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2005 Custom Carolina 57 Capps Custom Sportfish

Port Aransas, Texas



Simple elegance, rugged but tasteful are just a few words that come to mind when trying to describe her. She's a beautiful boat, with classic custom Carolina lines that is is easy to maintain. 

"On Location" is a quality custom convertible sporfisher that was custom designed and built by Capps Boat Works in Virginia Beach, VA. She features a dry riding hull design with a tumblehome hull and a well flared bow.

She is powered by twin Caterpillar C18's with 1,000hp each. There is a Northern Lights 16kw & a Northern Lights 12kw generator.

Her (3) stateroom, 2 head interior is well laid out, simple while elegant and easy to maintain. As you enter the through the cockpit swing door, the well-designed galley is immediately to port and overlooks the spacious salon. Forward to port, there is a very large L-shaped settee facing forward and the large flat screen TV. To starboard is the booth style dinette. Moving forward and down to the companion way is the spacious private quest stateroom with a full double berth, storage and a large mirror, moving forward of the companion way is abundant vertical rod storage to port. Across to starboard is the guest head with a separate shower stall. Moving forward to port is the crews bunks with a double berth lower and a singe berth overhead. Moving forward is the entrance to the master stateroom which is spacious with an en-suite master head with a separate shower stall.

Her cockpit is spacious with rolled gunnels, teak decks, a large transom fish box, transom door, mezzanine seating with (6) custom built-in tuna tubes, tackle center and bait freezer/drink box. The flybridge is very spacious as well, with a well laid out helm with a single helm seat and plenty of guest seating with storage underneath and (3) sided enclosure.

 Her engine room, just like the rest of the vessel, truly shows pride of ownership and impeccable maintenance. Very spacious indeed, with plenty of room outboard of both engines.

“On Location” has only had (2) owners and the current owner purchased her when she was 3 years old and only had approximately 500 hours. She has been meticulously maintained both cosmetically and mechanically by one very knowledgeable full-time captain and it shows!

She is seriously for sale and all reasonable offers will be entertained!


Gulf Coast Yacht Group - Gulf Region is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Gulf States Yacht Sales LLC.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: On Location
Make: Custom Carolina
Model: 57 Capps Custom Sportfish
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Wood
Boat Hull ID: BE157014J506
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 57 ft / 17.37 m
Length Overall: 57 ft / 17.37 m
Beam: 16 ft / 4.88 m
Max Draft: 5 ft / 1.52 m
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C18
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,000hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C18
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Power: 1,000hp
  • Type: Inboard
Total Engine Power: 2,000hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 832 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 221 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 21 gal
Holding Tank Material: Aluminum


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats, Convertible Boats


The salon is accessed by way of a door located starboard side of the forward cockpit. The salon is nicely decorated and is very well kept. It has an off white headliner and tan carpeting. The cabinetry, bulkheads and doors are finished in varnished wood. The side windows are fixed. The window in the aft bulkhead is also fixed.

Located in the port side of the salon is the galley which is equipped with the following:

  • Teak and holly sole
  • Tan corian counter tops with ample drawer storage below
  • White sink with storage below
  • Dometic Vertrigo refrigerator and freezer drawers, (2) of each
  • LG microwave oven
  • Cuisinart toaster oven

Forward of the galley is a large L shaped settee with storage below and the entertainment center which is equipped with the following:

  • LG 37” TV
  • Bose Life Style home theater system

Located starboard side of the salon is a tan corian counter top with a cabinetry below that houses the main electrical panel and miscellaneous storage. Forward of this counter top and cabinetry is the dinette which has a newly fabricated varnished wood table and bench seating on two sides with storage below.

Three steps down the companion way take you to the forward accommodations which are finished the same as the salon. Starboard side of the companionway is the guest head which is equipped with the following:

  • Teak and holly sole
  • Tan corian counter top
  • White sink with a mirrored vanity above and storage cabinet below
  • Head Hunter marine toilet
  • Shower stall

Forward of the guest head are the crews berths with a lower double berth and an upper  single berth. Port side of the companionway is the VIP stateroom which is equipped with the following:

  • Double berth with storage below 
  • Closet
  • Mirror

All the way forward is the master stateroom which is equipped with the following:

  • Centerline double berth with drawers below
  • Closets on both sides
  • Sony 25” TV

The master stateroom has a private head, which is equipped with the following:

