December 2019

Monthly Newsletter

Wishing you a Joyful and Peaceful Holiday Season!

Stuart Boatworks & Islamorada Boatworks
wants to wish you smooth sailing, the wind always at your stern, and Tight Lines!

And please come see us at the 
Stuart Boat Show after the New Year, January 10-12th. We will have 3 Stuart Boatworks boats and 2 Islamorada Boatworks boats.

Also, February 13-17th we will again be at the
Miami International Boat Show in the water with a 27 Stuart and a 24 Islamorada!

The Latest Happenings at

Stuart & Islamorada Boatworks


Latest Launches

As a semi-custom builder of Lifetime Boats, we get requests from both ends of the spectrum from SIMPLISTIC to EXOTIC and many requests in between. We build for you WHAT YOU WANT!

We very recently launched this outstanding 
SeaFoam Green 23 Stuart with single F300 Yamaha and a Full Tower! This forward seating model was built to be its’ owner’s boat of his dreams!
This relatively young owner is a highly experienced saltwater angler as well as an accomplished Marine Artist.

Having lost his best friend and his fishing buddy, his father, unexpectedly a few years ago, this owner had us build a very beautiful and functional lifetime fishing boat in honor of his father. And his mother was in love with the project from Day One!

Built to fish the Lower Chesapeake Bay nearly year round, this boat will experience Cobia to 100 lbs, as well as Bull Redfish, and many other species from Virginia down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Hundreds of communications between him and our staff throughout the build process made sure that no detail was overlooked! Look for more news about this owner and his boat once the spring rolls around!
Stuart 27
Capt Josh J

Just The Finest Bay Boats

Since our last Newsletter we have launched three strikingly special 24 Islamorada Boatworks bay boats.

One of these Morada 24s went to our favorite Keys Fishing Guide – 
Captain Mark Johnson who owns and operates Florida Keys Fun Fishing out of the Angler House Marina in where else? – Islamorada.
This new 24 Morada is Capt. Mark’s 4th Morada and his 2nd Morada 24 with a 2nd Station. His fleet of Moradas are always on the sparkling waters fishing from Sea Trout to Sailfish all in the same day, all in the same boats!

If you are considering having us build for you the finest bay boat on the water – softest, driest, and stable – call Mark for a half day charter and experience in real world conditions how amazing these boats are – and catch some nice fish at the same time!

Buy a boat and we will reimburse you your cost of the charter too!
The second of these three is another eye-popping 2nd Station Islamorada 24, Ice Blue hull with White Deck and a White 350 Mercury Verado.

Another relatively younger owner chose us to build his dreamboat not only due to the reputation of the RIDE of the 24 Morada, but also as he told me several times – due to the personal attention to detail that we provide and a fit and finish second to none!

Outfitted with 3 Livewells, 3 multi-function Garmin displays, and a 12 speaker/3 amp JL Audio system – this 24 Morada is built to fish hard (Sailfish to Snook to Tarpon), and play hard at the same time.
Even his father’s “bad back” gave us the thumbs up after his initial ride across some nasty, wind-blown chop!

Check out the YouTube Latest Launch video:


And finally, the third 24 Morada is also a 2nd Station model, but it is
The FIRST of its’ KIND:
Our very first, Full Carbon Innegra, 24 Morada!!

We will dig deeper into this boat in another Newsletter, but to highlight its’ features:

  • 100% Carbon Innegra construction increasing the already awesome strength of our Resin-Infused boats, while reducing the weight by hundreds of pounds!!
  • Our first custom, Key West styled, surfboard styled, low profile 2nd Station with minimalist approach to the 2nd Station – everything you need and nothing more!
  • A subtle ride sensation of absorbing just the slightest bit more of a wave’s impact than our super soft riding Resin-Infused full fiberglass boat, all the while providing the rock solid, predictable ride that our 24 Morada is known for from New Jersey to Key West to West Texas.

Captain Mark Johnson’s 4th Morada


Florida Keys Fun Fishing, Islamorada, FL


Carbon Innegra 24 Morada In Flight!


