FOR SALE | 2003 New England Boatworks Custom Raymond Hunt Design 96′

2003 New England Boatworks Custom Raymond Hunt Design 96′ | $2,850,000

This is a rare opportunity to own a yacht that looks like a yacht!  Her timeless traditional New England lines coupled with her intentionally engineered strength make this exceptional vessel a true boater's boat.  

"Sea Bold" is a custom-built, one-of-one unique motor yacht, styled in a form-follows-function classic design often associated with vessels designed by C. Raymond Hunt in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  She was built by the amazing team at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 2003, and she is both stylish in design and elegant in nature, while engineered for the serious yachtsman who plans to cruise and enjoy this fine motor yacht in a variety of locations.

Originally constructed in 2003, she received a refit in 2019-2020.  She is built of Kevlar and Carbon Fiber advanced composite construction for structural integrity and light weight, making her very strong.  She has excellent seakeeping abilities due to her construction, along with her deep vee hull design.  She has only ever been in private use, and has never been chartered. 

She is capable of a fast cruising speed of 22 knots, and a top speed of 25 knots.  Slower cruising is enjoyable as time permits, and her economy is very good for a vessel of her size.  She is maintained by her full-time captain/engineer and a full-time stew, so she is in very, very nice condition overall. 

Please be sure to click on the Other Details tab to read all of the information on this special, one of a kind classic New England styled yacht!

Note that the owners of this vessel are actively aboard and cruising her, so we will need a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice to schedule an appointment to show her to you!


  • Manufacturer:New England Boatworks
  • Model: Custom Raymond Hunt Design 96u0027
  • Year: 2003
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Annapolis US
  • Vessel Name:Sea Bold
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:C. Raymond Hunt
  • Make:CAT
  • Model:3412E
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:1440|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:6
  • Length:96 ft
  • Beam:20.5 ft
  • Draft - max:5.5 ft
  • Fuel Tank:
  • Fresh Water Tank:
  • Holding Tank:




Note that the owners of this vessel are actively aboard and cruising her, so we will need a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice to schedule an appointment to show her to you!

Vessel Overview & Layout

Stepping aboard Sea Bold, you are immediately struck by the classic lines and heavy construction of this fine motor yacht.  Her designers engineered her to be cruised, and not simply as a harbor queen.  Heavy handholds, proper storage areas for all of her gear, good lighting, and quality construction using the best materials are easily seen throughout. 

Her enclosed pilothouse is climate controlled, and her bridge was designed in the same manner as many large ships - excellent sight lines, an easy to interpret electronics layout, and quality Stidd seating make it a wonderful spot to enjoy for both the captain and guests.  There is a day head aft to starboard with a large TV forward, a large chart table, a settee to port with office area aft, and a door out to the aft bridge deck.  Aft of the enclosed pilothouse is a wonderful outdoor entertainment area with seating and a table to port, opposite a countertop with TV, sink, and cold storage below.  Moving further aft brings you to the area that is used to store the tender when underway, along with the lift rafts.  Access to the bridge is from either the internal staircase, or from the cockpit stairs.

The main level offers wide side decks with handholds where you would expect them.  Anchor handling is forward with windlass and storage under the deck.  As you move aft, there is additional storage within a few compartments in the coachroof.  Her side decks are symmetrical in dimension, and allow safe and easy passage.  There are two side doors to access the interior of the main dining area.  Moving further aft there is additional storage just before the rear entertainment space.  The aft entertainment space is separated into to different areas, allowing for guests to enjoy separate conversations without speaking over one another.  There are three beautiful wooden deck chairs aft which overlook the stern and stern steps down to the oversized swim platform.  Forward of those chairs is additional built-in storage, including an area to store some longer items.  Moving further forward brings you to the exterior entertainment area with a full dining table and seating for 6-8.  Forward to port is an electric grill, sink, TV, and lots of storage.  Opposite to starboard is the aft ladder up to the bridge deck.

Stepping inside from the entertainment area leads you in to the warm and welcoming main salon.  The salon is dressed in neutral colors and warm fabrics, making her a very inviting place to spend time with family and friends.  Much of the interior has what many would refer to as a "Herreshoff style" interior, meaning that it is very light and airy, and has some wonderful varnished wood accents throughout.  Also of note - you have a full 360 degree view to the outside from anywhere inside the main level of this vessel.  Two large settees sit opposite each other, and there is custom wine storage below a couple of the settees and table.  There is a bar forward on the starboard side as well.  A large television can swivel out to enjoy while lounging in the salon, and there is a counter with storage below, along with dual refrigerators.  Stairs to starboard lead up to the bridge.

Moving further forward brings you to the main dining area.  A comfortable table with ample seating, lots of natural light, and the ability to open up the side doors to enjoy a nice breeze make this an ideal place to enjoy a meal in the company of good friends.

