June 17, 2014

New Launch: Jarrett Bay 43 Hardtop Express Hull #53

It's been a long construction journey for this Jarrett Bay 43 Hardtop Express which started its life back in 2009, only to be halted a year later due to the recession. Come time the 43 Hardtop Express finds a new owner who jumps into completing hull number 53, and with this come a change of plans and design, transforming itself from an Open, to a Hardtop Express, and modifying the hull to accommodate ZF Zeus pods. In many ways the 43 Hardtop Express is Jarrett Bay most innovative build to date. The Hardtop which occupies the super structure makes it also look different to the other Jarrett Bay fifty plus custom builds. Inside the layout also brings some innovation mostly thanks to the use of the ZF pod drives and the engines located further aft which allow the space for a second twin berth midships located cabin. Performance wise the Jarrett Bay 43 Hardtop Express has still some nice numbers on its side, although not high as the usual custom sportfish boat of forty knots plus. Still the 43 Hardtop Express offers interesting economic runs at a cruise of 31 knots with consumption numbers of 168 litres per hours. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.1 m (43ft)
Waterline Length - 11.8 m
Beam - 4.41 m
Draft - 1.06 m
Displacement - 18143 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 2082 l
Water Capacity - 189 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSC 600hp
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 31 knots cruise, 36 knots max
Construction - cold moulded epoxy with fiberglass, jig method

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