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Yacht Spotting & New Launches

Yacht Spotting & New Launches

Fourth Custom Jarrett Bay Sportfish Delivered to A Family of Anglers

64-foot Builder’s Choice is a powerful testament to fine Carolina boat building.

Builder's Choice shows off her beautiful profile and her proud Carolina flair.

Builder’s Choice shows off her beautiful profile and her proud Carolina flare.

As the company turns the corner on its 30th year of delivering 95+ builds, Jarrett Bay Boatworks announces the launch of their fourth custom sportfish for the Huddle family and their third generation of Builder’s Choice anglers. Jarrett Bay founder Randy Ramsey’s relationship with the Huddles dates back to 1989 when Jack Huddle first walked into the early company’s Williston, North Carolina boat shed and commissioned a 43’ flybridge with merely a handshake. As the Huddles began to outgrow their 43’, a 48’ express and subsequent 55’ convertible were commissioned – preparing them to once again best their last with the latest 64’.

This is an engine room that is as good as it gets.

This is an engine room that is as good as it gets.

From the beautifully contrasting toe rail to the custom Bausch American hardtop, the graceful design and precise execution make Builder’s Choice a quintessential example of Jarrett Bay’s impressive construction acumen and top quality vendor partnerships. Finished in a shimmering Atlantic Blue topcoat from Alexseal, this renowned “Carolina Flare” hull form pairs advancements such as prop tunnels and underwater exhaust with the dependability of conventional shaft propulsion. Massive Caterpillar C32s with ACERT technology propel her to a top speed of 43 knots and a cruising speed in the 34-37 knot range; ensuring she is as fast and capable as she is elegantly striking.

A look forward in the main salon reveals the fine woodwork and attention to detail Jarrett Bay Boatworks is noted for.

A look forward in the main salon reveals the fine woodwork and attention to detail Jarrett Bay Boatworks is noted for.

As the Huddle family’s boats have evolved to this latest pinnacle, so have their relationships with Jarrett Bay. Jack’s company, Trader Construction was instrumental in Jarrett Bay’s growth and real estate expansion to their 175-acre Marine Park, and he often considered Randy a brother to his sons Harris and Carl. Harris explains, “Our loyalty to Jarrett Bay started with Jack and Randy and now our family is keeping the tradition going. Randy helps us out and we help him out.” Ramsey adds, “When we say, ‘welcome to the Jarrett Bay family,’ it’s not just a figure of speech, we truly mean it. Especially after the sale, we aim to support our customers’ boating careers for life.”

The interior hallway is only a prelude to what awaits the boat's owners and guests.

The interior hallway is only a prelude to what awaits the boat’s owners and guests.

During the construction of the 64, one of the ways this close relationship was demonstrated were the multiple trips Harris made with the Jarrett Bay team to Atlantic Veneer’s mill to hand-pick the stunning black walnut accents for the interior woodwork. The entire Huddle family also helped with layout decisions and interior appointments such as the space maximizing Release Marine box table with pop-up leaves, custom walnut sunburst dinette with holly inlay, and the stalwart fighting and helm chairs. Family members also worked closely with the talented team at The Captain’s Shop on the custom bridge enclosure, as well as with the on-site team at Crystal Coast Interiors to make many of the comfortably refined interior design choices for the three stateroom, three head layout down below.

Comfort and luxurious surroundings are found in each and every stateroom.

Comfort and luxurious surroundings are found in each and every stateroom.

The yacht’s initial shakedown cruise will be an extended trip from North Carolina to south Florida for her debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on November 5-9, 2015. Huddle says, “After that, we’ll spend the winter based out of Palm Beach before venturing to Isla Mujeres Mexico for the early Winter/Spring sailfish bite, and then hopefully on to the Dominican Republic and eventually Bermuda. We also have visions of fishing the Pacific in the years to come.” An abundance of functional storage, redundant Cat generators and an auxiliary fuel tank are among the custom features that were built in from the start to help make these long range expeditions a reality for the Huddle family and their guests.

There's plenty of tackle storage aboard including this hallway closet.

There’s plenty of tackle storage aboard including this hallway closet.

Working with Jarrett Bay’s industry partners at Offshore Marine Electronics, Garmin, JL Audio, FLIR, Simrad, Northstar, Icom and SiTex, the Huddles assembled a navigation package designed to put them on the bite with laser-like precision, as well as enjoy modern entertainment and advanced monitoring amenities.

A bridge deck and helm truly worthy of an A-list tournament sportfishing yacht.

A bridge deck and helm truly worthy of an A-list tournament sportfishing yacht.

A thoughtfully planned systems and video monitor even affords guests relaxing in the climate-controlled salon a live view of the action from the bridge. For all the craftsmen at Jarrett Bay, the Builder’s Choice is a highly functioning piece of art to be supremely proud of, and even sentimental about, as she leaves the facility for the first time. Jarrett Bay new construction foreman Gary Davis jests, “Delivering a boat we’ve worked on day in and out for years is like walking your daughter down the aisle.” But as in all quality relationships, the Jarrett Bay team knows the bride will eventually return home – perhaps often – just as the Huddle family has proven to.

The business end of this Jarrett Bay 64 is bound to see lots of action.

The business end of this Jarrett Bay 64 is bound to see lots of action.

