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2000 Jim Smith 65 Sport Fisherman

True Grit

Anna Maria, Florida, United States
  • 3 Staterooms
  • 3 Heads
  • 2 Engines

GYS Listing

This 65' Custom Sport Fisherman was built in 2000 by Jim Smith with a deep-vee design by Donald Blount and was purchased by her current owner at the end of 2014. After an extensive survey, all findings were corrected and True Grit underwent a comprehensive refit throughout in 2015/2016. As a result, she is in immaculate better-than-new condition mechanically, structurally, and cosmetically. Totally updated inside and outside. In addition, she had an air-conditioned mezzanine added in the cockpit and a Palm Beach Tuna Tower added. The current owner always maintains True Grit in perfect, turn-key condition.

Recent upgrades in June 2019 include:

  • All new computers on main engines
  • All engine room cameras serviced and upgraded
  • New canvas cockpit awning with carbon fiber poles
  • New tuna tower custom backrest
  • New cockpit enclosure spray wings and track system
  • Bridge all EZ2CY buffed and polished - new center panel

This is a beautiful, fast, expertly equipped fishing machine. Please contact us today to schedule your showing.

  • Last updated Jun 19th, 2024


- Complete Refit 2015/2016
- Palm Beach Tower 2015/2016
- All Engine Services up to Date
- Extensive Upgrades June 2019
- Excellent Condition


Quick Specs

Builder:Jim Smith
Country: United States
Category: Sport Fishing
Model: 65 Sport Fisherman
Model Year: 2000


Cabins: 3
Heads: 3

Hull Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass


Length: 65 ' (19.81M)
Draft: 5' 3" (1.52M)
Beam: 18' (5M)


Cruising Speed: 37 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 2000 G. 7570 L.
Water Capacity: 300 G. 1135 L.
Holding Tank: G. L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: MTU
Engine Model: 16V2000
Engine Year: 2000
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 1,800
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

Engine Make: MTU
Engine Model: 16V2000
Engine Year: 2000
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 1,800
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Location: Starboard


Refit Updates 2015/2016

  • Full paint - "Eagle Eye Paint"
  • Palm Beach Tower / Hardtop
  • Rupp 43' Hydraulic Riggers
  • Teak Helm Pod
  • Bow Thruster
  • Mezzanine Seating / Cockpit Air Conditioning
  • Covering Boards - Teak
  • Transom - Teak
  • Release Trillion Helm Chairs
  • Release Trillion Fighting Chair with Rocket Launcher
  • LED Lighting
  • JR Beers Marine Power Door with Safe Lock System
  • Spot Free Water Softener
  • UV Light for Water Tank
  • Rite Air Purification Throughout
  • Steering Ram
  • Cutlass Bearings
  • Trim Tabs
  • Battery Charger
  • Release Ladder Back Bar Stools with Pearl Inlay
  • Release Marine Teak Dinette Table
  • LED Lights
  • Bose Lifestyle Entertainment System in Salon and Master
  • KVH HD Sat TV System
  • TVs Throughout
  • Salon Remote-Control Blinds
  • Salon Icemaker
  • Carpet Throughout / Carpet Runners
  • Refinished all Teak Flooring
  • Galley Cooktop - Miele
  • All Mattresses
  • Custom Leather Sofas
  • Microwave Convection
  • Washer/ Dryer - Ariston
  • Lightweight Quartzite Honeycomb Countertops Throughout
  • All New Soft Goods
  • JR Beers custom electric sliding door to cockpit


Boarding –over the custom teak covering boards – into the large, teak-decked cockpit, the proper layout is apparent: full-sized “Release Trillion” fighting chair with rocket launcher, augmented by in-deck live wells; large-sized, refrigerated in-deck fish box w/ ice chipper in attached compartment; concealed storage for gaffs; transom door; fresh and saltwater wash-downs; port and starboard electric-reel connections; shore power connections. The cockpit is comfortably viewed from the air-conditioned mezzanine. Tackle center is beneath mezzanine seating. There is also a refrigerated drink and bait storage. Two steps up from cockpit, the interior is accessed via a custom, J.R. Beers, electric sliding door or the bridge is accessed up a ladder on starboard.

