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The new 35′ Calyber Lusso will be outfitted with a state of the art digital switching system.The CZone system from BEP marine consists of full monitoring and control of most on board systems on large touchscreens.
Some of the great features include bilge cycle monitoring, battery status and even viewing tank levels. The system also allows the owner to preset lighting functions for different scenarios, making get out on the water even easier. Looking forward to using the CZone system and working with Power Products/BEP.
Launching Soon, the 29′ Calyber Exp TD is a cold molded version of our classic design. The 29′ has been adjusted and equipped with a a pair of Yanmar BY260s with a set 18″ Michigian wheels tucked up in sleek tunnels.
The forward cabin of this express has been minimize and waterproofed for easy clean-up after rugged fishing, as well as a manual head and storage compartments.Rigged exclusively for our customer is a stout Furuno Navnet 3D Nav package including multiple sounders and large transducers for deep fishing.
Numerous custom boatbuilders currently lead the charge toward more efficient vessels and cleaner construction methods. Calyber rides point in this effort. In building its newest 35-foot express model, Calyber produces 80 percent less styrene emissions and 50 percent less scrap for the landfill. It also uses 30 percent less resin while still making parts 50 percent stronger and lighter which translates into the need for less horsepower, ergo increased fuel economy.
Sea trials have proven that with these new techniques, combined with Volvo Penta’s IPS drives, Calyber has cut fuel consumption in half without sacrificing any speed. Comparable 35-foot expresses with conventional propulsion average around 55 gph at 32 knots versus 28 gallons in the 35 Calyber with Volvo Penta IPS.
IPS drives also offer advantages for fishing, such as better performance when backing down thanks to the stern not being “sucked down” due to normal shaft angles. Then, of course, there’s Volvo Penta’s incredible Sportfish Mode. You simply won’t believe how this boat handles both in Sportfish Mode and when using the joystick for docking. It definitely ramps up the boat-handling fun factor to levels you could not imagine. In fact, we promise that your spouse and children will all be experts at handling this boat after 10 or 15 minutes of instruction!
Calyber’s design employs an extreme warped-plane running surface combined with classic Carolina hull lines. But while it might look totally traditional, don’t judge this book by its cover. Epoxy resins for ultimate durability, vacuum- bagging and resin-infusion construction make boats that should you choose to can be handed down through generations of your family. That’s longevity!
Of course, the simple interior boasts exquisite joinerwork and hardwood veneers. Most owners opt for teak decks and not just for looks. If you’ve ever dropped something on your fiberglass deck and chipped the gelcoat, you can imagine how much easier it is to repair a tiny ding in teak. Just break out the sandpaper!
LOA……35 ft. 4 in.
BEAM……12 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT……3 ft. 4 in.
MAX POWER……Twin 370 hp Volvo\Penta IPS 500 diesels
Calyber Boatworks / Edenton, North Carolina / 252-482-0775 / www.calyberboatworks.com
Trevor Sherrick was in the boating industry for 10 years before going into business for himself. Having worked for Buddy Davis, a builder of large custom-made luxury sport-fishing yachts, it was Trevor’s goal to create similar boats on a smaller scale, making them more affordable to the general public.
In 2001, he started Calyber Boatworks in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, building custom-made sport-fishing boats ranging from 35 to 60 feet in length. The boats go all over the world – from the United States to Australia, Japan and Europe – and in 2004, Trevor moved Calyber Boatworks to Edenton, North Carolina for a larger plant.
It was important to Trevor to take a “green” approach in his business. Calyber Boatworks incorporates an environmentally friendly construction process with the latest technology, which results in one of the most efficient boats in the world. The company switched to a new power system, the Volvo IPS engine, which burns 30% less fuel than any other engine. Less waste is created by using materials that come in kits, and every chip of teak wood is saved so that it can be molded together and reused. Vacuum infusion is used so that chemicals are not emitted into the air, and leftover fiberglass is shared with other local builders. “People think if I don’t have fiberglass waste, it must be somewhere else,” says Trevor.
As the economy took a downward turn, Trevor knew he had to diversify in order to stay in business. He called in help from SBTDC business counselor Michael Twiddy, who helped Trevor look at opportunities to diversify with new products. Since then, Calyber Boatworks has been busy researching and developing ideas for new products that can be built from fiberglass. They are currently manufacturing components for F-16 flight simulation units under a federal government contract.
Calyber Boatworks is also developing several new product ideas around the green economy. In 2010, Trevor went to a green energy seminar in Raleigh where he met a group of green energy professionals. Together they came up with the idea for the “Sprout,” an 8-foot tall, selfsufficient computer that tracks weather data through a Wi-Fi database. The fiberglass kiosk is produced at the Calyber Boatwork’s plant.
Another key asset in the making is a solar foundation radiator (SFR), which will store passive solar heat in the crawl spaces of residential homes. With the help of SBTDC’s Barry Phillips, Trevor has a full-blown business plan with financials on hand. “It’s ready to go, and will be key for obtaining capital,” says Michael.
For years, the company has been solving problems and creating solutions. Michael says, “Trevor has been innovative in bringing awareness to economic diversification in the boat-building industry.”
Story originally featured in the SBTDC’s 2010-11 Annual Report.