BLACKFISH is a custom-designed 49-foot cold-molded racer/cruiser based on another Brooklin Boat Yard boat, DREADNOUGHT, that launched by BBY in June of 2014. Brooklin Boat Yard teamed up with designer Jim Taylor of Marblehead, MA, on this very successful design. BLACKFISH launched in May 2017.
In order to weigh this boat more heavily on the racing side of the racer/cruiser spectrum than DREADNOUGHT, Jim removed the stall shower from the head. This allowed the cockpit, aft end of the cabin trunk, and interior arrangement aft of the mast to be moved forward 25 inches. Other differences include a dedicated life raft locker and changes to deck hardware layout. The underbody of this boat is identical to DREADNOUGHT.
BLACKFISH’s owner is an experienced New England yachtsman with a keen interest in racing.