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.
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.
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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