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Curtis Strange Commissions Third Jarrett Bay –
A 32′ Custom Center Console

By Ken Kreisler

I like fishing because it’s so different from what I do for a living,” he says, his voice tinged with the easy-on-the-ear drawl of North Carolina, where he lives. “It’s one of the very few things that really gets me away from my job.” He smiles for a moment as he hears himself say “job.”

Lady Sarah, the Jarrett Bay 53 foot Custom that was built for Curtis.

Lady Sarah, the Jarrett Bay 53 foot Custom that was built for Curtis.

That’s from a 2002 interview I did with golf great Curtis Strange aboard his 44’ Jarrett Bay built sportfish boat. After that came another Jarrett Bay build, this time a 53’ Custom. But just as with his back to back U.S. Open wins in 1988 and 1989, Curtis was looking for boating’s version of a hat trick.

Now, Jarrett Bay Boatworks is excited to announce details of its new 32’ Custom Center Console project quietly started in June 2012 for one of golfing’s most notable and respected icons, and now three time Jarrett Bay owner, Curtis Strange. Almost as avid an angler as golfer, Strange has embarked on his latest Jarrett Bay build to best suit his desire to fish both North Carolina’s sometimes challenging offshore waters as well as its oft-shallow inshore sounds.

The sprawling Jarrett Bay Boatworks.

Located at Mile Marker #198 on the Intracoastal Waterway, the sprawling Beaufort, North Carolina-based Jarrett Bay Boatworks boasts such prestigious vendors as Alexseal, Bausch American Towers, gpLink, Gregory Poole CAT power, IMS American, Interlux, and Seakeeper.

Differing from Jarrett Bay’s semi-production 34’ walk-around model, this 32’ custom layout is an open concept with both forward bow and console bench seating. The custom console bench features two Release Marine helm chairs, flush mounted rod holders and a 37-gallon live well aft of the chairs. Like her larger sisterships, the Jarrett Bay 32’ Custom provides added features like a transom fish box, and ample storage spaces in the console itself, as well as the helm chair bench.

JB32Rounding out her stylish Carolina Flare® lines, she is complemented by a custom Bausch American Towers T-Top, teak covering boards, teak toe rail and a roomy 45 sq. ft. teak cockpit deck aft of the console. Although fitted with an Armstrong motor bracket rated for approx 700hp, Curtis is opting for fuel efficiency to his nearby fishing grounds with twin 300hp Yamahas.


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Just as Curtis methodically examines almost every PGA tour member’s stroke in his role as an ESPN analyst, he has applied the same keen prowess to identifying the various aspects of what he wants in a fishing boat. He has studied their interrelations from construction to application on his past two Jarrett Bay builds to create a truly custom, no-nonsense center console built for hard-core inshore and offshore versatility.

Jarrett Bay Boatworks 32’ Custom Center Console Specifications

Length Overall: 32′
Beam: 11′
Draft: 2′ 6″
Freshwater Capacity: 50 gallons
Fuel Capacity: 300 gallons
Weight Displacement: 8,500 lbs.
Engine Power: Twin 300hp Yamahas

For more information on the Jarrett Bay 32 or any of its other fine custom-built boats, visit the company Website at

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Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Dock Buzz


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Yacht Spotting And New Launches

Yacht Spotting And New Launches

Trinity Yachts Delivers 164’ (50m) LADY SURA

Trinity Yachts is pleased to announce that following successful sea trials in December 2012, Lady Sura, its newest 164’ (49.9m) tri-deck custom-built superyacht with aluminum hull and superstructure, has been delivered to its new owners.

Features of this beautiful yacht include a full beam two-level master suite—to enjoy sleeping on the lower level and relaxing to the view on the upper—on the main deck with forward panoramic viewing windows. Four guest staterooms are located below and one VIP guest stateroom on the 01 deck. The interior, by Patrick Knowles Yacht Design, is rich in Anigre, mahogany and harmonizing burl finishes.

Lady_Sura,_Sea_Trial,_December_2012-1For optimal outdoor living and world-class views, LADY SURA’s sky lounge is panoramic and her flybridge features a hot tub, numerous sunpads and lounge seating aft. A large tender garage aft provides ample storage for the tender, jet skis and water toys.

Lady Sura has a top speed of over 19 knots with a 4,000 nautical mile range at displacement speeds for extended cruising. Her draft of 7’8” (2.4m) enables her to frequent shallow water harbors and ports, making island hopping easy and accessible.

Lady Sura is every meter a Trinity and exemplifies what it means to build a custom yacht. So much so that over the course of her build, her owner asked Trinity for design modifications to the original contract, allowing her owner to take full advantage of the most up-to-date technologies available. More, this flexibility also illustrates the unique and winning collaboration between owner, builder and broker—as successfully managed by Jane Hardy of Peter Insull’s Yacht Marketing.

164’ (50m) x 28’ (8.5m) Tri-Deck Motoryacht


Length: 164’ (50m)

Beam: 28’ (8.5m)

Draft: 7’8” (2.4m)

Maximum Speed (Trial Load): 19 knots, approximate

Construction: Aluminum

Classification: ABS, MCA

Compliant Marine Designer: Trinity Yachts, LLC

Interior Designer: Patrick Knowles Yacht Design

Engines: (2) Caterpillar 3512B “E” Rated at 2,250hp at 1,925 rpm

Generators: (2) 115 kW Northern lights @ 1,500 rpm

Bow Thruster: 50-hp hydraulic

Stabilizers: Quantum Mod QC 1,800 two fins 3.5 sq. m. ea. “Zero Speed”

Fresh Water Capacity: Approx. 2,600 gallons (9,842.04L)

Fuel Capacity: Approx. 16,100 gallons (60,945L)

Sewage Tank Capacity: Approx. 300 gallons (1,136L)

Gray Water Tank: Approx. 300 gallons (1,136L)

Height (waterline to top of flying bridge mast): Approx. 50’ (15.24m)

Displacement: 284 long tons lightship

Cruising Range (with 10% fuel reserved): 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots


Owner’s Party ………………………………Twelve (12) in six (6) staterooms
Crew ………………………………………….Twelve (12) total in six (6) cabins.

