1985 Scarborough Sportfish

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Yacht Overview

Make: Scarborough

Model: Sportfish

Year: 1985

Length: 41′

Located In: Wrightsville Beach, NC

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Wood

YW#: 8624688


The Retriever, built in 1985 by Ricky Scarborough in Wanchese, NC is widely regarded as one of the prettiest boats to ever come out of the shop of a builder whose product was known for looks, ride and function. Considered to be proportionally perfect, her lines are timeless and portray the true essence of what a classic Carolina boat should look like. Her current owner is only the second in line and has had her for the last 15 years, maintaining her well and enjoying a successful private fishing and tournament schedule that kept the boat between Wrightsville Beach, Hatteras and Oregon Inlet. Along the Carolina coast, she is known to be a head turner as well as a fishing machine. She has 1885 hours on a set of Cummins 450C mechanicals, 24 knot cruise, burning 24gph, new generator, recently replaced fuel tanks and teak deck, new bridge enclosure in 2019 and full paint job and refurbished hardtop in 2017. She is currently in the yard getting freshened up, with seasonal bottom job, prop speed on running gear, hull / topside polish and detail, annual coast guard check and exterior varnish maintenance. There aren’t many of these 41s around so if you want to get in the game on a clean and classy little bridge boat with a good reputation, then come and feast your eyes on the Retriever. She stands out in a crowd…

Full Specs

Boat Name



LOA: 41
Beam: 14.25 ft


Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: 450C Mechanical
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 450|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: 450C Mechanical
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 450|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (35 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (400 Gallon)


Number of single berths: 4
Number of heads: 1


The Retriever has a smart, simple and practical layout. With a single centerline sliding teak salon door, she has a large couch style bench to starboard that butts against a galley bar and countertop. Across the forward dash she is loaded with deep storage cabinets with custom rollback doors. To port is the electrical panel and a huge cabinet with carpeted countertop that houses the fridge, freezer and lots more storage drawers and spaces within. In the middle of the carpeted sole are two lift out engine room access hatches. 

Down the companionway and below are two sets of stacked bunks, a full head and shower, 2 large hanging locker closets and more storage in all areas.

Samsung TV

Emerson microwave oven

Fusion MS-UD650 Stereo system with Bose speakers / Pandora, SiriusXM and Bluetooth capable.

Double door upright fridges under countertop cabinet

Upright freezer under countertop cabinet

110VAC receptacles throughout

Teak veneers, solid teak trim, valances and appointments throughout salon

Galley Bar with formica surface and teak sea rails, SS sink and fixtures, 8 deep drawer storage, hinged trash receptacle lid as well as spacious bulk storage cabinetry below

Very efficient use of space for storage throughout

Carpeted sole throughout boat

Teak trim, drawers and cabinetry with textured wallpaper throughout berths and head 

Valance rope lighting, central overhead and over bar lighting

Toe kicks under couch, bar and countertop cabinet in salon

Port side large stacked bunks with overhead and reading lights, rod storage, drawer storage and bulk storage below

Spacious hanging lockers to port and starboard with auto-lighting

Forward stacked bunks to starboard with deep outboard cabinetry on both sides above and overhead lighting as well as reading lights

Storage under starboard bunk as well as drawers and cabinets

Rollback door nightstand storage cabinet to port

Centerline overhead hatch in forward berth area

Head to starboard at bottom of companionway steps

Raritan Atlantes Freedom Marine toilet

Large formica surfaced countertop with SS sink and fixtures. Full access storage area beneath countertop.

Deep storage mirrored vanity cabinet above sink and towel racks

Full shower with bench seating, lighting and door

Deep shelved cabinets outboard of shower for spare rope storage








ZF MicroCommander controls

(2) CruisAir AC systems with March RW supply pump and manifold system for easy isolated clean out and maintenance

Jabsco ParMax pumps for RW and FW systems

Fireboy Halon 1301  Automatic Fire Suppression System

Racor Filtration systems on Mains and Genset

Dripless shaft seals with (2) spare lip seals on each 1 3/4" shaft

Raritan Smart Toilet control

Hynautic steering system







Teak Coverboards with 8 rod holders

Teak Deck

Lazz Hatches

Centerline hatch to access aft ER, pumps, generator racor and anchor storage

In deck fishbox with macerator

Tansom fishbox

Gaff lockers port and starboard

JL Audio speakers

Lighting and grab rails under overhang

Tuna door

Hawse pipes in transom

Custom fighting chair

Large SS lined bait / ice box to port with deep storage cabinet below

Large work station / bait box with 8 drawer storage and tall, shallow rig cabinet to starboard with Fireboy manual release

(2) 30A service

12V dredge reel receptacles under coverboards

Varnished teak half round, sea rails in bridge, toe rail and helm trim

FW / RW washdowns with quick connect SS quarter turn valves

Rupp double spreader outriggers with triple hal-lock system, quick tension chock and ferrule, beefed up back bar for dredge fishing and  Quick disconnect / Auto-locks

Painted aluminum handrails on cabin top, port and starboard going forward to bowdeck







Center console helm built to starboard

VDO gauges / oil, water, transmission and voltage

Bilge pump and generator indicator lights

Furuno Autopilot

Furuno NavNet VX2

Furuno GPS Navigator

Garmin GPSMap 741

(2) ICOM IC-M506 VHF radios

Bennett trim tab system

Ritchie compass

Kenwood Sirius stereo control pad

ZF single lever controls

Bluewater Canvas works 5 panel enclosure with forward air vent

Flat soft blue finish under hardtop with 3/4 perimeter overhead aluminum grab rail

Access doors to helm console fore and aft

Deep bench seating and storage forward of helm as well as in brow

Hardtop frame metal in great shape with 6 rod holder belly band

Painted white custom helm chair

Non skid sole

AC/DC subpanel for electronics, nav lights, engines and parallel

Auto locks for riggers







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