Paul Mann Custom Boats Delivers 77-Foot Sportfish


Paul Mann 77-foot Sportfish FULL TIME Immediately Becomes Owner’s Preferred Mode of Relaxation and Fun  

Manns Harbor, NC:  It didn’t take long for the owner of the newest Paul Mann Custom 77-foot sportfish, FULL TIME, to take her for a whirl! One of the most beautiful custom sportfish builds, and possibly one of the best performing yachts of its kind, FULL TIME took its maiden voyage from her home port of Coral Gables, Florida to the Bahamas for fishing and family fun just days after delivery.

While in the Bahamas the boat outperformed owner expectations not only at the fishing grounds but also in livability at the dock. “This is a phenomenal boat!” Stated owner, Luis Perez, “My family anxiously awaited the delivery of FULL TIME and it was well worth the wait. The moment the boat arrived in Florida we loaded her up and started enjoying all she has to offer. It would be an understatement to say we are looking forward to many exceptional days on the water.”

FULL TIME is yet another exceptional collaboration that proves Paul Mann Custom Boats and Ullberg Yacht Design of Winter Park, FL are ahead of the curve for custom sportfish yacht design and builds.  

The running numbers taken on initial splash day tests indicated the possibility of a whole new level of power and performance in luxury sportfish yachts. That day Paul Mann stated, “Amazing, we didn’t even touch the tabs!” And FULL TIME didn’t disappoint during the final trails. With the tower added and 16 crew aboard, performance did not waiver with this beast of a boat moving at 45 kt (52 MPH) WOT. Even at 1250 RPMs tests showed over 18 kt. “This is an exceptional boat and I cannot thank Luis Perez enough for giving me the opportunity to build it,” noted Paul Mann. “He put a lot of faith in our team and we’re glad we were able to deliver him a world-class fishing machine that exceeds the speed and performance of any Paul Mann Boat!”  

FULL TIME’s incredible running numbers are derived from a combination of both design and utilization of the latest in diesel technology. She’s equipped with state-of-the-art 16-cylinder Tier 3 MTU Series 2000 M96 engines. These brawny built for long-distance power plants not only generate up to 2600 HP per engine, but also have a power-to-weight ratio that contributes to fuel efficiency and makes them a brilliant choice for this yacht.

While FULL TIME’s performance is very impressive, so is her fit and finish.  This four-stateroom luxury sportfish yacht features three full heads plus a day head, galley and salon with custom teak joinery, including select areas of solid teak flooring. As you move throughout the spacious layout from the living quarters to the master suite and each stateroom, luxury and conveniences are abundant.

The exterior teak package consists of a solid teak transom, drip molding, toe-rail, cockpit deck, back bulkhead, and mezzanine. In addition, the fly-bridge has all the richness of wraparound seating with teak caps, rod storage, (2) built-in custom freezers and the comforts of a/c, along with a custom teak Palm Beach-style helm pod. 

Recognized throughout the marine and woodworking industry for award winning craftsmanship, Mann Custom Boats, in Manns Harbor NC, has built more than 40 yachts from 52 to 80+ feet LOA. Using jigs or the traditional frame and plank cold-molded style, or a combination of the two methods, according to customer wants and needs, each boat is designed for exceptional performance. The first hull, launched more than 30 years ago, is still active in sportfishing today and serves as a testament to Paul Mann’s “hands-on” dedication to every aspect of the design build process.

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CONTACT:  Robin Mann, Paul Mann Custom Boats

6300 US Highway 64, Manns Harbor, NC 27953

TEL 252-473-1716