2003 Custom Carolina 40' Guthrie Express Sportfish

Savanna Leigh - $449,950

This beautiful 2003 Guthrie built Custom Carolina Express Sportfish has been captain maintained with no expense spared. A proven fish raising vessel that has a proven track record from Florida to North Carolina.

With an overall length of 40 feet and a 14'6" beam this Custom Carolina boat offers plenty of space for hardcore offshore fishing while providing numerous comforts typically reserved for larger boats.

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Cabin: A large V berth features a queen bed with huge storage compartment underneath, a night stand with additional storage, cedar lined closet and overhead led lighting. Strong A/C keeps this private space cool and comfortable.

The salon features a setee with ample storage underneath. Additional storage is available in cabinets on rear bulkhead. Rod storage is found on the starboard wall. Also in the salon is an entertainment center with Sony TV and Bose stereo and speakers. A huge storage compartment is found under the flooring of the centerline with two smaller deck hatches on either side. Wood flooring is found throughout along with overhead LED lighting.


The galley has a sink, in cabinet microwave, small built-in and covered freezer, single built-in and covered burner, Isotherm refrigerator (new April 2017) and plenty of storage and counter space.


Helm: The smartly laid out helm features a teak helm pod with cover, teak helm chair in excellent condition with cover, teak flooring, large drink box, large rod storage cabinet and large L shaped setee with storage underneath. Two HVAC units keep the helm deck cool and comfortable while an approximately 2 year old EZ2CY type full enclosure in very good condition keeps it dry in all conditions. Plenty of LED lighting is found in the hard top (red/white/blue) as well as on the back of the hard top over the cockpit. Additional storage is foudn under the helm, and under and over the dash on the port side.

Cockpit: The spacious cockpit boasts teak deck and covering boards and a full opening tuna door. There are 8 rod holders, all of which swivel. Closed storage is found under the gunnels. Stern kill box is also plumbed for a live well. The starboard small cockpit box has cockpit controls and storage. Large rigging area has 1 box for ice storage that is also plumbed for a livewell while the other can be used for bait or drinks. Both come well insulated. Large bin below deck in the cockpit centerline for the ice maker (replaced 8/2017) to dump. It can also be used to store fish with a macerator if needed. LED lights from the back of the hardtop light the cockpit. Fresh water washdown is found to port. There is a buggy cover and also a 2 pole day cover.


Tower: Full tower with helm, throttles, trim tab controls and custom helm cover. Custom covers for seat and backrest (new 6/2017). LED lights and LED spreaders (blue/white) with 1 forward and 2 rear.

Exterior: Paint in good shape, hull waxed 6/2017. Topside is waxed routinely. 2 new Lumitek blue/white underwater LED light (new 6/2017). Also has a 230v large white underwater light.

Fishing: Gorgeous Blue Water fighting chair with footrest and rocket launder added 4/2017. New custom fighting chair cover 6/2017. Rupp outriggers, 2 spreader (removed, reset and improved 5/2017 with heavy back bar and auto lock cathces). New pulleys and release clips. Center rigger. 8 rod holders in the covering boards, 6 holders on the tower legs and 6 more holders along the back of the hard top. There are 4 electric outlets under covering boards for dredge/deep drop reels, ect with LP style plugs, each with its own battery backup. Case type life raft. 


Electronics: Furuno Navnet VX2 10" display with 72nm open array radar, GPS and weather (C-map mapping). Furuno FCV-295 Sounder, Northstar 941x, Simrad AP22 autopilot, Icom 504 with speaker, Icom 506 (new 5/2017), spot light with control pad, Clarion stereo with remote display at helm, 10 JL speakers throughout with multiple amps. Cummins displays. Tower features a Furuno Navnet VX2 10" display, Icom 504 with speaker, Cummins displays and Simrad AP22.

Engines/Mechanical: Two Cummins QSM-11s with approx. 3950 hours. All services up to date. Each detuned to 635HP. Starboard engine has new exhaust tube (8/2017). 10k Generator has approx 5235 hours with all service up to date. Engine room is well laid out, fresh water and cleanup bilge in room. Two sets of identical props, both tuned and perfectly running. New Aquamet 22 shafts (6/2017). New Eskimo 540 Ice maker (8/2017). Water maker. Mach 5 freshwater pump.

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