Forward of the dining area is the raised office/library area which has a desk, table, and upholstered chair.  This is a great spot to curl up and enjoy a good book while still enjoying the beautiful natural light coming in through the large windows.

Sea Bold was designed to accommodate eight guests in four staterooms.  They are all accessed off of a foyer which is down the steps to starboard in the salon.  The Master & VIP staterooms each sleep two guests, and they are a mirror of one another, conjoined in the center. They each have a separate ensuite head with separate stall shower.  Beautiful varnished wood make up the berths, drawers, cabinets, and storage spaces.  The two additional staterooms are forward off of the foyer and allow sleeping for four guests.  There is a shared head with separate stall shower off of the foyer for these two staterooms.

Access to the galley and crew cabins is to starboard of the raised office/library off of the dining area.  As you step down into this area, there is a settee and table to starboard with stacked washer & dryer on the aft bulkhead.  Galley extends out to port, and there is a large refrigerator aft.  Further to port is the U-shaped galley, which has a full suite of appliances for the chef to enjoy.  Ample storage is found throughout. 

Forward of the galley, there are two crew cabins each with two bunks, and each with their own head.  Both hanging and drawer storage may be found throughout.

Engine room is accessed via two deck hatches - one just aft of the salon door, and the other is from the aft deck near the varnished seats.  Engine room is full height, which allows for easy maintenance, care, and repairs to all of the mechanical systems.

Vessel Notes

  • Kingston Gray Hull
  • Red Boot Stripe
  • Black/Gray Bottom Paint
  • White Superstructure with Beige Anti-Skid & Teak in some areas

Vessel Performance

Below is an overview of Sea Bold's performance data.  She carries a total of 4,100 gallons of diesel fuel aboard in multiple tanks.

  • 25 knots Max Speed, 145 GPH @ 2,300 RPMs, 580 NM range
  • 22 knots Fast Cruise, 120 GPH @ 2,200 RPMs, 650 NM range
  • 18 knots Cruise, 88 GPH @ 1,800 RPMs, 880 NM range
  • 14 knots Slow Cruise, 60 GPH @ 1,400 RPMs, 816 NM range
  • 10 knots Economical Cruise, 15 GPH @ 1,000 RPMs, 2,300 NM range

CAT 3412E Main Engines & ZF Transmissions

Powered by twin CAT 3412E engines, producing 1,440 hp. each

  • Port engine had a top end overhaul in 2020, and has had 887 hours use since that time.  Total hours on the block is 4,737 hrs.  (All hours provided at time of listing.)
  • Starboard engine had an in-frame overhaul in 2020, and has had 887 hours use since that time.  Total engine hours on the block are 4,644 hrs.  (All hours provided at time of listing.)
  • Engines are maintained by a life-long captain with years of experience.  Engine room is kept clean and tidy throughout.

ZF Transmissions- 1950 V Drive/ Ratio 2.448:1, turning 5 blade NiBrAl Props

  • Port transmission rebuilt in 2019
  • Starboard transmission rebuilt in 2020

Port Generator - Northern Lights 65KW

  • Port generator is a Northern Lights 65KW and has 6,519 hrs. on it (at time of listing), and has had excellent care and proper servicing.  All systems maintained to the highest standard to ensure reliability and long-term service.
  • New gen end installed 2/2023.

Starboard Generator - Northern Lights 33KW

  • Starboard generator is a Northern Lights 33KW and has 6,262 hrs. on it (at time of listing), and has had excellent care and proper servicing.  All systems maintained to the highest standard to ensure reliability and long-term service.

Electronics & Navigation

  • Magnetic Compass - Ritchie 4"
  • Auto Pilot 1 - Simrad AP 35
  • Depth Sounder - Furuno DFF1
  • Airmar Wind Anemometer
  • Furuno Radar - x Band ARP26 ARPA - 96 NM range
  • Furuno Radar - x Band TZT 14” DRS; 72 NM range
  • SAT Compass - Furuno SC60
  • Furuno RD33
  • GPS - Furuno GP 33
  • Furuno GP 320B
  • Custom CPU for Ships Computer
  • Nobeltec Plotter Software
  • KVH V3 Satellite Tracphone
  • Cellular & Satellite phone communication
  • Two - Sailor G216 VHFs


  • 4,100 US Gallons of Diesel Fuel
  • 1,000 US Gallons of Fresh Water (Water Maker: 2,200 US Gallons a Day)
  • Headhunter Sentry Tank Monitor for all tanks
  • 400 US Gallons Black Water Capacity in two 200 US Gallon Tanks
  • 270 US Gallons Gray Water Capacity in two 135 US Gallon Tanks

