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Yacht Spotting & New Launches


21st Century technology and a bold vision results in a truly special yacht.

Arcadia 85S underway

The Arcadia 85S is designed to be a family yacht, which combines different exterior functions – actually over two decks, giving guests more opportunity to spend time together. The interiors profit by the advanced aesthetic sensation of “open space” and closer contact with nature thanks to the the full “floor-to-ceiling” windows.

The layout and the functional living concepts of Arcadia 85S are the result of a construction evolution: the linear design of the superstructure and the vertical line of the bow allow a better use of every single available internal/external space. Living capacity is wider than other yachts of the same size. The uniqueness of Arcadia’s project is finding in the design a solution to integrate solar panels into a yacht.

Arcadia 85S hull #1 has improved her soundproofing capacity index, replacing the PVC, for the fore part of the hull, with Balsa core sandwich structure. The advanced semi-planing hull which allows efficient performance together with the very light aluminum superstructure significantly reduces weight and fuel consumption and other related running costs of its low-power engines.

The 25.90 metre (84.95ft) Arcadia 85S has a full load displacement of 67 tons. She is powered by twin MAN diesels R6-730hp each (optional engines 2xMAN 1000hp), giving her a maximum speed of 18 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 16 knots as well as 12.0 knots. Her range is approximately 850NM @12.0 knots.


Arcadia 85S features on this “special edition” include a new sky-lounge concept, which can be converted into a sheltered third-deck, completely closed and protected by 360 degree openable windows that can be raised up to meet the hard-top.

Arcadia bridge

Therefore, the whole upper-deck area becomes much more flexible and usable with any weather condition, being air-conditioned in very hot climes or bad weather, or left open if needed as per any traditional sky-lounge. On the third deck is the wheelhouse, a lounge with sofas and coffee tables, wet-bar and, externally in the aft, a sun-deck.

Arcadia 85S has a semi-displacement NPL hull, named after the National Physical Laboratory of England where tests were conducted to determine its shape for the best ratio of length to beam in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency.

Arcadai 85S aft

Studies were implemented by Arcadia’s technical department prior to adopting the NPL as its hull. The result is excellent sea keeping qualities and noise reduction and exceptional comfort. This advanced hull, together with the light Arcadia superstructure, allows very satisfactory performance with low-power engines. It significantly reduces fuel consumption and related running costs compared to other yachts of similar dimensions.

The latest generation of solar cells are integrated between the external and internal surfaces of double-glazing panels fitted on top of the largest part of the superstructure. The 36ksqm of solar panels – each composed of hundreds of high performance solar cells – installed onboard the Arcadia 85S is an advanced and ecologically-friendly system supplying up to 3,5kw, enough to guarantee self-sufficient energy for equipment and electrical systems such as refrigerators, water circulation, toilets, lights, A/V, electronics, all while recharging the batteries.

Arcadia 85S overhead

This enables the power needed on board while at anchor, excluding the air conditioning system, to be supplied “free of charge” all day long by the solar panels system and convertor rather than the generators. This results in a significant saving of diesel oil, less pollution and more comfort on board thanks to the substantial reduction of noise, vibration, and no emissions while enjoying your time close to the swim platform. Each double-glazing panel contains special Krypton gas which guarantees a high thermo-isolating coefficient, up to 18° of thermal cooling between interior and exterior temperatures, which is the equivalent of a 20 cm brick wall.

The design is by Francesco Guida and his vision sees Arcadia 85S reflecting simple and understated styling with a harmonious blend between the indoor and outdoor areas. Her deckhouse has been made almost entirely out of double layered reflecting glass, giving the interior a bright and airy feel. The sliding overhead and lateral blinds can provide privacy and shade. The impressive aft-deck lounge (8,50mt in length) features a well protected cockpit, perfect for dining, as well as a large sunbathing area towards the stern of the yacht.


The Arcadia 85S hull#1 has four guest cabins at the lower deck, including the spectacular owner’s cabin amidship. The room is unusually large with a stunningly beautiful en suite head.

