Demonstrating what a truly custom boat building experience is all about, Jarrett Bay Boatworks recently delivered their second-largest build to date. Eclipsed only by the 90-foot Jaruco, the 84-foot open bridge convertible Reel Development represents the next evolution in lavish game boats destined for extensive travel and tournament wins.
We headed out on the water with Owner Ryan Davis to learn more about his new Contender 44ST, Reel Synergy. The 44ST is the largest, and perhaps most anticipated, offering in Contender’s 35-year history. With a beam of 12’ and coming in at 44 feet long, the 44ST is perfectly stationed for serious bluewater application. With a maximum horsepower rating of 2,000 and a 600-gallon fuel capacity, the 44ST delivers on Contender’s promise of “performance through innovation.” Powered with triple or quad engine configurations, the boat excels in speed, performance and reliability.
Displacement: 103,000 lbs
Water Capacity: 270 gal.
Fuel Capacity: 1,900 gal.
Engines: (2) CAT C-32A 1825 MHP
Genset: (2) Kohler 24kW
Stabilizer: (2) Seakeeper 9
Watermaker: Dometic Spot Zero
Electronics: Furuno, Garmin
Helm & Fighting Chair: Release Marine
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Viking just finished wrapping up an early holiday gift – a captivating video of the new Valhalla 46’s first sea trial. Watch the V-46, powered with quad Mercury 450Rs, tear up the water in this fast-paced film that was captured from the cockpit of a Viking 72. Hull No. 1 of the V-46 topped out at an amazing 71 mph while demonstrating flawless maneuverability and handling, rapid acceleration and excellent overall performance.
Bayliss Boatworks—In late November, Bayliss Boatworks delivered its most recent build to its owners, the 62-foot Seven; the first owners to enjoy two BBW christenings. She was a product of over 42,000 man-hours and nearly 19 months of labor; Seven is geared to fish efficiently as possible. Seven’s hull will not be mistaken for any other with its custom Imron exterior paint blend, “Cool Blue”, paired with her red and blue boot stripes.
Following in the wake of the 44ST and built from the same hull mold, Contender’s 44FA is made for the angler who knows where they want to go and in record time. With a fish around liner, the boat features a berth with queen-sized bed, enclosed head with shower, galley with sink, refrigerator/freezer, and stovetop to provide all the necessary creature comforts no matter how far you’re going.
By Steve Dougherty
Despite a week of continuous rain and more precipitation on the radar, we were graced with a break in the weather allowing for a quick sea trial out Port Everglades aboard the all-new Hatteras GT65 Carolina. A brisk east wind added to the uncertainty, stirring up the seas with a short distance between crests. “Perfect day for a sea trial,” Captain Bill Diamond chuckled as we cleared the bobbing sea buoy.
With the Summer season already over, Paul Mann Custom Boats looks back on the splash of their latest build, the 63-foot custom-built Mann Cave, delivered this past March 25, 2020.
The three-stateroom, two-head sportfish yacht features twin C32 1800 BHP at 2300 RPM engines as well as gyro stabilizers and was designed with a full galley in addition to three staterooms and two heads.
With the start of construction on this yacht, Paul Mann Custom Boats also reached another milestone: the celebration of 30 years in boatbuilding.
By Dale Wills
The latest 70’ Weaver Boatworks Southern Pride—splashed August 2020—could easily be called “Rocket Ship.” Simply put, she hauls ass! InTheBite recently had the opportunity to jump aboard and go for a ride. The very first thing I noticed was how very quiet the boat was. Both underway and idling. Clearing the final marker out of the Ocean Reef Club channel in Key Largo we headed south into a brisk 20-knot wind.