  • Teak and holly sole
  • Tan Corian counter top
  • White sink with a mirrored vanity above and storage cabinet below
  • Head Hunter marine toilet
  • Shower stall




Fishing Equipment
  • Rupp Triple spreader aluminum outriggers
  • Pedestal mounted fighting chair with rocket launcher by Release Marine
  • (8) Flush mount rod holders located in the cockpit covering boards
  • (6) Aluminum rocket launchers/rod holders, welded to the fly-bridge aft railing
  • (2) Reel Color pancake style teaser reels
  • (6) Custom builtin tuna tubes in the cockpit mezzanine
  • Large builtin transom fish box
  • Fresh & saltwater wash down systems
  • Cockpit spreader lights
Hull Construction

Constructed with fiberglass and epoxy resin over wood construction. The hull sides, decks and cabin sides are also fiberglass over wood construction. Her bulkheads are made with divinycell foam and plywood sandwich and are covered and tabbed with fiberglass. 

Flybridge, Electronics, Navigations & Hard Top


Access to the fly-bridge is by way of an aluminum ladder in the forward starboard side of the cockpit. This area has white painted non-skid decks and is protected overhead by a fiberglass and composite hard top and on three sides by isinglass curtains.

  • There is bench seating with storage below and an insulated drink box along the starboard side.
  • The main helm station is located in the center of the bridge.
  • Bench seating with storage below is also found forward of the helm station.
  • White painted teak & vinyl upholstered helm chair by Release Marine
  • Hynautic steering pump
  • 15” chromed bronze helm wheel
  • Ritchie 4 ½” Powerdamp compass
  • Caterpillar electronic engine instrumentation
  • Single lever electronic engine controls
  • Simrad AP-28 Autopilot
  • Simrad RS 12 VHF radio
  • Icom IC-M504 VHF radio
  • (2) Simrad NSS12 monitors displaying radar, GPS plotter, depth sounder, AIS, video
  • (2) JBL speakers
  • Bennett Trim tab controls
  • Vetus bow thruster control
  • ACR remote search light control
  • Manufacturers 12V Electronic breaker panel: GPS, radar, sounder, auto pilot, trim tabs, engine controls, VHF, running lights, horn, spreader lights, bilge pump switches, transducer switch, engine starts and stops
  • Horn
  • Si-Tex SST-110 sea temperature gauge
  • Si-Tex ST-500 sea temperature gauge Brow Compartment

Flybridge Brow Compartment:

  • Crusair 16,000 BTU AC unit
  • Simrad GPS and AIS antenna Inside helm console

Inside the Helm Console:

  • Hynautic hydraulic steering reservoir
  • Caterpillar back up panel
  • Caterpillar control station processor
  • Si-Tex metadata AIS antenna splitter
  • Simrad RC42 rate compass
  • Simrad auto pilot computer
  • Simrad auto pilot hydraulic pump
  • Simrad NAIS-400
  • Simrad BSM-2 black box CHIRP sounder
  • Simrad NEP expansion port
  • Simrad WM-2 weather module

Hart Top:

  • The fiberglass hard top is painted with white nonskid. S
  • Simrad 50” marine radar array, model RDR-1964, unit NKE-250
  • (2) VHF antennas
  • (2) Cockpit spreader/flood lights
  • ACR search light
  • Air horn
  • Anchor light/stern running light
  • KVH Trac Vision 4 HD dome

The spacious cockpit area has teak wood covered decks that are protected by white painted fiberglass over wood bulwarks. In the aft corners of the bulwarks are stainless steel 12” stern cleats that are tended by stainless steel hawse pipes in the transom corners.

