This beautiful green Master Marine is located in Rhode Island.
Brand new paint job makes her shine. It may be a 1981 hull but she is just stunning
in her 2012 restoration colors.
These were built in New England for Giant Bluefin Tuna fishing.
In 1980 a new boat company was born under the banner of Master Marine in response to a challenge. New England fishermen needed a specialized craft to pursue giant bluefin tuna. The design criteria were curious: able to subdue 1,000 pound fish, manageable by a two-men crew, narrow-beam for trailering, seaworthy, stable, and tough as nails!
Henry Masters designed a classic center console. Longer, at 28 feet, than any before it, it featured a radically sharp entry to enhance tough water handling, making it one of the earliest true deep-V fishing boats ever built. Masters added wide chines with a reverse edge to provide stability while trolling and at anchor to offset a narrow beam. Construction was 100% hand-laid fiberglass which made for a strong, tough boat.
The boat was ahead of its time in design, appearance and performance. Fleets of them prowled the tuna grounds during the commercial season and encouraged a new following. New England's serious fishermen liked the lines, accommodating ride, trailerability and durability of Master's big center console. Before long, they were placing orders, too.
The original 28-foot center console has withstood the test of time and is still on the water today! It forged the way for all the fine fishing boats manufactured by the company now called True World Marine. Designed for serious fishermen. Built tough to be fished hard and last for decades. Powered for solid performance with maximum economy. Constructed from the bottom up to provide uncompromising safety. And priced to provide a level of value that is hard to find in today's world of over-hyped, over-priced fiberglass boats.
This one has a 250 Yamaha, but could be fitted with 225 Merc if desired.
She comes with a tandem roller trailer, new T-Top, and has a brand new paint job, and the complete restore is under way.
These are built tough to handle just about anything.
Come take a look.
- PLEASE CONTACT LISTING BROKER - LARRY RUTTER - 401-338-3554