The large VIP cabin forward is fitted with a double bed and dressing area. And there are also two more twin cabins. The bow of the yacht offers space for a crew of 4.  The tender garage houses a 4 meter tender and 2 seater Jet Ski.

The Arcadia 85S main salon is more intimate and provides space for up to 8 guests. However, the aft deck, being well protected against the elements, gives the most opportunity for guests to spend time there. The interior of the yacht features modern furniture by well known best of “made in Italy” design brands, such as Poltrone Frau, Cassina and B&B. Almost all the interiors are composed of loose pieces of furniture, thus giving the option of modular layouts. In this version, Arcadia 85 has an open-spaced galley to the dining area.


ECOTHINK – A “green” approach reflects in everything we do, in our everyday life, at work and when making big decisions. This is a lifestyle that Arcadia Yachts has managed to bring into the nautical sector through an idea that has combined a functional design and “ethical sense”; an appreciation and respect for the environment. An “ecological idea” which translates into eco-friendly solutions that reduces consumption and environmental impact, allowing her owners and guests to enjoy the sea in a more free and responsible way. With this in mind, the future of yachting is a little greener every day.
 ECOTECH – The most advanced technological research and the best Italian creativity to generate innovative and efficient solutions which define a new “sustainable” frontier in yachting:
  • FUNCTIONAL DESIGN with a distinct personal touch, to better integrate shapes and components and reach the highest eco-friendly performance;
  • Double glazing PANELS integrated within the superstructure. This feature ensures maximum comfort whilst recharging the batteries and powering all utilities and services on-board. This is the only way to reduce the use of generators;
  • HYDRODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY of the semi-displacement hull which requires limited engine power, guaranteeing low consumption, emissions and maintenance costs;
  • SOPHISTICATED SYSTEMS which provide waste water treatment to avoid pollution;
  • Optional HYBRID PROPULSION to sail up to 8 knots with “zero emissions” in absolute silence;
  • ARCADIA ASSEMBLING SYSTEM which minimizes the waste materials during the building stage, the use of paints, and helps reduce construction times.
THE SHIPYARD – Shipyard is located in the heart of the Mediterranean: a 36.000m2 facility where craftsmanship, modern technologies, attention to detail and the surrounding environment are perfectly blended together.
THE FLEET – A series of fiberglass yachts ranging from 55 to 115 feet, with new plans to increase the size from 145 feet up to 180 in steel/aluminum.


Arcadia Yachts S.r.l. Legal Office and Headquarters
Via Terragneta, 90, 80058 Torre Annunziata, Napoli, Italy
Tel +39 081 8590701





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Posted by on August 21, 2016 in Yacht Spotting And New Launches



Dock News



Riding the wave of the popular center console design, Ocean Master muscles up a proven winner in its line up.

Ocean Master Marine is pleased to announce significant upgrades to its legendary 31′ center console sport fishing boat. Design changes to the running bottom result in noteworthy improvements in acceleration, top speed and fuel economy. Additionally, a flat deck becomes an option in the 2017 Tournament Model.

Two sets of lifting rails were added, a V pad with its own lifting rails and two inset lifting rails aft. These changes have improved the Ocean Master 31’s maneuverability, generated greater stability and enhanced performance.

“The 31 has always been exceptionally comfortable and stable,” said Mark Hauptner, Ocean Master Marine president and founder. “But the results we’ve achieved far exceed what we had hoped for.”


The 31 cruises at 34 mph and will plane with one of its twin Evinrude® E-TEC® G2™ 300 hp engines tilted out of the water. This is a tremendous safety feature.

Fuel economy of cruising at 30 mph has been recorded at 2.14 mpg, providing an astounding range of 600 miles. Its top speed is 53 mph.

The Ocean Master 31 has always enjoyed a reputation as a dedicated, no-nonsense fishing platform. Customers asked if was possible to remove the raised bow fishing platform to provide a full length, one-level deck. The company now offers this as an option. The result is an increase in unobstructed room, improving on its tournament-winning design.

Like all Ocean Master boats, the 31′ CC is overbuilt for real world conditions. Up to 20 layers of hand-laid fiberglass with vinylester resins combined with massive, full-height, all-fiberglass stringers and a permanently glassed-in inner liner, ensure a robust hull that will stand up to serious offshore conditions for generations.

