Drum Roll Please! Release Boatworks has introduced a new model, the 42’ Dayboat Flybridge!
Another collaboration with renowned naval architect Erwin Gerards, the Release Boatworks 42’ Custom Sportfish was designed in true RBW fashion around a large cockpit equipped for serious sportfishing, but will offer lofty sleeping accommodations for three in a queen plus over/under bunk below deck.
While the most recent Release builds have been walkarounds, the 42’ Dayboat Flybridge provides more space in the cabin for berthing and an enclosed optional lower station for more comfortable long trips. In the compact maneuverable size of a 42’, this family-friendly battlewagon still provides everything for a low maintenance successful day offshore, or planned out overnight trips to the Bahamas.
Release Boatworks is a custom builder with access to almost any power package desired, however we prefer what we consider to be an outstanding combination of Cummins common-rail marine diesel engines. While we haven’t splashed our first 42’ just yet, we are looking forward to building her this year to raise the bar worldwide when it comes to fishability, performance, maneuverability, styling and quality of construction.
Fishing on the 42’ Dayboat Flybridge will be focused on serious angler amenities with plenty of room for a fighting chair or rocket launcher setup in the center of the cockpit, and the gunwales are the perfect height for both angler safety and crew convenience for a successful billfish release. Large insulated fishboxes, dead bait freezers, livewells, and outriggers are all engineered for optimal placement.
When it comes to construction, Release Boatworks utilizes the state-of-the-art Vacuum Infused Resin (VIR) molding process. Only a few manufacturers are using this highly sophisticated “closed-molded” process, which results in a more consistent resin to cloth ratio, stronger and lighter parts, and an environmentally friendly process. This process is not related to what is commonly known as “vacuum bagging,” a process used by many builders.
The Release 42′ hull consists of ISO/NPG gelcoat, vinylester resins and multi-directional fabrics all sandwiching Airex coring. All of this is vacuum infused, resulting in an optimal resin to cloth ratio. A layer of carbon fiber is added to the molded stringer system for added stiffness. These boats are designed for the rigors of charter fishing for hundreds of days each season with minimal upkeep—they will perform at the highest levels for any owner.
The 42’ Release Boatworks Dayboat Flybridge is projected to be one of the most popular custom sportfish available, and RBW is currently securing build slots for the coming year.
For more information, call 833-FISH-RBW!
Author: Lacey Hagler