BlogsJim Smith “Sapelo”

The 2016 86’ Jim Smith Sapelo is one of the most impressive sportfishing boats available. For buyers looking for a combination of comfort, speed, and luxurious amenities, the Jim Smith Sapelo is a top contender.

You’ll find this tremendous custom sportfisherman offers a high pedigree quality throughout. The Sapelo is the perfect vessel for luxurious amenities paired with superior fishing ability. Below is an in-depth walkthrough of the 86’ Jim Smith Sapelo along with stunning images of the interior and exterior. 

Take a Peek Inside the “Sapelo”

Step into the salon, which features a living area with a custom L-shaped leather sofa, comfortable oversized leather chair, and luxurious coffee table for lounging. Right across from the sofa area, you will find built-in teak cabinetry along with a pop-up 55” Samsung television, complete entertainment center and ample drawer storage. Take a break from a day of fishing to lounge, relax and enjoy yourself in this stunning living area. 

In this age, sportfishing yachts don’t have to sacrifice comfort for fishability. The 86-foot Sapelo from Jim Smith has all the amenities of a luxury yacht built for fishing. Make your way to the gourmet galley area, and you’ll find exceptional cooking equipment for the most skilled chefs.

To the starboard, there is a full bar complete with two SubZero 30” refrigerated drawers, an ice machine, bottle storage, and a large custom-built wine cooler. Over to the center of the galley, facing the salon, you’ll find a cooktop and full oven built-in to teak cabinetry along with custom cream-colored marble and a full stand-up refrigerator. 



The port side of the massive galley offers an oversized stainless-steel sink, under-counter garbage receptacle, storage, and two drawer style dishwashers. Directly in the middle of the galley, explore the full-sized island with tremendous storage and convection microwave.

You’ll also find a huge custom dinette that seats up to eight guests, along with an enormous pantry, providing great storage for dry goods, a full-size stand-up freezer, two SubZero freezer drawers, and a full-size washer and dryer.

Head down the companionway, curving to port and down 3-steps, and discover the oversized full-beam master stateroom. This stunning teak accented stateroom features a full-width king bed with incredible walk-around abilities. Additionally, you’ll find a beautiful built-in console area with six large drawers, vanity and a 55” Samsung television. There is plenty of storage with eighteen storage drawers and five very large hanging lockers. 

Heading forward to port is the VIP stateroom with a full walk-around queen berth, exquisite décor, and its own private full head and shower. Across to starboard is another large guest stateroom featuring oversized side-by-side beds along with a Pullman berth. Moving into the bow section you will find two a-like staterooms featuring over/under berths with great storage and are separated by a large and roomy ‘Jack and Jill’ style head and shower.

Additional Sapelo Features

The cockpit of the “Sapelo” is massive in size and very efficient for tournament fishing. You’ll find everything has its own convenient place for a clean, modern and organized look. The air-conditioned mezzanine adds additional comfort and luxury for guests wanting to watch all the action. 

Head up to the flybridge area that is both functional and well-designed. The helm area is finished with beautiful bright varnished teak and state of the art Garmin electronics. There is seating for up to twelve guests in this air-conditioned area along with a custom 2-person Shaze lounger. This area is absolutely ideal with great visibility for intense fishing or ample seating for relaxed cruising.