Jim Smith begins construction on 29.8 metre custom sportfishing boat
by Miranda Blazeby
US builder Jim Smith has begun construction on a 29.8 metre custom sportfishing boat, which will be its second biggest build yet.
Set to launch in mid 2020, Ovation will be the second Jim Smith for the owner, who already owns the 25.91 metre Samurai, delivered in 2006.
Currently in-build, Ovation will have a beam of 7.3 metres and will be powered by a pair of MTU Series 2000 M96 2600hp engines.
Details about the boat remain sparse, but it is known that there will be five staterooms. An entertainment centre with a stereo system and TV will sit in the saloon, which will be accessible through an electric sliding door.
A full height fridge-freezer will sit in the pantry along with a wet bar, wine cooler and Asko stainless-steel washer and dryer. The flybridge meanwhile will be equipped with a custom designed helm console.