Beaufort, NC (February 14, 2017) – Jarrett Bay Boatworks recently contracted the custom construction of Hull #64 and Hull #65, both for repeat customers and both to be 64-feet in length. Hull 64’s specifications are still being kept close to the vest, however Hull 65’s soon-to-be four-time Jarrett Bay boat owner, Walt Kuhn, is excited to share the details of his next hard-charging Contango.
Kuhn stepped into the custom construction waters with his first Jarrett Bay, Hull 34 – a nimble 27’ center console named High Tension. Four years later, he upped his offshore ante with Kirsten, the 41’ express Hull 44. And in 2008, Contango Hull 52 was delivered as Kuhn’s latest interpretation of the perfect 53’ sportfish platform.
“I obviously enjoy the custom construction process as I am back at it for a 4th run. I love being able to fish the way I want to fish, and with timeless style,” Kuhn commented. “But what I really enjoy are the friendships that have evolved by working as closely as Jarrett Bay owners are afforded in seeing our vision through with their new construction team. Especially as the materials & components advance at a lightning fast pace, it’s really exciting to map out & then fish my heart out on the next best Jarrett Bay.”
Construction will begin on both hulls as soon as design & propulsion details are finalized between each owner and Jarrett Bay’s engineers & construction foremen. Expected to deliver in time to debut at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Hull 65 will surely be the talk of C-Dock with her full Palm Beach Tower and stunning Alexseal Yacht Coatings topsides. In addition to the continual evolution in materials & structural improvements each Jarrett Bay build marks, one of hull 65’s most notable advancements will be a focus on advancing mechanical & electrical systems innovations to reduce salt water coolant circulation. By minimizing raw water cooling requirements, the design seeks to greatly increase the longevity and efficiency of major equipment, while also reducing maintenance
While waiting for Hull 65 to evolve, Kuhn’s 53’ Contango will join fellow 4-time Jarrett Bay owners, the Huddles, and their recently delivered 64’ Builder’s Choice at Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic for the 2017/2018 blue marlin season. No doubt, Kuhn’s glimpses of the spacious 140 sq. ft. cockpit of the Builder’s Choice fishing the Dominican’s FADS will keep him & his crew pumped for their new Contango to join the elite fleet of Jarrett Bay 64 footers.
64’ Jarrett Bay – Hull 64 & Hull 65 Initial Specifications
• Length Overall: 64’
• Beam: 18’ 6”
• Draft: 5’ 3”
• Freshwater Capacity: 250 gal.
• Fuel Capacity: 1800 gal.
• Displacement: 78,000 lbs.
• Power: TBD
From sand to sea, the desert of Southern California may seem like an odd place to build boats. For the past 25 years, however, several companies have successfully created and delivered thousands of boats out of this region, literally from sand to sea. About 100 miles from the coast, the small town of Adelanto has been home to a lineage of boat builders – most notably, CABO Yachts, which produced offshore fishing boats ranging 31-50’.
The desert is now home to a new breed of boat construction with Mag Bay Yachts.
Founded by industry veteran Mike Howarth and his son Barrett, Mag Bay is setting its sights on the center console market with a quality focused product. Starting with a patented hull design from Michael Peters, the company’s first model is a 33’ that is earning great respect amongst accomplished anglers and captains alike. One look in the lazarrette alone will tell you that the Mag Bay crew is sticking close to their heritage.
The design concept of the 33′ was to build a gentleman’s center console that featured the heart of an angling platform with a styling element that could also make a statement as a tender or dayboat. The Mag Bay’s unique transom is a part of accomplishing the design goal. The shearline on the Mag Bay 33 blends into tumblehome that extends into the transom featuring curves that straddle the aft splashwell.
With livewell capacity of up to 110 gallons, along with 1,464 quarts of insulated fishbox capacity, the Mag Bay 33’ features the backbone of a tournament battlewagon. Generous fuel capacity of 340 gallons and cruise consumption of 1.2 – 1.4 mpg achieve an approximate range of 350 miles. In addition to its offshore capabilities, the Mag Bay 33’ is appointed with rich amenities that will keep the family comfortable. A deep bow flare complements the twin hull steps in creating an agile feel and a dry ride.
The base price of the 33’ is $294,000 and is standard with twin Yamaha 300s.
Premium interiors are standard, with customers able to choose from a collection of fine materials and even stitching colors. The Mag Bay 33’ is available with many amenities such as, joystick, Seakeeper gyro, Side Door, Extra Large Top, and various seating options forward and aft.