In production since 1974, the 31’s current design is the result of four decades of continuous improvement based on real-world fishing in the most demanding conditions possible. The boat has proven itself with professional tournament anglers, military, law enforcement, and search-and-rescue agencies worldwide. It is safe to say the Ocean Master 31 has fished every major offshore venue on the globe, from the Florida Gulfstream to the remote island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, where she was in service with the US Navy.

Ocean Master doesn’t believe in gimmicky materials or untested construction methods. It designs and builds its boats with a very simple goal: to get customers to the fish and safely home in the worst conditions imaginable.

Contact Ocean Master, 8751 SW Old Kansas Ave, Stuart, FL 34997. 772-210-2554;;www.oceanmasterboats

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Posted by on August 12, 2016 in Dock News




A great company offers outstanding products to make your equipment work more safely and efficiently.

From exhausting the bilge to providing engines with maximum air flow, every well-engineered vessel incorporates a complete, considered ventilation plan using top-quality components. The leader in this field is Delta “T” Systems. It offers a full line of DC fans, blowers and controls for custom built, OEM and refit applications, and the engineering staff to design the perfect, vessel-specific system.

All Delta “T” fans and blowers are built specifically for a marine environment; they’re not adapted from another industry. With ignition-protected operation, they’re ideal for both diesel and gasoline powered vessels. Available in 12 and 24VDC, they feature continuous-duty ratings, enclosed double shielded ball bearing motors, stainless steel shafts with O-ring seals, dynamically balanced armatures, and quiet, vibration-free operation.


The company’s 9″ and 11″ Axial Fans have flow rates of 737 and 1,424 CFM, respectively. Built of glass-filled nylon, they’re nearly indestructible. They feature reversible hub/blade assemblies and motor polarity, so they can push or pull air as needed. They’re CE marked and conform to SAE J1171, ISO 8846 and ISO 9097.

The high-performance LIL’ Champ 4″ DC Blower from Delta “T” Systems has a free air flow rate of 350 CFM. Its performance bests all its competition by at least 100 CFM. A powder-coated universal bracket provides not only an extremely secure and robust attachment point, but delivers the versatility to be installed where it’s needed, in an almost limitless variety of configurations. It’s CE marked and conforms to SAE J1171, ISO 8846, ISO 9097, EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and IP 68.

Delta “T” Systems’ 3″ DC Blower is ideal for OEM and refit applications. The flange mount frame makes for easy replacement of existing blowers. The sealed unit has a flow rate of 125 CFM at 0 inches of static at 12V, with a mere 8.2A draw.

The company’s next-generation DCT2 12/24 DC Fan Control System is capable of running four fans or blowers in two speeds, in either fully automatic or manual modes. It’s available in both 12 and 24 VDC with reduced noise and current draw, simple installation and maintenance, and fire shutdown capabilities.

Contact Delta “T” Systems, 858 W 13th Ct., Riviera Beach, FL 33404. 561-204-1500; Fax:;

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Posted by on August 12, 2016 in Uncategorized


BoatUS Report

BoatUS By The Numbers 2016

BoatuslogoHere’s what the dedicated folks at BoatUS have been up to.

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest advocacy, services, and safety organization, taking care of America’s recreational boaters for over 50 years. A new look at a few numbers behind the more than half-a-million-member association may surprise or even astonish:


Why are all these people smiling? Visit and find out for yourself.


532,848: Total number of BoatUS members nationwide (annual dues: $24) (

27: Average number of years of boating experience for a BoatUS member (

28.4 feet: Average length of a BoatUS member’s primary boat (BoatUS members own two boats on average) (

1,060,397: Total number of boats owned by BoatUS members (

76%: The percentage of BoatUS members who “day cruise,” the #1 boating activity, followed by #2 “fishing” (59%), #3 “overnight cruising” (44%), and #4, “watersports” (26%) (

522,094: Circulation of BoatUS Magazine, the nation’s largest recreational boating publication (

1,115: The total number of boating and fishing businesses offering discounts to BoatUS members (

