Hines-Farley finishes 66-foot fishing boat

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 25, 2005

It’s a good thing that so much of the Earth is covered in water. Dan Borislow is going to need a great deal of room to maneuver his new sea-bearing vessel.

Over four years of work came together Tuesday morning at Hines-Farley Offshore Yachts on Eberwine Lane in Suffolk as Borislow’s 66-foot fiberglass custom sport fishing boat Triple Crown was unveiled. Equipped with such offerings as air conditioning, television and underwater exhaust, the $5 million boat was the third of its kind constructed at the


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&uot;(Hines-Farley) builds the best boats there are,&uot; said Borislow, a resident of Palm Beach, Fla. &uot;I’m hoping this boat helps me catch a lot of white and blue marlin.&uot;

Borislow’s fishing teams have won titles in marlin and tuna fishing in Cape May, N.J. tournaments over the past few years. He said that the name of the boat came from his interest in horse racing, and hopes to enter an equine in the Belmont Staakes race June 11.

&uot;This boat should go close to 60 miles an hour,&uot; Borislow said. &uot;It’s going to be the fastest out there, probably the fastest in the world.&uot;

Captain John Brant has the task of corralling the Crown.

&uot;What’s floating in front of you is going to be coming up a lot faster,&uot; Brant said. &uot;You don’t have brakes, so you have to stay on the lookout for everything around you.&uot;

While Borislow, Brant, and the rest of the Crown’s crew welcomed the watercraft, Sharon Hines and the rest of the builders bid it a sad farewell.

&uot;The boats become a part of you,&uot; said Sharon, whose husband Sonny has run the business in Suffolk since 1985. &uot;It’s a labor of love. It’s not about the monetary value; it’s about the hard work that everyone put into it.

&uot;We always knew it was going to go away, but it’s bittersweet, because we rarely got to see it (completely put together) except for a short time. We saw all the sections, but yesterday was the first time it was all together. When we unwrapped it, it was like unwrapping a Christmas present.&uot;