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1999 Jim Smith 71 Convertible

New Iberia, Louisiana


This 1999 Jim Smith Sport Fish has been maintained on a unlimited budget. 

Starting in 2014  Jarret Bay Boat works and Gregory Poole Caterpillar completed a full repower with a pair of CAT C32 D rated 1700HP.

2018 (2) Sea Keeper 6's were installed.

The owner has spared no expense with maintenance and upgrades of this vessel, a remarkable list was just completed in 2021. See in description full list.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to own one of the worlds finest custom Sport fish Vessel's turn key and ready to fish.

Photos coming soon !


Gulf Coast Yacht Group Orange Beach, AL is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Weaver Boat Works.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: HOUDINI
Make: Jim Smith
Model: 71 Convertible
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Wood
Boat Hull ID: JSl07101C899
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 828.56 mi


Length: 71 ft / 21.64 m
Length Overall: 71 ft / 21.64 m
Beam: 19'8 ft / 6.00 m
Range: 2'4 ft / 828.56 m
Max Draft: 5'2 ft / 1.58 m
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cat
  • Model: C32
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,700hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2014
  • Engine Hours: 2500
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cat
  • Model: C32
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,700hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2014
  • Engine Hours: 2500
Total Engine Power: 3,400hp
Cruising Speed: 34 kn
Maximum Speed: 42 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 2,500 gal


Heads Count: 3
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats, Saltwater Fishing

Additional Information


Houdini has three state rooms, three head layout which includes an owner suite forward and guest suite amidship. Heads are finished with teak and holly flooring. Traditional varnish teak is used on all bulk heads cabinets, rails, and drawers.


  • New Carpet throughout vessel  (2021)
  • New LED lighting and switches throughout Vessel (2021)



Two luxurious sofas with enough storage below for everything. Plus a custom teak table with corian top and high/low table for the perfect height for dining or entertainment. Opposite and aft is custom top loading ice bin with stainless insert fed by an Eskimo shaved ice machine


  • 2021 New carpet and padding in the salon.
  • 2021 New electronic salon door
  • 2021 New veneer on walls
  • 2021 New sofas with sofa that turns into bed
  • 2014 46” Samsung HD TV
  • 2014 Yamaha RXV667 AV Receiver
  • 2021New teak valances


Forward to port is the Galley and breakfast bar with three stainless steel and teak stools. 

The galley future is a built-in stainless steel full upright refrigerator with separate freezer below (hidden in the galley by matching grain teak paneling). Furthest outboard is a two burner cooktop. Inboard of that is a stainless steel sink. There is stowage everywhere -custom spice pantry, a custom flip up “whiskey sipper” glass and carafes for half gallons of the finest to serve your guest.


  • (2021) New quartz countertops
  • (2021) New stainless steel sink
  • (2021) New 2 burner cooktop
  • (2021) New under cabinet Trash compactor
  • (2021) New GE conventional oven and microwave
  • (2021) New custom Dinette with high/low table(turns into bed) and rod locker on electric ram that holds 27 rods 

Master Stateroom

Master suite with an oversized queen berth with hydraulic lift to storage below,  Built-in end tables on each side of bed, with six storage cabinets above bed. Aft in suite is a desk with lift up top and drawers. There is an upholstered easy chair with a matching footstool. Large closet with drawers across from bed


  • (2021) new carpet in master stateroom
  • Master head features an oversized shower located in bow of vessel with new corian countertops (2021)
  • Flat screen TV
  • (2021) New Mattress And bedding 

VIP Stateroom 

To The port side of the companionway is a large VIP ensuite with a queen lower berth (storage below) and an oversize single berth above. There is a large Cedarwood line hanging closet with built-in chest drawers and built-in TV


  • (2021) New carpet and padding
  • (2021) New Mattresses and bedding
  • (2021) New Corian countertops in head 

Guest Stateroom 

Oversized upper and lower bunks with loads of storage below the lower bunk. The full size Cedar Lined closet is more than amble with the drawers storage beneath. The private head features a shower stall, freshwater head in the vanity, as well as a full-size stacking washer and dryer located here as well behind the locker doors


  • (2021) New carpet and padding
  • (2021) New Mattresses and bedding 


The three heads have been refinished with Holly's flooring with quartz counters and stainless steel faucets. Head hunter freshwater head

  • (2021) All three heads have quartz countertop
  • (2021) All three heads have new stainless steel faucets 


This vessel was built with every possible space being utilized for storage. There are over 75 drawers and cabinet doors built-in to the boat with 24 being in the galley. 


