Jarrett Bay Builder’s Choice Electronics Suite

The new 64-footer from Jarrett Bay has a massive electronics network

September 16, 2016
Jarrett Bay Builder's Choice electronics dashboard
Builder’s Choice, the new 64-footer from Jarrett Bay, incorporates an advanced electronics suite with products from many of the top manufacturers. Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Scott Gordy works for Offshore Marine in North Carolina. The company is the primary electronics installer for many custom-boat brands, including Jarrett Bay. On the boat manufacturer’s new 64-foot Builder’s Choice, Gordy and his team installed a long list of electronics components for the boat’s custom suite.

“On sport-fishers like Jarrett Bay’s Builder’s Choice, we used Garmin GPSMap 8600 series glass helm displays, a GSD 26 chirp sounder and open array radar, and we networked Garmin’s Meteor 300 audio into that,” he said.

The boat’s captain wanted to keep a Northstar 952X chart plotter from his previous boat and install a Simrad AP28 autopilot he was intimately familiar with. Gordy also was tasked to bring high-definition TV, Blu-ray, shore-based Wi-Fi and satellite Wi-Fi access to the vessel. To do so, he added a Denon AVR-X4100W receiver, Apple TV and a Sony BDP-s1500 Blu-ray player. He also installed a Vizio smart TV and a Samsung 6350 48-inch TV for satellite and streaming TV.

Jarrett Bay Builder's Choice running on water
The electronics suite on Builder’s Choice includes 27 different products, from navigation to digital media components. Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Below is the full electronics component list installed on Builder’s Choice:

  • Navigation package
  • Garmin 8215 displays (2)
  • Garmin GMR 1226 radar
  • Garmin GSD 26 chirp sounder
  • Garmin 19X GPS antennas (2)
  • Garmin AIS 600
  • Garmin GXM 52 weather
  • Garmin Wi-Fi
  • Garmin Meteor 300 stereo with MS-NRX200i remote
  • JL Audio M400/4 amp
  • JL Audio 650 speakers (6)
  • FLIR M-Series camera
  • Simrad AP28 autopilot
  • Simrad Taiyo TD-L1550A direction finder
  • Northstar 952X
  • Icom M506 VHFs (2)
  • SiTex SST-110 sea water temp gauge
  • Salon
  • Denon AVR-X4100W receiver
  • Sony BDP-S1500 Blu-ray
  • Apple TV
  • Wave WiFi Rogue Wave Pro
  • Netgear router
  • Samsung 48″ 6350 TV
  • Motivated Designs TV lift
  • Vizio 28″ TV
  • Harmony Ultimate Home remote

To read more, see how the integration of digital media into boats’ electronics networks is becoming more common.


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