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Charter team aboard Paul Mann 56-foot A-SALT WEAPON reels in 877-pound NC record Bluefin tuna

Captain Dennis Endee with a charter team aboard the A-SALT WEAPON, a 56-foot Paul Mann custom owned by Greg Russell and Andy Purgason, achieved a new North Carolina state record with an 877-pound Bluefin tuna on March 17, 2018. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, Delaware, reeled in the huge Bluefin after fighting with the fish for two-and-a-half hours off Oregon Inlet. It measured 113 inches curved fork length (tracing the contour of the body from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail) and had a girth of 79 inches. Chambers caught the fish using trolling dead

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Paul Mann Custom Boats Celebrates the Past and the Future with 30 Years of Custom Boat Building

Manns Harbor, NC -  It’s a little like excelling in playing the piano, painting, or engaging in any other art form. Assuming you are dedicated, gifted, and hardworking, in due time you become a master. Custom boatbuilding is, perhaps, a very different kind of art form than music or painting. But when you consider the depth of passion, experience, expertise, and attention to detail that Paul Mann brings to his boatbuilding craft, the logic of the analogy becomes clear. In short, after 30 years of passionate dedication and continuous improvements, Paul Mann is among the best of the best–if not

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Stunning Looks, Phenomenal Performance and Fishing Functionality: Newly Splashed 61′ Paul Mann Custom Boat JICHI

BOAT NAME:  JICHI SPLASH DATE: November 16, 2017 LOA: 61' BEAM: 18' DRAFT: 5' 6" WEIGHT(wet): 78,000 lbs LAYOUT: 3/3 FUEL: 1631 gal. ENGINE: (2) CATERPILLAR ACERT C32 1925 CRUISE SPEED/GPH/RPM: 38 kts /156/2000 TOP END/GPH/RPM: 45 kts /202/2330   Manns Harbor, NC: With even a glance at the new 61-foot three-stateroom/three-head JICHI, newly splashed in November 2017, it is evident that Paul Mann and his team surpass all expectations and limitations with this stunning design. This yacht combines unique style and one-of-a-kind looks with luxury deriving from rich hardwoods, superbly crafted details, and hints of South Beach interior design, and radiates the unique personality of her owner.  Unquestionably, the JICHI commands attention

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Paul Mann Custom Boats Announces Construction of New 63′ Sportfish

MANNS HARBOR, NC: Construction is now underway at the Paul Mann Custom Boats facility in Manns Harbor, NC, on Hull 140, an exciting new three-stateroom, two-head 63-foot sportfish yacht. Paul Mann Custom Boats is celebrating its 30th year in boatbuilding with the beginning of this new yacht.    This handsome boat will soon be a beautiful sight in the Gulf of Mexico and in sportfishing destinations and resorts around the world. Her home port will be Sarasota, FL.   When complete, Hull 140 will feature twin C32 ACERT 1600 BHP at 2300 RPM engines, gyro stabilizers, a 1700+-gallon fuel capacity, plus a 300-400-gallon freshwater system. She'll also

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The Dare County Boys and the Jig Boat Revolution. Read how technology adds speed to the builds and the boats of Paul Mann and others

WoodenBoat magazine writer Randall Peffer and photographer Jay Fleming crafted an excellent article on Paul Mann Custom Boats and other Dare County boatbuilders. The article should be required reading for anyone considering the purchase of a Carolina-style custom sportfishing boat. Extensive coverage of Paul Mann, “…one of the most admired of the new generation style and technology in boatbuilding.” Click here to download full article!

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