  • 2021 all new electronics (radios, Garmins)
  • 2021 bow thruster installed
  • 2021 third helm chair installed
  • 2014 palm beach tower hardtop (underside paint to match hull)
  • 2021 Faux teak helm pod
  • 2021 new curtains installed
  • 2021 new cushions 

Deck And Hull

  • 2021 bottom job
  • 2021 faux teak toe rails
  • 2021 four underwater lights 


  • 2014 Gaggenau electric grill
  • Cockpit faux teak bulkhead 2021
  • 2021 6 Rupp swivel rod holder
  • Faux teak transom 2020
  • 2021 Rupp triple spreader riggers
  • 2021 Rupp center rigger
  • 1 fish box on starboard with chiller plates, 1 large fish box aft of fighting chair
  • 55 gallon Live well in port side
  • 2021 mezzanine cushions 

Electrical system

  • 2014 two 20 kw caterpillar generators
  • 2014 generator has two panels one in the engine room and one in the salon for starting and stopping
  • 2020 new bonding wires
  • 12 volt and 24 volt DC systems
  • 110 volt AC system
  • 50 amp shore power cords
  • 2021 batteries for main engines and generators
  • 110 volt converter 24 volt to 12 volt engine room


Engine Room

  • Cockpit entrance below mezzanine seating and below galley deck into pump room
  • 2014 Jarrett Bay boatworks and Gregory Poole caterpillar completed a full repower. The new power packages includes a new pair of CAT C32 D-rated 1700HP 
  • 2018 2 seakeeper 6 (as of 2-10-22 1 seakeeper has 1669hrs. 1 has 1596hrs)
  • ZF new transmission
  • twin 2.2 20 KW caterpillar generators
  • 2500 hours on main engines and generators as of 2-10-22
  • 2014 new engine room paint
  • 2014 new valves for main engines and generators
  • 2014 fuel system with new hoses
  • 2014 hydraulic steering rebuilt
  • 2014 new helm pod with new controls and gauges for the main engines
  • 2014 generators have two panels, one in engine room, one in salon
  • 2014 caterpillar MPD’s on the bridge
  • 2014 custom marine exhaust for the new caterpillar engines
  • 2014 5 new bilge pumps and highwater alarms
  • 2014 completely rewired the engine room
  • 2022 new bottom paint, shaft seals, props, prop speed on shafts struts and props
  •  10VT oil change system for mains, gears, and both generators.
  • 2 Fresh water pumps
  • Dual Head Hunter fresh water pumps with accumulator tanks
  • Two filtration concepts water makers that can make 2400 gallons per day, or 100 gallons per hour
  • 2021 ESKIMO 1100 lbs per day shaved ice machine
  • 6 fuel tanks - 420 gallons forward, 1100 gallons main aft,  (2) 240 gallon saddle tanks and two 50 gallon tanks and 400 gallon midship tank
  • Seachests with dual pickups for engines
  • Separate breaker panel in engine space for all systems
  • AC and DC lighting throughout
  • Automatic fire control system
  • Emergency crash pumps on both engines and generators
  • 2021 new power steering pumps on second engine redundancy


Add Ons

  • 2021 furuno sonar 
  • 2021 3rd seakeeper 474hrs (as of 2-10-22)
  • 2021 new bridge cushions, new mezzanine cushions, new dinette cushions, sofas reupholstered
  • 2021 rupp 3 spreader bigg rigg outriggers
  • 2021 installed clearline system
  • 2021 boat completely repainted
  • 2021 eskimo 500 ibs
  • 2021 trim tabs and pump
  • 2022 5 blade veem props
  • 2021 high speed internet dome
  • Satellite dome


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.

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