  • Teak Deck
  • In Deck Fish Box
  • In Deck Live Well
  • Transome Tuna Door
  • Engine Room Access
  • New in 2015 / 2016
    • Air Conditioned Mezzanine
    • Mezzanine Seating and Cushions
    • Freezer and Refrigeration - Mezzanine
    • Teak Covering Boards (1 Piece Boards)
    • Release Trillion Full Size Fighting Chair
    • Release Trillion Rocket Launcher with Storage
    • 3-Way LED Lights
    • Fresh and Saltwater Washdown
    • Teak Transom
    • Spot Free Water Softener
    • Lumishore Underwater Lights


Very large bridge area has: centered (new in 2016) “Palm Beach” varnished-teak helm with single lever controls(bow thruster controls incorporated for ease maneuvering); fronted by electronics consoles (3-17” Garmin monitors). Helm is serviced by 2-custom “Release Trillion” helm chairs with excellent site lines of the cockpit and forward for running. Overheard are two “built-in” Miya-Epoch” teaser reels. Comfortable seating is along the starboard side(rod-storage beneath) and forward and port of the helm (again with concealed storage), In the brow there is storage for life raft and supplies. Area is serviced by a custom refrigerated drink box.

  • Ritchie compass
  • Global Star Satellite Phone GSP 1700
  • Wave WiFi
  • New in 2015 / 2016
    • (3) Garmin 8215 GPS Map
    • Garmin GMR 1206X HD2 Radar with 6 ft array
    • Garmin GSD-25 Sounder
    • Garmin GSD-26 Sounder
    • Airmar CHIRP Transducer 1kW
    • Airmar LHW Wide Angle CHIRP Transducer
    • Garmin AIS 600
    • Garmin Engine Room Cameras
    • Garmin Smart Pilot / Auto Pilot
    • Garmin GFRO Rudder Feed Back
    • ACR Spotlight Display
    • FLIR M324 Night Vision
    • KVH HD7 Sat TV System
    • Overhead LED Lighting
    • EZ2CY Enclosure
    • Bridge Cushions
    • (2) Release Trillion Helm Chairs
    • EVP 300 Wireless Microphone / Intra Communications - Bridge to Cockpit


From flybridge up ladders on port and stbd of the custom tower (New 2016) from Palm Beach Towers to the upper helm. Features engine controls, steering, Datamarine depth, leaning rail and a custom hardtop.

  • New in 2015 / 2016
    • Palm Beach Tower with Custom Hardtop
    • 43 ft Hydraulic Rupp Riggers
    • LED Spreader Lights (3 - 1 Forward, 2 Aft)
    • ACR Spotlight
    • Custom Helm Pod
    • Controls
    • DDEC Engine Displays
    • Data Marine Depth Sounder


  • New Release Marine bar stools with custom inlay
  • New Release Marine dinette table
  • New 'saddle-brown" leather upholstery on sofa and dinette seating
  • Refinish Ash and Cherry flooring
  • 48" Salon TV
  • Storage Underneath Sofas
  • Ships Main Electrical Panel
  • Custom Bottle Cabinetry
  • New in 2015 / 2016
    • Raritan Ice Machine
    • Bose Life Styles Entertainment System
    • Silhouette Remote Control Blinds
    • Custom Carpeting
    • Carpet Runner
    • (2) Teak Release Ladder Back Barstools with Pearl Marlin Inlay
    • 3-way LED Lighting with Dimmers
    • JR Beers Electric Marine Power Door with Safe Lock System


The interior was custom refitted in 2015/2016 including joiner work refinished, new countertops, new furnishings, new soft goods. The large, comfortable salon has cherry joiner-work and quartzite countertops. There is a spacious L-shaped leather sofa on port (rod storage beneath) facing the concealed entertainment center on starboard. The fully-outfitted galley is forward on port with a 6-person U-shaped, leather dinette on the starboard (storage beneath). The dinette table is custom from "Release Marine". The L-shaped galley bar is fronted by (2) custom "Release Marine" pivoting bar stools with Blue Marlin inserts. *Note that the L-shaped sofa and the dinette are all custom-matched saddle-brown leather. Down steps via the stateroom companionway leads to:

  • Starboard Guest Stateroom with oversized over/under bunks and ensuite head with full sized-shower. The laundry center is concealed in a closet. Ample storage in drawers and closet.
  • Port VIP Stateroom with Queen-sized berth with single bunk over. Ensuite head with full-sized shower. Ample storage in drawers and closet
  • Forward Master Stateroom: oversized queen bed on starboard; mirrored vanity with lighting on port; his and hers cedar-lined hanging lockers; extensive drawer and locker storage; large head compartment is forward with a spacious shower that has bench seating.
  • The staterooms continue the cherry joiner work and quartzite countertops


