Press and Publication Articles

QUALIFIER finds white-hot marlin bite this fall!

Twenty-nine white marlins were released September 19 from the Paul Mann 56-foot QUALIFIER by Owner/Captain Fin Gaddy and mate Chris Kubik. That was the total of releases aboard QUALIFIER for just one day out of many excellent days fishing the fall season out of the Oregon Inlet, NC area. Captain Fin and crew will join the Paul Mann fleet down in Mexico for sailfish this winter. Make your plans to join us!

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The LISA K is on her way! Another custom built Paul Mann 67′ has launched and is headed north to the Mid-Atlantic 500 in Ocean City to make her tournament fishing debut.

SPECIFICATIONS Length Overall: 67' Beam: 18' 10" Draft: 5' 8" Weight (dry): 75,000 Layout: 3 staterooms, 3 heads w/ custom showers Fuel capacity: 3 tanks, 1,900 gal. Water capacity: 300 gal. Engine(s): Twin Cat C-32 ACERT 1900HP Tier III Gears and Controls: Twin Disc Model MGX6599A/Cat 360 precision controls Equipped w/joystick maneuvering Electronics: IMS American electronics package Generators: (2) Cummins Onan 21.5 kW Racor on gen set Steering: Sea Star power steering cylinder HC5803-2; Power steering helm HH5281 Cruise Speed/RPM: 37 kt/1900 RPM Top End/RPM: 43.1 kt/2,356 RPM Riggers: Rupp 43' "Triple Spreader" Tournament outriggers (Bigg Riggs) Helm/Fighting Chair: Release Marine chairs-fighting (1), helm (2), Ladder back jump seat (1) Full tower/hardtop: Bausch American Towers Paul Mann Custom Boats

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Paul Mann Custom Boats of Manns Harbor, NC, a company and name synonymous with carefully engineered, meticulously crafted and competitive custom Carolina-style sportfish boats known worldwide, has joined an elite rank of business organizations with the celebration of a hallmark 25 years of operation in 2013.

The key to the longevity of Paul Mann Custom Boats, now in its 25th year, is a unique combination of understanding the heritage and "tricks of the trade" of Carolina boat design and specialized running bottoms, utilizing the most modern building techniques and lightweight materials, and employing incredible craftsmanship and an eye for detail to produce sportfish yachts of the highest quality. Paul Mann himself has traveled to destinations around the globe, first to more fully experience how his boats are used and, just as importantly, to test methods and materials that ensure the perfect marriage of high technology and proven traditional design. Mann's

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The accolades continue! Be sure to check out the December 2011 issue of Yachting magazine and read “The Year’s Best.” Here’s what the editors had to say about the Paul Mann Custom Boats 81-foot GEORGIA GIRL:

There are certain boats that create a positive buzz along the docks and get people talking. Then there are boats that create screams accompanied by church bells and shouts from mountaintops. Such a boat is the Paul Mann 81 Georgia Girl. Marlin magazine's Dean Travis Clarke recently wrote, "Each time I head to Wanchese [North Carolina] to sea-trial a Paul Mann vessel, I suffer some disbelief: I can't imagine the new one being better or more advanced than the last. But I've also learned that that attitude denies the inevitable. It's not difficult to figure out why this

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Thanks to our newest boat owner and his team for their faith and trust in Paul Mann Custom Boats in building GEORGIA GIRL!

Paul Mann Custom Boats wants to sincerely thank Robert Matthews, his wife Dianne, and all the folks at their end who worked with us on the spectacular and exciting Georgia Girl project. From start to finish, working together, we achieved the best custom boat build possible and the results were nothing short of amazing, exceeding even Paul's high standards and expectations. We are extremely happy with the owner's proud assessment of the finished product. We share here the letter received from Mr. Matthews expressing his satisfaction. If you are considering a custom sportfish yacht, we hope

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