- Current Name: Scout
- Original Name: Ricochet
- Length: 38'3"
- Beam: 13'2"
- Draft: 6'3"
- Power: Twin 550hp QSB Cummins Engines
The Sportsman’s Platform
The 38′ walk-around from Winter Custom Yachts was designed and built to be the ultimate fishing platform. Hull W-19 offers many outstanding performance capabilities, but none more than the 360-degree fishability. This layout allows her owner and crew to fight a fish from the bow as easily as from the stern. This design also adds to the safety element of docking and anchoring by keeping the captain within the boat rather than on top of it. This vessel was built to be the sportsman’s platform. Whether fishing, diving, or traveling, this boat has amenities that provide for everyone. These characteristics make this vessel the perfect yacht tender.
Classic Carolina Styling, Performance
Hull W-19 is based off of Winter’s classic Carolina hull with moderate tumblehome and bow flare. Her underwater body incorporates a more traditional bottom with a deep fore foot and flatter sections aft to allow her to perform well in the short chop found in the gulf. The propellers help to reduce draft and increase efficiency with the twin 550hp Cummins engines. A Seakeeper 5 gyro was installed to add additional stability and seakeeping. Her topsides are fitted with custom teak covering boards, decks, and transom. As is customary with Winter builds, her genuine teak was hand-shaped from a single tree to maintain color symmetry.
Ample Storage and Other Amenities
Her bridge deck includes custom jump seating with a mezzanine and ice boxes. A battle saddle and release marine chair package make it easy for the captain and crew to fish at any given time. Down below lies a private head to starboard with shower and lavatory sink. The galley includes a refrigerator, microwave, and storage space. The forward bunk is adequate for two when traveling and provides rod storage within for all the rods needed. Her sleek lines and attractive teak package make her stand out no matter where she goes. Hull W-19 is a prime example of Winter’s dedication to custom design.