Jarrett Bay’s Reputation for Excellence Benefits Customers of All Kinds
Meanwhile, the design and engineering teams are conceptualizing their next resin-infused breakthrough. These ever-lasting creations—secret lay-ups of components that may include carbon fiber, foam, marine lumber, fiberglass or even Kevlar—bring advanced performance improvements to new construction and refit projects alike.
Long known throughout the world as a premiere custom Carolina sportfish brand, Jarrett Bay has done some serious growing up over the years. Founded in 1986 to build a relatively modest 52-foot single-screw charter fishing boat, Jarrett Bay now encompasses a sprawling 175-acre campus accommodating every major marine service category.
No Project Too Big
On any given day, you can see some very big boats being serviced at Jarrett Bay. Not only are they equipped to handcraft their own sportfish upwards of 84- and 90-feet, but the service yard often accommodates superyachts seeking either routine maintenance or more complex refits and repowers. One of the primary tools that recently upgraded Jarrett Bay’s capabilities to serve these large vessels was the addition of a 300-ton Marine Travelift. Initially arriving as a convoy of giant steel parts, this big blue behemoth was assembled on-site in the span of a couple weeks and was online and operating by early Spring 2019.
This was a serious upgrade over the company’s 220-ton lift and was instantly responsible for luring a new stream of larger service projects to Beaufort. Among the first haulouts were new luxury yacht customers and a series of large commercial fishing vessels—all who were now able to avoid longer trips to competing shipyards. Two Westport 130s, Beach Girl and Endless Summer both made quick use of the convenient Crystal Coast service stop-over on their way to their summer destinations. Project Manager Donnie Lee explains that Jarrett Bay’s previous 220-ton lift could have handled the weight of these sleekly designed luxury yachts, but not the length and upper deck appendages. Besides having a longer frame to distribute the load, the new 300-ton lift is fashioned with a bolting flange that allows for easy changes to the hoisting configuration in order to meet a greater variety of hull and superstructure dimensions.
Shorter, tank-like steel commercial boats are like lead weights compared to the Westports’ feathery fiberglass construction. The team at Jarrett Bay is skilled enough to accommodate either type of customer.
“I own eleven commercial fishing trawlers. The addition of the new 300-ton lift will enable me to use Jarrett Bay for my entire fleet,”