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Jarrett Bay Boatworks, a premier builder of custom sport fishing boats, began in 1986 when Randy Ramsey led the construction of a single 52-foot charter boat, the Sensation, in an old tin shed. Since those humble beginnings, Jarrett Bay has constructed & delivered over 90 sportfish boats and serviced tens of thousands of vessels. Our one-of-a-kind custom construction process allows us to finely balance our customers’ needs for fishing performance, fuel efficiency and luxury – all while never sacrificing the legendary Carolina ride. | Why Jarrett Bay »

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Recent News

Jarrett Bay Partnering with Boat Building Challenge

The North Carolina Boat Building Heritage Foundation Announces New Award Category for the 9th Annual AV Mill Outlet Beaufort National Boat Building Challenge May 7, 2016. Jarrett Bay Boatworks joins forces with the Atlantic Veneer Mill Outlet to emphasize the... read more

Fresh off the Boat: Jarrett Bay Apparel

From the April 2016 issue of Business North Carolina magazine: Boat owners pledge allegiance to their vessel by wearing clothing emblazoned with its maker’s name and logo, often turning to the Internet or local dealers to suit up. While Beaufort-based Jarrett... read more

On the Drawing Board: Jarrett Bay 90

From the March 2016 issue of Marlin magazine: To meet strict parameters, the build incorporates an atypical carbon-fiber stringer system that is stronger and lighter than conventional methods. Classic lines, traditional materials and tried-and-true construction... read more

Carolina on our Minds: Jarrett Bay 64

From the 2016 Palm Beach International Boat Show program: Jarrett Bay Boatworks was founded in 1986 when longtime offshore charter captain Randy Ramsey, working with legendary Carolina builder Omie Tillett and naval architect Glen Haught, set out to build his own... read more

Jarrett Bay & Affiliates Win 2016 Refit of the Year Award

54′ Sportfish Starflite  Recognized by Refit Show in Fort Lauderdale Custom sportfish builder and yacht service professionals Jarrett Bay Boatworks were recognized for their accomplishments through the first annual Refit Excellence Awards presented January 28,... read more