364: The number of BoatUS Partner Network Marinas across the United States that offer BoatUS members up to 10 cents off per gallon of fuel (

On-Water Towing and On-Road Towing Assistance

601: The number of towboats in the TowBoatUS towing fleet, the nation’s largest (

70,527: Total number of annual requests to TowBoatUS 24-hour dispatch centers for on-water assistance, including towing, battery jumps, fuel drop-offs, tows home, and soft ungrounding services (

259,032: Number of downloads of the BoatUS Towing App, which makes it easy to summon on-water and on-road assistance 24/7, and can speed response times (

100: The number of miles that BoatUS Unlimited Trailer Assist will haul a boat trailer and its tow vehicle to the nearest repair shop or safe area with no out-of-pocket expense to the member (annual fee $14) (

$748: The nationwide average cost of towing and soft ungrounding service.
$0: Amount paid by BoatUS members for covered services of Unlimited Towing (

26–53 feet: The length of the flatbed tow trucks and “Landoll” trailers used by BoatUS Trailer Assist roadside service providers offering assistance to BoatUS members to haul both a disabled boat trailer and tow vehicle (

13,283: The total number of roadside assistance companies across the United States and Canada offering BoatUS Unlimited Trailer Assist service dispatched 24/7 (

43%: Percentage of requests for roadside Trailer Assist service to the BoatUS 24-hour Dispatch Centers attributed to flat tires, the #1 request. #2 wheel bearings, 24%; #3 trailer axle, 10%; #4 tow vehicle, 5% (

Boating Safety and Clean Water

1,126,003: The number of students who have taken the BoatUS Foundation’s free Online Boating Safety Course to date (

297: Number of marina staff trained through our Free Spill Prevention Training for Marinas (

575: Locations across the United States where you can borrow a child’s life jacket for free from the BoatUS Foundation’s Kids Life Jacket Loaner Program (

$1.3 million: Funding over the past 26 years provided to local community groups by the BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant Program, which promotes safe and clean boating education (

101: The number of Emergency Position-Indicating Rescue Beacons (EPIRBs) and Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) available for rent from the BoatUS Foundation (

Boat Insurance

$8 Billion: The total hull value of all boats insured with BoatUS Marine Insurance (

50%: The percentage of a marina’s haul-out bill that BoatUS Marine Insurance will pay to help avoid damage from an approaching hurricane (up to $1,000 total) (

1983: The year the first BoatUS Marine Insurance Catastrophe Team is established to assist Houston Yacht Club following the disastrous landfall of Hurricane Alicia. This set the course to become the nation’s expert in hurricane damage avoidance (

Up to $500: The amount the BoatUS Angler’s Best insurance policy will reimburse a member should an insurance claim cause them to miss or withdraw from a competition (

$939,800: The maximum amount you can be held liable for under federal law for fuel-spill damage to the environment and the amount of the coverage that a BoatUS Marine Insurance program policy provides (

Government Affairs

1: The number of national boat-owner organizations with a full-time government affairs staff (

12: The number of individual legislative and boating community issues, from Florida Anchoring and Ethanol, to Aids to Navigation and boating access, that BoatUS Government Affairs works on in an average month (

239: The number of groups, organizations, government agencies, and legislative leaders BoatUS works with in an average year to support boaters’ interests (

Consumer Affairs

11,216: The total number of complaints filed and searchable in the BoatUS Consumer Complaint database since 1992 (

257: The number of consumer issues, such as warranty disputes and contract disagreements, that the BoatUS Consumer Affairs division resolved for members last year (

136: The number of issues of Seaworthy, a boat damage avoidance and boating safety publication created by the BoatUS Marine Insurance Program, that have helped BoatUS members avoid boating mistakes for 34 years (


592: Total number of employees at BoatUS National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA, and 24-hour nationwide Dispatch Centers and insurance sales/claims offices in Costa Mesa, CA, and Jacksonville, FL.

24: The number of volunteer (unpaid) positions BoatUS management holds in an average year on outside boating-related advisory boards, professional associations, and philanthropic organizations.


