He who possesses the conch possesses the power. While the preceding sentence may be a major plot point in the William Golding classic Lord of the Flies, it may very soon apply to the world of tournament fishing as well. That’s because R & R Boatworks is introducing the Conch 44, a serious fishing boat for the serious fisherman. She is based on the famous Garlington 44 hull and features a triple-livewell-equipped cockpit, which is perfect for live-bait aficionados. And there’s has plenty of fish-fighting space thanks to the vessel’s nearly 14-foot beam. Inside, the standard teak-and-holly saloon sole leads to a galley-up that houses a Sub-Zero fridge, a convection/microwave oven, and granite countertops. Below decks there is a guest stateroom to port and a roomy forepeak master for those overnight excursions. The 44 strikes a sleek profile as she booms along on her twin 600-hp Cummins QSC 8.3s at an impresive top end of 43.7 mph. Just try to remember to keep an equable state of mind while driving her, lest all the power of the Conch go to your head.
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This article originally appeared in the March 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.