Builder’s Choice is among the first in a flurry of new construction activity contracted at Jarrett Bay during the economic recovery. Following soon after the Builder’s Choice debut in Fort Lauderdale will be a 46′ express splashing later this year, while an in-progress 84′ and 90′ convertible are each slated for completion in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

www.jarrettbay.com
http://www.jarrettbay.com
64’ Jarrett Bay Boatworks – Custom Hull 59 Specifications
drawings
Length Overall: 64’
Beam: 18’ 6”
Draft: 5’ 10”
Waterline: 58′
Cockpit: 140 sq. ft.
Mezzanine: 65 sq. ft.Freshwater Capacity: 275 gal.
Holding Tank Capacity: 125 gal.
Fuel Capacity: 1800 gal. plus 425 gal. auxiliary tank
Power: Twin Cat C32s @ 1925 hp each
Generators: Twin Cat 2.2t @ 29.5 kW each

About Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Jarrett Bay Boatworks, founded in 1986, has delivered more than 95 custom and semi-production sportfishing boats and services more than one thousand boats per year through their 175-acre Jarrett Bay Marine Park in Beaufort, North Carolina. Recognized as an ABBRA Boatyard of the Year and named the 2015 NC Manufacturer of the Year, Jarrett Bay has more than 175 employees and 135,000 sq. ft. of building space – making it one the East Coast’s largest and most respected all-inclusive boating facilities.

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Posted by on October 31, 2015 in Yacht Spotting And New Launches

 

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Photo Op

Photo Op

Boo! Snapped this one on a recent visit to the Rybovich yard in West Palm Beach, Florida. Saw these big yachts all tented up and it looked to me as if a couple of nautical ghosts had taken up residence along the way here. We are really enjoying your postings. Keep up the good work and hope to see you on the docks at the upcoming Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. –L. & B. Barnett, West Palm Beach, FL

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Posted by on October 30, 2015 in Photo Op

 

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Green Dock

Green Dock

SOLAR-ELECTRIC WORKBOAT COMPLETES HISTORIC CARGO RUN

For those of you who regularly check in with our GREEN DOCK postings–and I thank you for that–here’s one from trend-setting TORQEEDO, the same folks who have brought you their totally eco-friendly electric outboards. Sustainability and new energy sources are the future and for those of us who have already gotten aboard, there is plenty of room for more.

Thanks for caring. -Capt. Ken

Proving that solar propulsion is not only environmentally and budget-friendly, but feasible, a 39′ vessel, Solar Sal, recently completed the final leg of its maiden cargo run, carrying recycled cardboard along the Erie Canal without using a single drop of fossil fuel. Whether plug-in, hybrid or solar charged, more and more workboats are choosing Torqeedo electric propulsion due to its power, efficiency at moving heavy loads and cost savings.

Proving that solar propulsion is not only environmentally and budget-friendly, but feasible, a 39' vessel, Solar Sal, recently completed the final leg of its maiden cargo run, carrying recycled cardboard along the Erie Canal without using a single drop of fossil fuel. Whether plug-in, hybrid or solar charged, more and more workboats are choosing Torqeedo electric propulsion due to its power, efficiency at moving heavy loads and cost savings.

Proving that solar propulsion is not only environmentally and budget-friendly, but feasible, a 39′ vessel, Solar Sal, recently completed the final leg of its maiden cargo run, carrying recycled cardboard along the Erie Canal without using a single drop of fossil fuel. Whether plug-in, hybrid or solar charged, more and more workboats are choosing Torqeedo electric propulsion due to its power, efficiency at moving heavy loads and cost savings.

Solar Sal traversed 72 locks and traveled a total of 650 miles across the state of New York, delivering four tons of cargo from Lockport to a paper mill in Mechanicville on its history-making journey. The vessel runs 8.3 mph on twin Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 electric motors. Providing the equivalent thrust of two 9.9 horsepower combustion engines, these powerful, emission-free electric motors run on sunlight.

When Solar Sal’s builder, David Borton, decided to build a useful and practical solar electric boat, he relied on his background as an adjunct associate professor of mechanical engineering to design a 40′ wooden, strip-built hull with maximum surface area for solar collection. It can be fitted as a 12-ton cargo ship, dayliner tourist vessel or cabin cruiser, all using nothing but free, clean solar fuel.

“The best part of these motors is their efficiency. That includes the electronic control, good motor, planetary gear reduction and efficient, slow, large propeller,” said Borton.

Solar Sal can motor all day in daylight and up to 50 miles after sunset on stored battery power. It’s fitted with 5 kW of solar panels, serving two battery banks. One powers a bank of Torqeedo’s Power 26-104 lithium batteries, the other powers conventional lead-acid batteries. Borton hopes the side-by-side comparisons of the storage technologies will provide some interesting data in the future.

Christened Solar Sal, this craft is named for the famous song, Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal. The song memorializes Sal, one of the mules that towed the barges that brought economic prosperity to New York in the mid- to late-1800s.

The vessel will be visiting local festivals and alternative energy conferences all through the year. Borton also has a personal target of building 10 solar electric boats a year.

Contact Torqeedo Inc., 171 Erick Street Unit A-1, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. 815-444-8806; Fax: 815-444-8807. usa@torqeedo.com; www.torqeedo.com

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Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Green Dock

 

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