Suggested Tweet: BoatUS celebrates 50 years in 2016, and the numbers have a story to tell #BoatUS

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About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS): Celebrating 50 years in 2016, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, we bring boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, day or night. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need, and we help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit


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Posted by on August 9, 2016 in Uncategorized


Yacht Spotting & New Launches


If you haven’t caught sight of one of the latest offerings from Jarrett Bay Boatworks, keep looking. You’ll know it when you see it. Guaranteed.

Time and time again, Jarrett Bay has shown it has the depth, vision, and ability to create works of design and engineering art when it comes to its custom builds. One look at its extensive portfolio of truly beautiful boats is testament enough to solidify Randy Ramsey and his crew as occupying a very special place in this sector.

Demonstrating yet again what “truly custom” boat building is all about, custom hull #61 and now known as GRANDER, features some outright bold design choices, including the dark paint and black tower hardware. The result is an aggressively beautiful tactical vehicle that attacks offshore fishing’s status quo.

JB Grander

GRANDER is an exceptional, truly one-of-a-kind, custom build.

Jarrett Bay 46
The cockpit is arranged with a central mezzanine seat that doubles as a large ice maker and cooler, with two freezers accessible in the steps below. Two huge in-deck fish boxes straddle the Release fighting chair and transom livewell with tuna tubes. No space is wasted throughout, with the mezzanine steps and seating hosting multiple flush-face tackle drawers and dry storage.

Jarrett Bay 46
The clean and modern design flows below as the sliding companionway door reveals another striking mix of metallic and wood veneered surfaces. A compact, but capable galley occupies the starboard side which includes a wash basin, microwave convection oven, over/under refrigerator/freezer and recessed storage. A two person v-berth wraps around the forward cabin underneath a central overhead hatch. To port is an extensive tackle storage station, a combination rod and wet hanging locker, and a well-appointed head finished in Stardust Silver throughout.

Jarrett Bay 46
The primary helm features pilot and co-pilot chairs with an artfully designed electronics suite with the latest from Cat, Garmin, FLIR, iCom and Fusion. To starboard is convertible bench seating concealing rod storage, while additional seating, dry storage and an in-deck engine room hatch occupy the space to port forward of the helm.

Jarrett Bay 46
Accessed by teak-covered steps on both sides of the tower, the upper helm area is defined by another teak sole contrasting the dark metallic painted surfaces. Featuring a single pilot chair behind a full pop-up electronics display, the bridge boasts an aft-facing seat as well as larger bench seating and storage forward of the helm.

Jarrett Bay 46
Powered by twin Caterpillar C18 engines with ACERT technology, the boat is every bit as fast as she looks, and economic to boot. Booking along at 40 knots while using around 47 gph, the Grander tops out at 45 knots with a fuel burn of just 59 gph. The boat’s mechanical systems also include a 21.5 kW Cat generator, a generous water maker capacity and a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer.

Jarrett Bay 46
Topped off with a custom satellite and radar dome and her all-black fittings and rigging, GRANDER’s dark demeanor is lit in an impressive spectrum of color at night thanks to an extensive Lumishore LED lighting installation throughout the hardtop, gunwales and transom. Another innovative Jarrett Bay calling card from her larger sisterships made its way onto the 46′ – the Jarrett Bay signature bucket chairs integrated into the forward cabin house.


Length 46′; Beam 15′ 4″; Draft 4′ 6″; Water Line 41′ 5″; Cockpit Area (sq. ft.) 122′
Dry Weight (lbs.) 36,500; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 800g;  Water Capacity (gal.) 100g
Holding Tanks (gal.) 30g; 


Engine(s): Twin Cat Model C-18 Horsepower 1,136 x2
Propulsion: Conventional
Genset: Cat Model C2.2 Kilowatts: 21.5 kw


Cruise Speed (kts.) 39kt; Cruise RPM: 2000; Cruise Fuel Burn 90gph
WOT Speed (kts.): 45 kt; WOT RPM 2350; WOT Fuel Burn 118gph

_JB Grander bow on

For more information on GRANDER, or any of the other fine boats built by Jarrett Bay, visit the company Website at


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