  • Microwave Convection Oven
  • Custom Under Counter Stainless Steel Refrigeration and Freezer
  • Stainless Steel Sink with Disposal
  • New in 2015 / 2016
    • Miele 4-Burner Glass Cooktop
    • Quartzite Honeycomb Countertops

Master Stateroom

  • Under Berth Storage With Actuator lift
  • Cedar Lined Hanging closet
  • Mirrored Vanity with Seating
  • Fireproof Safe
  • New in 2015 / 2016
    • TV
    • LED Lighting
    • Custom Mattress
    • Custom Reel Storage Under Queen berth
    • Custom Carpeting
    • Quartzite Honeycomb Vanity
    • Headhunter Head
    • LED Bathroom Lighting
    • New custom mattress
    • New custom curtains, pillows, coverings
    • Joiner work refinished

VIP Stateroom

  • New in 2015 / 2016
    • Custom Mattresses
    • LED Lighting
    • Under Bunk Storage
    • Custom Carpeting
    • Quartzite Honeycomb Vanity
    • Mirror Above Vanity
    • Headhunter Head
    • TV
    • Aristron "stacked" washer and dryer in cupboard
    • Joinery refinished

Guest Stateroom

  • Mirrored Vanity
  • New in 2015 / 2016
    • Custom Mattresses
    • Custom Carpeting
    • Soft Goods
    • LED Lighting
    • Quartzite Honeycomb Vanity
    • Headhunter Head
    • Joinery refinished

Engine Room

The engine room is well-thought and designed with easy access for maintenance and service. Finished in Imron and well lit with LED, it is maintained to the same high standards as the overall boat. Arranged in three areas: the forward area incorporates compressors and refrigeration units; middle area holds the twin 1800hp MTU main engines; aft area is the twin 25kw Northern Lights generators, 1200gpd Sea Recovery water maker, Eskimo ice maker, fuel polisher, and 2-50amp ISO boosters (new 2016).

  • (2) MTU 16V2000 at 1800 hp each
    • Engine Services Up to Date
  • (2) Northern Lights Generators 25kW
    • Port - Replaced with new unit in 2017 - 246 total hours - 2/15/20
    • Stbd - 1576 total hours - 2/15/20
  • Water Separators on Generators
  • Main Engine Room Displays
  • DDEC Displays
  • Fuel Prime System
  • Forward and Aft Fuel Tank Site Gauges
  • Fuel Transfer System
  • Battery Parallel System
  • AC Compressor
  • AC/DC Braker Panel
  • Fuel Polisher
  • Oil Change System
  • 24 Volt Freshwater Backup
  • Headhunter Freshwater Pump 120V
  • Eskimo Ice Chipper
  • Sea Recovery Watermaker 1200 gpd
  • Engine Room Blowers
  • Engine Room Dry Out Pumps
  • Crash Valves
  • Imron Finished Engine Room and Bilges
  • Full Mounted Tool Chest
  • ENGINE ROOM - 2015 / 2016
    • Engine Serviced - 1/9/20
    • Exhaust Risers
    • All Injectors Replaced - Factory
    • All Fuel Lines Replaced
    • Bore Scope / Perfect Results
    • (2) Twin Disk Quick Shift Transmissions
    • Serviced Heat Exchangers
    • Motor Mounts
    • Cooling Pump
    • Turbos
    • Replaced Coolant on Mains
    • Generators Fully Serviced - 1/9/20
    • Fuel Polisher


  • Fuel Prime Pumps
  • Oil Change Pumps
  • Fuel Polisher system
  • Exhaust Pyrometer Pressure Gauges
  • Halon Fire Control System - 2/17/20
  • 24000 btu Reverse Cycle A/C Units
  • Air Compressor


  • Muir Self feeding Anchor and Windlass for Chain and Rope with Remote
  • (3) Bomar Deck Hatches
  • New in 2015 / 2016
    • Bow Thruster


  • Marlin Statue
  • Turtle Painting and all artwork
  • Owners Personal Belongings
  • Fishing gear and tackle
  • A detailed list can be provided at request

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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