Jarrett Bay 64-foot Contango Boat Build

Work began on the newest 64-footer in March 2017

Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
The 64′ ContangoCourtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks

The 64′ Contango will feature a full tower and many mechanical and electrical innovations, including efforts to reduce salt water coolant circulation throughout the boat’s systems. This will be the fourth custom hull built for boat owner Walt Kuhn and hull no. 65 for Jarrett Bay.

Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Jig stations are prepared.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Strongback is assembled.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
The 2 main bulkhead blanks are made and glassed on both sides.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Stringer lumber is pre-scarfed and sanded for lamination.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Stations are set along with main bulkheads.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Main bulkhead is prepared for trimming and installation.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Stations are set up and secured along the strongback.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
The keel and stem are complete and the stringers are being shaped.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Initial shaping of the stringers is performed with a chainsaw before more detailed finishing occurs.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Stringers are glued and laminated.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
The transom is planked.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Framing is complete and ready for the first layer of planking.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Second layer of side planking is 70% complete.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Planking is complete and ready for sanding and glass work.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Tunnel molds in and planking complete.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Hull sides and bottom are glassed.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Hull sides and bottom are glassed.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Glass work is underway for chine spray rails.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
The hull is fully glassed.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Hull 65 sees daylight for the first time in preparation for the flip.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Hull 65 is flipped over the travel basin.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Hull 65 touches water for the first time.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay 64 foot Contango boat build progress
Hull 65 is flipped right side up and loaded on a trailer to return to her construction building.Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks