From the Holby Marine website;
“Introducing the Pilot 19 from Holby Marine. Nineteen feet of pure mastery. The sleek look of a classic and the intelligence to go with it. The Pilot's design, technology and materials they're all right on the edge of today. But the dedication to uncompromising craftsmanship? It's as old as the boat-building tradition itself, being kept alive and well in Bristol, Rhode Island by Holby Marine.
The Pilot's designer, Mark Ellis, is one of boating's most creative and respected forces. His love affair with yacht design has spanned 40 years, beginning back in 1965 with stints at some of the foremost design firms of the day. Ten years later, in 1975, Mark Ellis design was formed. The rest, as they say, has helped to write an award-winning, trend-shaping history. From stunning custom yachts to Canadian Coast Guard powerboats to the beautiful Pilot 19, Mark Ellis Design sets standards.
The Way It Looks
The Way It Performs
The Pilot 19 is built for performance, from the inside out. Able to reach 40 mph easily, this boat is never intimidated by a chop. Even under heavy loads, the Pilot is quick to plane. You can expect a stable fishing platform, a soft, quiet ride and a dry, comfortable crew. Finally, you get the strength and speed you've been looking for, without the weight. How could such a pretty boat be so smart, too?
The Way It’s Built
Search the industry over and you won't find another powerboat in this size range built with cutting edge, resin-infused SCRIMP™ technology. That's because Holby Marine remains in a class by itself, as the only boat builder practicing this ground-breaking technology on boats this size. What does this mean to you? Quite simply, you couldn't find a stronger, longer-lasting hull. You'll feel it in the way the Pilot commands the water, as soon as you leave the dock."
The Holby Pilot 19 was designed by Mark Ellis to compliment the Bristol Skiff line of boats sold by Holby Marine dealers. The Pilot 19 is a practical utility boat that looks "right in New England waters, is quick to plane even under heavy loads, and is soft riding and dry in a sea", says Mark Ellis. The test rides confirm this. With a 135 Mercury salt water digital Optimax engine the Pilot 19 easily goes 42 mph in a nasty chop with a thirty knot breeze blowing - all the while keeping the crew dry and comfortable. For all that have seen the Pilot 19, they agree that its marked by a sense of pleasing proportion and straight out good looks.