 BTU unit. This vessel is equipped with Double Spreader Rupp Riggers and a High Seas Tower.  The second helm station in the tower is equipped with full Furuno Electronics and controls.
Construction Process
This boat is constructed with state of the art epoxy boards imported from Australia.  The epoxy boards were machine cut by a computer system creating precise angels for joinery work. Then the boards were heat treated and assembled in a jig and bonded with epoxy making the joints core strength stronger than the epoxy boards themselves.  The epoxy boards are 80% lighter than fiberglass sheets thus creating a hull that is stronger and lighter than any other production technique.  Cross stringers are cast and installed in the same epoxy boards expanding perpendicular down the hull.  They are bonded using the same heating and epoxy method as the hull frame.  All the bulkheads and hull cap are made of the same epoxy boards bonded with the same technique.  Overall, the state of the art construction method created a stronger, lighter, and quieter vessel than any other boat out there.  Because of the light weight construction method of the hull, it was believed the boat would not sit on her chines at the water line leading to an uncomfortable platform when not underway.  After some serious thought and numerous models and tests, the designers then developed the true brainchild that makes this boat the most advanced performance vessel on the water.  Integrated into the hull using the same epoxy bonding technique is a completely isolated tunnel cavity that extends from 3 feet forward of the transom to the bow thruster.  Open in the aft end, the cavity fills with water when not under way adding an additional 2500 pounds of ballast to the boat.  The added weight makes the boat sit perfectly in the water and dramatically reduces the rolling effect of the boat. While filled with water, there is zero sloshing water sounds or the effect of water making the boat oscillate.   The design of the cavity contains the water until the boat reaches about 10 mph and then flushes the water out the aft hole and the boat pops up on a plane with incredible acceleration.  There are no mechanical parts to this design, i.e. nothing to break.  It’s basically a tube running across the bottom of the hull that fills with water.  This design has zero effect on the hull integrity thus maintaining the same strength ratio to the hull. The boat was then wrapped in Carbon Kevlar reinforcing the epoxy boards and ballast tube creating a beautifully finished bullet proof hull.  The hull was then painted over with Awlgrip.  
Microwave Stainless Sink Twin Burners Storage lockers 110v outlets Refrigerator
Wet head located on the starboard side of vessel across from the galley (Head Hunter)
Master Stateroom
Queen size Tempur-Pedic bed A/C TV Numerous storage compartments
Guest Stateroom
Located under stairs Full size bed Half enclosed bulkhead in large crawl space. A/C
5 Step tower with full tower controls and electronics 2 large deck hatches located in the cockpit (160 QT per box) 14 Rod holders total. Located on gunnel and tower legs 2 Electrical outlets for deep drop reels Fresh Water shower Salt water wash-down Twin tackle storage stations
Electronics & Helm
Furuno Nav Net1 New 6kw Furuno radar Bow thruster Furuno Auto Pilot
30 Amp electrical power cord used for shore power.  All power systems can be turned on a running while connected to shore power. 3 Bilge pumps located aft, midships, and forward with high water alarm 5 batteries (NEW) 12v DC system Glendenning cable master
Engine Details & Mechanical Equipment
Triple Suzuki Four Stoke Outboards 300HP each 90 Hours on motors Engines are mounted on individual Jack Plates (Increases efficiency, decreases draft) New in 2009 Kohler Generator 7KW New in 2009 (100 hrs)
Broker's Comments
A truly one-of-a kind custom express Sport Fish.  Single owner company owned demo boat built for a very demanding fisherman.  This boat was the center piece “HOT NEW ITEM” at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Builders Convention in 2002.  It would cost over $800,000 to replace. Every single item on this vessel is TOP OF THE LINE, MARINE GRADE MATERIAL. The unique hull design is the future in boat building.  A trade secret by Australian architecture is now available for a new owner demanding the best of the best.  The company took a gamble in building this boat in 2001 with an untested, previously unknown, hull design and could not be happier with the results.  The company owner has fished this boat for the past 12 years and is now ready to move on.  Tried and true to its promise, this vessel is now available for the first owner to share in the perfect express boat!!!   You will not find another larger express outboard boat that is more fuel efficient or has a better ride.
Total weight of the vessel is 11,000lbs including engines and half fuel load. Draft is approximately 3’ Generator and 3 batteries are located under the helm deck hatch for easy access and service. Total height of the boat is 16’5” not including the outriggers Total head room in galley is 6’6”
Mechanical Disclaimer
  * Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.