The Jarrett Bay 90 (27m) is one of the most thoroughly researched and highly vetted construction processes ever attempted by a sportfish yacht producer. The size and scope of equipment puts the Jaruco, (a.k.a. Project Ireland) in the conversation with some of the world’s finest superyachts.
From the ultra-light fairing compound to the final lustrous topcoat, this precisely engineered custom fishing yacht features the full ALEXSEAL® Yacht Coatings system throughout its proprietary material structures and parts.
Cold-molded with traditional “Carolina” styling for taming fierce offshore conditions, Jarrett Bay’s hulls are typically built up-side down with wooden jigs, stringers and planking. The Jaruco took this process to the next level by thoroughly utilizing carbon fiber and other cutting-edge composites on as many parts as possible.
The result was an overall weight savings of approximately 40,000 lbs (18 tonnes) from a conventional wood, fiberglass and epoxy build. As Construction Superintendent Gary Davis explains, “every ounce mattered” to Jaruco’s owner, who was looking for the fastest, best performing, safest vessel he could possibly receive.
The use of ALEXSEAL compounds, primer and paint starts early in the cold-molding process, just before the hull is first flipped off the jig and strongback. Not only do crews quickly set out to begin fairing and priming the hull exterior, but also prepping the interior bilge areas and engine room. Finishing out these compartments with ALEXSEAL’s durable and stain resistant 501 topcoat is an early priority before other construction and equipment outfitting can progress throughout the vessel’s interior.
Ultimately, the Jarrett Bay 90 has achieved a level of performance, safety and luxury rarely witnessed. ALEXSEAL and Jarrett Bay have a long and proud history of collaborating on noteworthy custom projects, and we are grateful to have lent a hand in their latest, and most ambitious, work of art.