Refit, Vessel Care, & Recent Upgrades

  • 5/2024 - Fresh bottom paint, Propspeed on running gear, and fresh anodes
  • 2/2024 - Two A/C raw water pumps replaced
  • 11/2023 - New clothes washing machine installed
  • 11/2023 - New freezer on bridge
  • 7/2023 - All fire safety gear inspected
  • 6/2023 - New microwave in galley
  • 2/2023 - New electrical end on 65KW Northern Lights generator
  • 9/2022 - New black water pump
  • 7/2022 - New hot water heaters
  • 5/2022 - New mast lights
  • 5/2022 - New aft seating area
  • 5/2022 - New freshwater "Mach 5" pumps
  • 2022 - Main mast extended
  • 2021 - Interior refit - new soft goods throughout, updated reading area
  • 2021 - New air conditioning thermostats installed as needed
  • 2021 - Many pumps replaced
  • 2021 - New awnings installed
  • 2021 - All new Smart TVs and AV equipment installed throughout the vessel
  • 2020 - Starboard engine full rebuild
  • 2020 - Port engine top end rebuild
  • 2020 - New exhaust system installed for main engines
  • 2020 - New intake and exhaust fan system for engine room
  • 2019/2020 - ZF transmissions rebuilt
  • 2020 - New air conditioning chillers installed
  • 2018-2020 - Air handlers replaced as needed
  • 2018-2020 - All tanks cleaned
  • 2018-2020 - Major generator services
  • 2018-2020 - Total re-paint

Engine Room

  • Stand-up engine room with two access hatches to the deck
  • Ample lighting throughout
  • Ventilation system replaced during the refit in 2020
  • Tool storage, work bench, and plenty of storage for components needed for critical systems repairs
  • Redundant Racor fuel filters throughout the engine room

Electrical System

  • 240 Volts, 100 AMP service
  • Shore Power 110/240 Volts/ 1 Phase/ 60 Hz
  • Dual 100' Shore Power Cords on Glendinning Reels
  • Atlas Isolation Transformer
  • Multiple Mastervolt Battery Chargers
  • House Batteries: 8 x AGM 8D 12V
  • Main Engine Batteries: 4 x AGM 8D 12V
  • Emergency: 2 x AGM 12V

Hydraulic Equipment

  • Quantum 65 HP Bow Thruster
  • Quantum ARC 3010 Ride Control Stabilizers
  • Hydraulic Steering - Wagner NB2 1260-35-EA2 
  • Main VRC Anchor windlass
  • (2) MUIR Line handling winches on the stern


  • Air conditioning - 15 tons: (3) Marine Air 60 Chillers - Titanium internals for corrosion resistance


  • Double stainless steel sinks in the galley
  • Ample storage throughout for galleyware and dry goods
  • Panasonic microwave
  • Miele G4948 SCU dishwasher
  • Miele Induction KM 5773 range w/ hood
  • Miele 4884 BP oven

Cold Storage

  • SubZero 632 JS in the galley
  • Two U-Line refrigerators in the salon
  • U-Line refrigerator on the bridge
  • U-Line freezer on the bridge


  • LG ThinQ Washer
  • Miele Touchtronic T 8005 dryer 


  • Watermaker - Sea Xchange - (2200 GPD)
  • Serviced Monthly

Deck Equipment & Ground Tackle

  • Anchor Windlass VRC 4500 Vertical gypsy (hydraulic)
  • 1 x CQR Plow Main Anchor 108lbs.
  • 1 x Fortress Anchor
  • Anchor Chain 5/8” HT chain, 300 feet
  • 2 x MUIR VC 4000 (Port and Starboard Aft Hydraulic) capstans
  • She features a 6' wide swim platform which is great for water sports access as well as accessing the tender.  Storage inside for boarding passerelle when not in use
  • UMT boarding stairs
  • 2 x ACR searchlights
  • Aft deck floodlights
  • Transom shower
  • Midships boarding gates

Televisions, Satellite, Internet Connectivity

  • KVH HD7 TV Antenna
  • Network 3 x Peplink AP One Enterprise WAP
  • 1 x Peplink router
  • 1 x Aigean Dual Band WiFi Client
  • Five - Smart HDTVs
  • Two - DVDs - one each in the salon & galley
  • Four Sonos amps - one each in the dining area, salon, aft deck, and bridge

Vessel Safety & SOLAS

  • FM 200 Engine room suppression system
  • 14 portable extinguishers
  • Fire/Heat/Smoke Detectors
  • Firelite MS905 addressable detection system
  • Two Viking Eight Person Life Rafts, located on the aft bridge deck.
  • Three Life Rings
  • Two EPIRBS
  • Flares
  • Extensive Medical Equipment Aboard, including defibrillator (certified annually)

RIB Tender

  • 14' Novurania RIB tender with 50hp. Evinrude E-Tec 
  • Garmin MFD display
  • Bimini top
  • Full storage cover
  • Tender is stored on the aft bridge deck
  • Main Tender Davit - Marquipt 1500 lb. capacity


A list of exclusions is available upon request.

DisclaimerThe Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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