Jarrett Bay’s Spectrum of Construction and Service Projects Favor Alexseal
Jarrett Bay Boatworks has long been one of North Carolina’s premier custom sportfish builders, and over the years has also grown exponentially into one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest yacht service & repair hubs. Jarrett Bay boasts the ability to accommodate projects of almost any size. As founder Randy Ramsey explains, “No project is too big or too small for our team.” This is evident not only in the variety of luxury sportfishing boats they build, but also in the range of vessels they refit and paint each season. From small center consoles to large motoryachts from brands such as Nordhavn, Hatteras, Lazzara and Grand Banks, Jarrett Bay has become a world-class service destination that chooses the region’s preferred coatings system, Alexseal.
Jarrett Bay’s indoor repair facilities and paint booths are at the heart of a bustling 175 acre marine park. Vice President Tate Lawrence estimates that over 200 above-waterline coatings projects take place at the facility each year, including new construction, total repaints and repair projects. In their new construction operations, Jarrett Bay’s custom “cold-molding” process relies heavily on Alexseal’s fairing and priming products to build up the surfaces of their hand-built okume wood and epoxy substrates. After fairing and priming, Alexseal topcoat is used to protect and beautify the outer shell of their legendary wave-slicing Carolina hulls. In all parts of the world, the art of boat building is an evolving art form and as Alexseal’s Tripp Nelson explains, “In many cases, Alexseal’s product innovations such as our High Build surfacing products and Fast Spot Primer have improved and simplified the cold molding process that Jarrett Bay and other builders use.” Many of the company’s more recent custom launches used the entire Alexseal system, including the 32’ Miss Sarah all the way up to their largest completed hull to date, the 77’ Blank Check. After launching their most recent build, the 43’ Gregarious (featuring Alexseal Kingston Gray), their new construction teams now have four boats under development – from 46’ to 90’ – all of which will utilize the complete Alexseal system.
Jarrett Bay’s preference for Alexseal extends from their construction facility across their service yard as they perform repairs, refits and repaint projects for a large variety of vessels. These clients come from different backgrounds, regions and boating purposes; however they all share a common goal when they bring their vessels to Jarrett Bay for Alexseal paint work – a professional, durable and beautiful finish.