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1997 Luhrs Open Fish

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


                   38' Luhrs 1997

The Big Boyd is a highly successful tournament winner with many awards and trophies to prove it! With her deep Vee hull and factory installed extra fuel; she has some long legs to reach the most productive fishing grounds.




Her long time second and current owner is fastidious in his care and maintenance; as such she is not your typical owner operated boat and is ready to go wherever you want to take her.



Basic Boat Info

Price: $130,000
Boat Name: Blues Man
Make: Luhrs
Model: Open Fish
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Beam: 14'11 ft
Max Draft: 3'7 ft
Displacement: 30,000 lb
Double Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 671 TIB
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 485hp
  • Type: Inboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 671 TIB
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 485hp
  • Type: Inboard
Total Engine Power: 970hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 723 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 80 gal


Boat Class: Saltwater Fishing, Sports Fishing Boats


Rolla A. Tichenor IV
A & M Yacht Sales, Inc


A & M Yacht Sales, Inc - New Orleans
126 S. Roadway
New Orleans, Louisiana, US, 70124


 This classic open fisherman features a private queen berth stateroom forward with plenty of storage and comfort. Next aft is the main cabin with settee to starboard that converts to an upper and lower berth, next aft is the full head with a shower. Directly to starboard is the galley and a second smaller settee. The décor is teak paneling and cabinetry thru out, teak parquet galley flooring, beige carpet.


 Under counter Sub Zero stainless steel refrigerator and freezer, Sharp Carousel microwave oven, six gallon electric water heater, Princess two burner electric stove, Pressure and dockside water systems, double stainless steel sinks, built in Black and Decker coffee maker, Corian counter tops, Teak parquet flooring,and Teak cabinetry.

Deck & Hull

 Danforth anchor with chain and rope, fiberglass bow pulpit, aluminum rails, Lewmar V2 electric anchor windlass (new 2015), New 2014 tower buggy top cover, helm cover, fighting chair cover, coaming pads and four sided helm enclosure, navigation lights, Coast Guard Safety kit, Freshwater and saltwater wash downs, fenders and lines, 110volt spreader lights, Elliot six man life raft (new 2014), ACR RCL 100 remote electric spotlight, port and starboard bench seats on either side of the center helm station, and Four sided helm enclosure with three zip outs (new 2014).



Furuno NavNet 1934C NVTX2 48 mile radar, plotter (new 2015), Simrad AP22 autopilot with tower remote, Icom ICM 710 single side band radio, overhead radio box, hydraulic pop up electronics console, Icom ICM 127 VHF radio, Digital depth finder, Icom ICM 59 VHF radio, two 3” Aquameter compasses, Insignia 17” flat panel color TV, Alpine TDA 7554 AM/FM/cassette player, and Alpine six disc CD changer and four stereo speakers.




 220v/110v electrical system, 220v shore power cord, 8KW Westerbeke generator (new 2014), three 8D batteries (new 2015), battery parallel switch, 12v DC electrical system, and Charles Industries 12v 50amp automatic charger.


 Twin 671TIB Detroit Diesel engines with 2200 STBD and 2900 PORT hours and Twin Disc 2:1 ratio marine gears, 28,000BTU reverse cycle air condition system, raw water sea strainers, Hydraulic engine hatch opener, two bilge blowers, fuel shut off valves, fuel transfer system from auxiliary tanks to primary tanks, two factory installed 80 gallon auxiliary fuel tanks, full tower and helm controls, Hynautic hydraulic engine controls, Hynautic wheel steering system, automatic and manual engine room fire suppression system, emergency engine stops, three automatic and manual 2000gph bilge pumps, engine alarms, Racor 1000 fuel filters with remote mounted vacuum gauges, thermal and acoustical engine room insulation, Glendinning automatic engine synchronizer, Bennett trim tabs, Par electric head, Airsep engine breather system, Aetna digital tachometers, VDO engine gauges, holding tank macerator pump (new 2015),and air condition circulating pump (new 2015).

Fishing Equipment

 Bluewater fighting chair with four rods rocket launcher back rest and new cover, Rupp double spreader out riggers, four gunwale mounted rod holders, transom mounted fish box, four step tuna tower with custom riding seat and buggy top, four rod holders on tower legs, Rupp center rigger, transom door and gate, six gang rod rack on tower platform, port side bait station ice box, and starboard side bait station tackle storage and fresh water sink.

Salesman Remarks


The Big Boyd is a highly successful, exceptionally maintained fishing machine having won numerous local tournaments with the awards to prove it. She is seriously for sale as her owner is moving up to a larger sportfish and would consider a 52-60 quality late model in trade.

Don’t let this opportunity get away…this is really a nice boat!!!



Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing.

The 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.


Additional Contact Information

Call Rolla Tichenor today at 504-282-6800 or stop by our New Orleans location at Schubert's Marine, 126 South Roadway, West End Park, New Orleans LA.

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