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First Look at Jarrett Bay 84

Reel Development is the second-largest to date for the popular North Carolina boatbuilder

September 25, 2020
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A large Jarrett Bay Boatworks sport fishing yacht on the water.
Reel Development is Hull No. 60 from Jarrett Bay Boatworks. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Jarrett Bay Boatworks has recently delivered the 84-foot open bridge convertible, Reel Development, which is their second-largest build to date. Hull No. 60 blends classic with high-tech, as her traditional cold-molded hull is paired with resin-infused composite deck components. The satin cherry finishes throughout the interior belies her ultimate role as a sport-fishing battlewagon, traveling to distant locales in search of a hot bite. Power is supplied by a pair of MTU 16V2000 M96L series engines, generating a total of 5,200 hp for a top speed of 40 knots and a cruise of 33.5 knots. Fuel capacity is 3,600 gallons, providing impressive range. Twin 38 kW Northern Lights generators provide ample power, while the twin Seakeeper SK16 gyrostabilizers ensure a comfortable ride. The engine room is yacht-grade finished, fully climate controlled, set up for ease of maintenance and easily accessed directly from either the mezzanine or crew’s quarters.

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The boat’s 21′8″ beam means a cockpit of 260 square-feet, with a 210-gallon transom fishbox/livewell as well as two giant in-deck fishboxes. The spacious air-conditioned mezzanine has concealed storage with ice dumps, freezer with bait trays, large drink box and hidden gaff storage. On the bridge, three helm chairs flank the center console layout, with seating and storage on either side. A freezer and large sun lounge are forward of the console. The entire space is air conditioned as well. Three 24-inch Garmin multi-function displays provide a variety of feeds, including from the Furuno omnidirectional sonar.

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Exterior cockpit and seating area of the Jarrett Bay Boatworks custom sport fishing yacht.
The teak-topped cockpit is 260 square feet, with massive in-deck fishboxes and a huge transom fishbox/livewell. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks

In the salon, the satin-finished cherry woodwork showcases the talent of Jarrett Bay’s craftsmen. Rod and tackle storage is located beneath the dinette and in the forward pantry area of the galley. Belowdecks are four staterooms, each with their own private head and enclosed shower; a fifth stateroom with head serves as dedicated crew quarters, with access to the engine room. Each stateroom is connected to a central audio-visual system with built-in flat-screen televisions and ample storage throughout, including full-sized cedar lined closets. The refinements continue with wainscoting throughout the boat’s lower level and walnut flooring with a cherry inlay in wet areas including the full laundry room.

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Exterior seating on the Jarrett Bay Boatworks sport fishing boat.
The air-conditioned mezzanine is a comfortable spot to watch the spread. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks
View of a custom sport fishing boat's center console layout showing seats, helm and sun lounge.
On the bridge, the center console layout has plenty of room for guests. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks
An open sun lounge on a Jarrett Bay Boatworks sport fishing boat.
The sun lounge with freezer storage beneath. Note the air-conditioning vents forward in the brow. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Three chairs at the helm of a Jarrett Bay Boatworks custom sport fishing yacht.
The boat’s three helm chairs offer additional comfortable seating. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Interior view of a Jarrett Bay Boatworks sport fishing boat showing an seating area, marble kitchen countertop and wooden stools, and a dining area.
The satin cherry-finished salon. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Interior seating in a dinette area of a Jarrett Bay Boatworks sport fishing boat.
The dinette is to starboard and is finished with the same custom granite countertops as the galley. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks
A pull-out draw in the interior lounge of a sport fishing boat that is filled with extra fishing rods and reels.
Pull-out rod storage beneath the dinette. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Wooden interior rod storage in a Jarrett Bay Boatworks sport fishing boat.
Additional rod storage in the forward pantry/tackle room. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Interior stateroom of the Jarrett Bay Boatworks sport fishing boat with woodwork.
Just one of the boat’s five beautifully finished staterooms, each with their own private head with enclosed shower. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks
The bright white, black, and chrome interior engine room of a Jarrett Bay Boatworks sport fishing boat.
The engine room is home to the MTU powerplant as well as the transducer tube for the Furuno omnidirectional sonar. Courtesy Luke Pearson/Jarrett Bay Boatworks











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