Carbon Innegra 24 Morada in Seashell Green


Custom Key West, Surfboard Style, Low Profile 2nd Station Hardtop


Built to fish!

What Else is On The Horizon?

Stuart Boatworks Boats:
  • An all Ice Blue Flush Floor 27 Stuart with a Low Profile Tower, Side Door, and custom treatments throughout – headed to a very experienced boat owner/angler in the Miami area
  • 23 Stuart Flush Floor model with a Custom Folding T-top, twin motors, and trolling motor headed to the Florida Panhandle to fish for Seatrout to Tarpon to Grouper – another “retirement” boat
  • Another 23 Stuart Flush Floor model with a Custom Double Perimeter T-top and very specific touches to assist this owner in his pursuit of Redfish, Cobia, and Snapper off northwest Florida
Islamorada Boatworks Boats:
We currently have 8 Morada 24s on order to be built. For a small, semi-custom builder like ourselves, that makes us plenty busy ….and Thankful!
These awesome 24 Moradas are headed to Islamorada, Ft. Lauderdale, Jupiter, Stuart, Tampa, Jacksonville, Virginia Beach, VA, and Morehead City, NC
No Tops, Hardtops, and 2nd Stations – everyone uniquely special!
A new direction for our much anticipated
18 Morada skiff.……

Nearing completion of our much anticipated 18 Morada skiff...

After 2 years of development and hours of real world testing,
we are extremely excited to announce the
Ocean5 Naval Architects and Islamorada Boatworks designed
18 Morada
We will be introducing several Totally Innovative Features to the Skiff Market with the introduction of the 18 Morada
Basic Specifications:
* Fully Resin Infused Hull, Stringers, Deck, and Liner
*100% Carbon Innegra
*LOA 17’10”
*BEAM 6’6″
*DEADRISE AFT 12 Degrees
*DRY WEIGHT 690 lbs. including 30 gallon fuel tank, electric trim tabs, Poling Platform, and base rigging
*HORSEPOWER 70 – 150
*AFT LIVEWELL 30 gallons
We will leave the Innovations for the actual launch of hull #1.
Stand by!

Our Commitment to the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian tore through the Abacos and Grand Bahama leaving destruction never seen before in the history of Hurricanes in the Atlantic.
We have many many friends and customers whose lives have been turned upside down and are in need of our prayers and our assistance –
Today, Tomorrow, and for YEARS to come.

Clean Pre-Owned Boats Available Now!

2015 Stuart Boatworks 26 Flush Floor model
Twin F200 Yamahas with only 450 Hours
(trailer NOT included)
2017 Stuart Boatworks 27 Forward Seating model
Twin 250 Suzukis with Low Hours and Warranty
Float-On Trailer
Many custom features
2020 Stuart Boatworks 27 Forward Seating model
Twin 300R Mercurys, New Warranties
Company Demo
Deluxe Float-On Trailer
Every Option Imaginable – One of a Kind
Call for Details
2014 Islamorada 24 Morada 2nd Station model
Yamaha F300 with only 265 Hours
Super Clean
2014 Float-On Trailer
Original Owner/Relocation Forces Sale
Reduced to $88,500.00
2016 Islamorada 24 Morada 2nd Station model
Mercury 400R – Very Clean
2016 Sport Trail Trailer
Original Owner/New 24 Morada On Order
Radically Reduced to $104,500.00
2014 Albury Brothers 20
Yamaha F150 with only 239 Hours
Raymarine electronics including Radar
Float On Tandem Trailer
2012 Albury Brothers 23 Forward Seating model
Yamaha F300 with only 325 Hours
Original Owner/Lift Kept
Back on Market $88,500.00
2011 Albury Brothers 20
Suzuki DF175 with under 500 Hours
Only Freshwater Use
Aft Jump Seats; Bimini Top
Float-On tandem trailer
Original Owner
Please stop by our Shop in the custom Sportfish Boat Building Capital of the World here in the sleepy fishing town of Stuart, Florida and meet our talented crew of Boat Builders, and see how they create beautiful LIFETIME boats of Distinction utilizing the latest Resin Infusion processes and leading edge Digital Switching as well as a deeply rooted PASSION for their craft.