  • (8) rod holders are flush mounted into the teak covering boards, (4) in each side.
  • There is an Eskimo ice dump flush mounted into the stern covering board.
  • Against the forward bulkhead is a teak covered mezzanine.
  • Centerline of the mezzanine is a door to the engine room.
  • Starboard of the mezzanine is the salon door, aluminum ladder to the fly bridge and an insulated drink box.
  • Port side in the mezzanine is bench seating with tackle drawers below and a compartment housing (6) tuna tubes.
  • Located in the forward starboard corner of the cockpit bulwarks is the 240v, 50amp shore power cord and in the port corner is the fresh water wash down bib.
  • A pedestal mounted fighting chair with rocket launcher is located centerline of the cockpit.
  • Gaff storage compartments are found in the side bulwarks.
  • Transom Door
  • Huge builtin transom livewell
Decks & Equipment
  • White painted nonskid foredecks
  • (2) Forward 15” stainless steel bow cleats
  • A capped anchor line hawse pipe is found between the bow cleats which gives access to approximately 8” of ½” galvanized chain and approximately 300’ of 7/8” nylon three strand rode. Secured on deck in her chocks is an aluminum Fortress FX-55 danforth anchor.
  • Along the white painted toe rail are two stainless steel 15” breast cleats.
  • Located in the center of the foredeck is a 22”x 22” flush deck hatch by Bomar, which gives ventilation to the accommodations below.
  • Cradle mounted in the aft center of the foredeck is a Switlik 6 person life raft.
  • Located in the white painted nonskid side decks are two fuel fill caps, a waste cap and two 15” stainless steel beam cleats.
  • An aluminum hand rail is fastened to the house sides to facilitate passage.
Mechanical Engine Room & Rudder Room

Engine Room:

  • (2) Caterpillar model C18, 1000 hp @ 2300 RPM, turbo charged, inter-cooled marine diesel engines; starboard serial no.CKH00976, port serial no. CKH00982
  • (2) ZF marine transmissions, model ZF550A, ratio 1.757/1 Starboard serial no. 20043333, Port serial no. 20044340
  • The main engine exhaust systems consist of stainless steel exhaust elbows by Marine Exhaust Systems, fiberglass exhaust tubes and silencers, exhaust hose, all connections are double clamped and exit out the aft corners of the transom at the water line.
  • Each main engine is protected by (2) Racor model 1000MA fuel filters/water separators
  • Reverso oil change pump, model GP-3013
  • Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper mini 40 gph water maker
  • (2) Crusair model 3000 BXT raw water pumps for the AC units
  • Crusair pump relay unit, model 000000000, serial no 24599084
  • Head Hunter Mach 5 fresh water system pump, model M5-11560, 120V
  • Head Hunter X Caliber fresh water system pump, model XR-125, 12V
  • (2) Head Hunter Puffer accumulator tanks, model 141-367
  • Baldor low pressure pump for water maker
  • Dometic raw water pump for ice maker, model 334002
  • Dometic Eskimo ice maker, model 921049401, serial no 24398530
  • Crusair refrigeration compressor, model KRA025, serial no 50481108
  • Jabsco Par Max live well pump, model 31620-0092
  • Marco UPC 12V gear pump for fuel transfer  Dayton 1 HP tuna tube pump
  • (6) Bronze sea strainers (recently painted and well maintained)
  • Tuna tube manifold
  • AC and refrigeration raw water manifold
  • Depth sounder transducer, wet mounted inside the hull

The rudder room is accessed by way of the aft end of the engine room, through a tunnel between the fuel tanks. The following equipment ia in the rudder room:

  • 2 1/2” stainless steel rudder posts, bronze tiller arms, stainless steel tie bar
  • Hynautic steering cylinder, model BA200-9
  • Tides dripless rudder post seals
  • Bennett trim tab motor / reservoir, model 351
  • Simrad rudder angle indicator
  • (3) Ocean LED 12V underwater lights

Forward interior bilges with the following equipment:

  • Vetus bow thruster motor, model 500543, serial no 1623691
  • Marine Master I27MC 840cca 12V battery for bow thruster
  • Dolphin 12V, 20amp battery charger
  • Crusair 12,000 BTU AC unit
  • Showers and sinks discharge sump with Rule 2000 gph pump
  • Rule 2000 gph bilge pump and a high water alarm


  • (2) Northern Lights Generators Sets: Port- model M843NW3-12KW, Starboard- model M844W3-16KW. 
  • Main battery bank: (4) Intimidator AGM 1000 cca 12V batteries, paired in series (24V) for each main engine starting batteries.
  • (1) Marine Master 1050cca starting battery for the port Gen Set
  • House battery: LTH 8-D 12V, model L-80-1125, 1125cca
  • Starboard Gen Set starting battery: Marine Master 1000cca 12V starting battery
  • Battery selector switches
  • Charles 20 amp battery, 5000 SP Series battery charger for main engine battery bank
  • Charles 40 amp battery, 5000 SP Series battery charger for house battery
  • Seaward model F-1200, serial no 841684,
  • Glenndinning Cable Master shore power cord dispenser/retriever

Personal items, tools fishing tackle and gear.

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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