The Sandra D is new beautifully maintained 58' James Hudson built Steve French designed custom yacht with the traditional big Carolina offshore flare. She is extremely fast cruising at 30 knots with 40 knots as top speed utilizing her twin Cat C18's. She is a great rough weather boat designed to fish the unpredictable offshore waters of the Outer Banks. In 2013 Sandra D underwent a complete refurbish of the boat a seven month period at Craig Blackwell’s. Mechanically we installed new Caterpillar C18 (1050hp) each that will get her to a top speed of 40 knots and cruise at 30. She has a new Onan 21KW gen set, new water maker, all new AC units, new Ekimo ice chipper, all new pumps and wash down system.
We installed a new Garmin depth/fish finder and GPS. She has all new power steering system and new rudders. She also has a new beautiful 130# class fighting chair with 6 rod rocket launcher and new Krystal electric reels to pull triple dredges. There is new mezzanine seating with extra padding and new teak floors with fully insulated bait and fish boxes.
She was coated with 9 coats of Awlgrip on the hull and fly bridge. She has all new custom bridge curtains and new cushions and an extra new helm chair next to the captain’s chair. To round out the refurbish we added new Shimano reels to complement our Avet's and installed a new Flexiteek deck.
The inside is incredible with reconfigured new mahogany woodwork, new leather sofas, custom granite counter tops, sub zero freezers and refrigerators, big screen TV and new Bose sound system. She has plush carpets with teak and holly on parts of the salon and galley.