Special Features

Full beam two-level master suite on main deck with forward panoramic viewing windows. Four (4) guest staterooms located below main deck. One (1) V.I.P. stateroom located on 01 deck. Panoramic Sky Lounge and Flybridge with Hot Tub. Large tender garage aft for storage of both tender and jet skis. Interior to be Anigre, mahogany and assorted burl combo. Interior Square Footage: 5,060.

ABOUT TRINITY YACHTS: Trinity Yachts, LLC, the world renowned builder of custom steel and aluminum superyachts up to 330’ (100m), was founded in 1988 with historical roots dating back to the famous WW II Higgins Shipyard. Featuring the flexibility of incorporating both client-generated and in-house naval architecture and design, Trinity’s exceptional team also includes naval architects, marine engineers, estimators, purchasers, production and program managers in two shipyards on 100 waterfront acres (40.5 hectares) with 20 acres (8 hectares) under cover for production, fabrication and outfitting. Fit and finish represent quality, integrity and diversity while Trinity is unrivalled in its technological dexterity, the result of continual innovation for offshore commercial and military contracts. For more information, visit

Trinity Yachts, LCC 13085 Seaway Road, Gulfport, Mississippi 39503


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Boat US Report

BoatuslogoOpen for Business: Cruising Guide Seeks
Superstorm Sandy Region Marina Updates

Waterway Guide, AMI, BoatUS Team Up to Offer Boaters the Latest Information on NJ, NY Waterways.

The damage to Trixie's is just one example of the devastating aftermath of Superstorm Sandy's effect on local marina businesses along the New Jersey shoreline. (Photo Courtesy of Chip.)

The damage to Trixie’s is just one example of the devastating aftermath of Superstorm Sandy’s effect on local marina businesses along the New Jersey shoreline. (Photo Courtesy of Chip.)

Superstorm Sandy dealt a devastating blow to marine facilities, navigation aids and channels along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. The storm also choked northern New Jersey’s Intracoastal Waterway and other channels with sunken boats, sand, silt and debris from buildings and piers. How will boaters know what services are available or where the navigational hazards exist?

Trixie's Berkeley Island Marine in Bayville, NJ, before the storm. Trixie's is once again fully open for business and ready for the summer btg season

Trixie’s Berkeley Island Marine in Bayville, NJ, before the storm. Trixie’s is once again fully open for business and ready for the 2013 summer season. (Photo Courtesy of Lindsey Sessions.)

Waterway Guide, the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) have teamed up to offer an easy, up-to-date, free online guide for boaters at But, marinas and other boating service providers need to share their operating information and update it throughout the season by sending an email to

“The good news is there has been a monumental rebuilding effort and the majority of marine facilities are either open or expect to reopen by the boating season,” said BoatUS Technical Director Beth Leonard, “In addition, the New Jersey ICW and nearly all channels are open to navigation, although many hazards still exist in shallower areas and will likely remain that way for the 2013 boating season, especially in the northern Barnegat Bay area. Boaters cruising the ICW or just headed out for a Saturday afternoon, however, will need to know where navigational hazards still exist and where they can find fuel, slips, pumpouts, and repair facilities. This online resource is available to any marina, yacht club or boat club in the most storm-damaged areas wishing to post their information. Individual boaters can also send an email to to provide updates on their marinas, boating facilities and any hazards in their local waters.”

The special Superstorm Sandy webpage covers all marinas on the New Jersey coast, New York City, Hudson Valley and Long Island’s South Shore. Marinas and other boating businesses do not need to be currently listed in Waterway Guide to participate. Updates can be sent at any time and will be posted promptly.

“This is a way for BoatUS, Waterway Guide and AMI to help the industry get back on its feet by generating business,” added Leonard.

About Waterway Guide: Waterway Guide is the time-tested, best known and most respected cruising resource available. For over 65 years, boaters have trusted Waterway Guide before making their cruising and buying decisions. Waterway Guide is the boater’s choice for verified and accurate information on thousands of marinas, businesses and attractions along the way. All six print editions (Bahamas, Southern, Atlantic ICW, Chesapeake Bay, Northern and Great Lakes) of Waterway Guide, totaling 3,000 pages, are updated annually by on-the-water cruising editors, each possessing an average of 35 years active boating experience and by our professional production staff in Deltaville, Virginia. adds all the latest cruising news, navigational updates, fuel reports and other resources.

About AMI: The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is a nonprofit membership organization that provides management training, education and information about research, legislation and environmental issues affecting the marina industry.

About BoatUS: Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its over half-million members with government representation, services such as 24-hour on-the-water boat towing as well as roadside assistance for boat trailers and tow vehicles, feature-rich boat insurance programs, money-saving benefits that include marina and West Marine shopping discounts, and vital information that improves the boating, fishing and sailing lifestyle. Its member-funded BoatUS Foundation is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating.


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Posted by on March 6, 2013 in BoatUS Report


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