2012 - What a Year for Ritchie Howell!!!
Looking back at the past 12 months, Ritchie Howell Custom Yachts is very proud to announce that 2012 was once again a stellar year for one of the busiest custom builders in the market.
60' Convertible - "Galatea"
The Galatea is a C32 powered 60 foot convertible was splashed early in 2012. It sports a full Pipewelders tower and Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer system. The 1650 hp Caterpillars push this boat to 44.5 kts fully loaded. Its unique Grey hull and white topside will be sure to catch your eye as she chases billfish and tuna from its home base in the Northeast during the summer or South Florida / Bahamas during the winter.
60' Convertible - "Blue Runner"A C18 Acert powered 60 foot convertible, the Blue Runner, now resides in Brielle, NJ and Stuart , FL.
54' Convertible - "Axios"
In the shop, construction continues on a 54 foot convertible, powered by C18 Acerts. This boat will feature the ZF pod drive system, Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer and will be a 3 stateroom, 2 head layout with lower helm station. The 54 is due to launch in mid 2012.
60' ExpressNext, construction continues on a C18 Acert powered 60 foot Express. This model will also feature the ZF pod drive system, Bausch American Tower and is slated to launch late 2012.
61' Convertible - "Tokatomist"
Finally, Ritchie is very pleased to have just started construction on a 61 foot convertible. The 61 has an updated shearline, while maintaining the traditional "Carolina" look Ritchie is known for. This model will be powered by C18 Acerts and a conventional shaft drive system. It too will feature a Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer system and Bausch American top.
Ritchie Howell continues to see a trend towards owners desiring more efficient boats without sacrificing comfort. His commitment to building fuel efficient custom boats with quality, style and value in mind have made his boats one of the premier choices.
Ritchie Howell has also risen above the bar in his interior and finish work in his last 10 boats - here are few shots you should enjoy.