To date, 14 Mag Bay hulls have been produced. It seems the future is bright as the team has plans to expand its factory in 2017, along with introducing a new model. Mag Bay Yachts are sold through a global dealer network. On the Eastern seaboard, Mag Bay inventory is available in New England with Oyster Harbors Marine. Oyster Harbors sold Mag Bay 33’ hull #7 at the Newport Boat show in October, and Oyster just took delivery of Mag Bay 33’ hull #14, which will be at the NE Boat Show, February 11-19.
In South Florida, Mag Bay is sold through Yachting Experts. Based in Miami, the Yachting Experts team recently delivered hull #13 in Palm Beach. Mag Bay will be at the Miami Boat show at the Virginia Key/Stadium location with two boats at the In-Water display; slips #542A & 468. Sea trials will be available daily, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the schedule.
“In Their Own Words” is an InTheBite exclusive that provides perspective and insight from the top minds in the sportfishing industry. In this installment, Contender President Joe Neber details his approach to Contender and all that goes into the creation of one of the industry leaders in big game center console fishing.
Founded in 1984, Contender Boats has been a leading voice in the center console sportfishing scene for more than 30 years. All of Contender’s 25’ and up models are composed of three pieces—the hull, liner and cap. The fiberglass pieces are molded to fit together. Designed for serious sportfishing applications, Contenders feature a toe kick design that allows you to fight a fish from anywhere on the vessel, with your knees and thighs fitting firmly against the rail.
Currently Contender’s Homestead, Florida-based facility produces around 350 boats per year. The company’s specialty features the combination of rapid production times with custom capability. All work is done in house—from welding to electrical to upholstery—everything. Service needs are accommodated by a dealer network of about 30 outlets throughout the United States.
Below is a photo tour of how the boats are manufactured.
“In Their Own Words” is an InTheBite exclusive that provides perspective and insight from the top minds in the sportfishing industry. In this installment, Captain John Bayliss details his approach to Bayliss Boatworks and all that goes into the creation of what is universally considered one of the finest boats on the market.
The following is a reprint from “The Viking View” newsletter of Viking Yachts, Inc.
The 88,000 square-foot Viking Mullica facility opened in late summer with a dedicated team of Viking shipwrights in our satellite plant and launched full speed ahead to build its first new model, the 37 Billfish. Scheduled to be unveiled at our 21st annual VIP Boat Show Preview at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, on February 3-4, 2017, the 37 Billfish will break new ground in its class as a sporty convertible and so much more.
The rendering displays classic day boat styling and purpose, both as a canyon runner and a sailfish tournament marauder. With features including a center console helm station on the flying bridge, an 84 square-foot cockpit with a transom live well and split mezzanine seating with built in tackle stowage and a bait freezer, the 37 Billfish is all business when the lines go in the water.
Yet when the fishing rods are put away, the salon beckons with comfort and features that transform the 37 Billfish into the resolute family cruiser. A convertible dinette and lounge provide shelter and relaxing room, and the lower helm station is an added plus for northern anglers wanting to extend their season, as well as southern anglers that prefer extra protection from the sun and tropical heat. But it is when you go below, that the 37 Billfish really turns on its charm with a spacious stateroom and an island queen bed forward, a fully equipped galley, a private head with a shower stall you’d expect to see on a 40-footer, and of course, Viking’s legendary attention to detail with its striking teak joinery.
The activity at Mullica is busy with three Billfish boats on one of the plant’s two production lines. This is hull number one, with our shipwrights a few days away the flying bridge being installed.
Hull number two set for a February delivery is moving through its mechanical and carpentry stages on schedule, and in short order will be crowned with its one-piece deckhouse assembly. Although carefully protected with cover material, you can appreciate the inherent beauty of its Haze Gray hull.
Like its bigger Viking siblings, hull number three showcases Stars and Stripes Blue, another popular choice. This 37 Billfish delivers in late February.
Waiting to join the line after the first Billfish gets launched in Mullica is hull number 4.
Looking into hull number 5, reveals a clear view of the boat’s internal structures, the stringers, egg-crating and the aft engineroom bulkhead.
Hull number six is taking shape with our Viglass team in lamination mode. Make a date to see the new Viking 37 Billfish at our VIP event, and again at the Yachts Miami Beach boat show February 16-20, 2017 on Collins Ave in Miami Beach.
To check and this boat and more visit www.VikingYachts.com (Click Here)
In Their Own Words is an InTheBite exclusive. This is the first installment. The series provides first person access to the men behind the boats.
Paul Spencer describes his approach to making boats and the evolution of Spencer Yachts from the beginning– a charter captain making a boat for himself– into what it has become today, one of the finest operations in sportfishing. As Spencer Yachts celebrates its 100th hull, Paul describes the company’s philosophy to the art and business of boat building.
Video of 1st 60′ Walk Around
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Bayliss Boatworks is proud to announce the launch of a new project – Bayliss GameBoats.
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