Watch live video feed: Jarrett Bay 90 sportfish yacht's hull is flipped
by Risa Merl
The yard will be offering commentary and answering questions as viewers tune in today, June 25, at 9am EST, to the webcam view of the Jarrett Bay boatyard.
The new Jarrett Bay hull No 62, known as Project Ireland, will span 27.4 metres LOA. She is being built for an experienced owner who has had a variety of boats prior to this build. The straightforward owner's brief for the Jarrett Bay 90 was: to use state-of-the-art materials, design and electronics to create the ultimate sportfish boat.
The Jarrett Bay 90 sportfish yacht will feature advanced build techniques, utilising titanium and carbon fibre composites, such as in the carbon fibre bridge, cabin, decks and stringer system. Substantial weight has been saved, which will lead to easier handling, fuel efficiency and increased range. Extensive virtual tank testing, actual in-water tank testing and a detailed weight study have been completed to optimise performance.
Jarrett Bay has shared its new flagship yacht will offer comfortable accommodations in six staterooms and five bathrooms, and the master suite, which stretches the nearly seven-metre full beam, boasts an office, which is a rarity on any sportfish yacht.
The Jarrett Bay 90 will carry 4,500 gallons of fuel and is powered by 2,600hp MTU M94s, and she will have an ample range and speed to quickly reach the farthest fishing grounds.
Ordered in October 2014, this was another big project for the North Carolina-based builder, following the announcement that Jarrett Bay plans to launch new 25 metre sportfish motor yacht in 2016. Both orders solidifies the recent trend that sees sportfish superyachts scaling ever up in size.