The 34′ Deck

The 34′ Deck-Liner Plug is well under way. Working on it every day from the plans of naval architect Erwin Gerards are three of Florida’s finest Master Plug Builders. Construction of this piece began earlier this week (week of June 26). Currently under the ownership of Release Boatworks, this vessel will play the role of our demo boat… keep an …

Hull #1 – 46′ Walk Around

Release Boatworks is going full steam ahead.  Howard Steinberg is the owner of Hull#1, the 46′ walk-around, and he was here visiting our Miami shop this month to check on the progress of the building.  We have been moving at a steady pace.  The final fairing of the hull plug is a couple days from completion and the bridge deck plug is underway.  This …

The 43′

The first 43 footer is under way for Mr Peter Dubens.  Designed by naval architect Erwin Gerards, this one will hit 50+ miles-per-hour at the pins and will draw only 32 inches!  Built as a tender for the Dubens’ yacht, this 43′ will be a mix of hard core fishing, diving, and family fun.  Scheduled for delivery next summer to …

The Stringer System

In order to achieve a tight fit, the stringer system plug is being built in place.  The wood fixtures will be covered in formica and a perfect mold will be made from them.  The stringer grid will then be laminated on mold and will contain the complete writing and plumbing chases as well as the floors for an engine room and …

34′ Release — Takin’ Shape

After countless hours of deisgn, testing materials, prepping the surface, making inserts, and two weeks of “loading” the hull, it was finally time to infuse!  We left the hull bagged and vacuum overnight, and the next morning we set up the hoses and the manifold system and opened the first valve… 46 minutes later, we had Hull#1 — and it …

2011 Release Boatworks 46 Walk-Around

Fishability While many make the claim, the Release 46 represents a true walk-around. Unlike many large open boats, the Release 46’s deck runs flush from stem to stern. Besides making fishing a full 360 degrees around the boat a breeze, the flush deck adds to the boat’s super-clean appearance. While every boater can appreciate the good looks and superb performance …

The Release 34

Once in a great while a boat comes along and for one reason or another becomes a classic. The 31 Bertram, the 36 Rybovich, the 43 Merritt are a few that come to mind. The Release 34 is such a boat. Based on the hull of the 34 Gamefisherman, a boat with legendary ride, handling and a nearly cult-like following. …

THE RELEASE 43’ – The Journey Begins

A classic style boat built with today’s technology.  It sounds easy, but it’s a lot easier to fail than succeed.  I knew that as tempting as it was to “copy” one of the legendary gameboats, it wasn’t an option.  So, I decided to use the 43’ Merritt as the benchmark.  Between meetings, phone calls and emails Erwin finally has a …

The Process Begins – With A Fishing Trip!

One of the important decisions I made was to fly Erwin to Guatemala and have him experience the “fleet” first hand. We went out fishing on Release, a 1961 37’ Merritt.  What I wanted Erwin to see was the clean wake. I have never fished a boat that has a wake like that boat. The other unique characteristic is the …

Release 43

Release Boatworks – How did this happen?

My friend Captain David Salazar and I were standing in the boatyard at Hurricane Cove Marina admiring our handiwork on a completely restored 1962 Rybovich, the Pelagian.  We were putting the finishing touches on another restoration project that had begun nearly two years earlier.  “You know” said Dave, “it’s about time to build your own boat. Aren’t you tired of …