From the Jeff Burton 46\’ Jarrett Bay Project presented by Marlin Magazine:
I finally got a bit of a break in the season and snuck away to visit my boat under way at Jarrett Bay. Everything seems to be progressing nicely, and the guys have done a lot of work on the interior. All the walls down below are in place, so it’s really starting to look like something.
I also met with the fellas at Bausch & IMS American while I was there to finalize my bridge and electronics details. I went with a resin-infused hard top half tower, with most everything recessed including these new LED low-voltage spreader lights that are brighter but more efficient and safer.
I decided to go with all Furuno gear for the navigation suite and flush-mounted everything here as well. I’m trying to keep everything simple and easy to use from both helm stations, but I still had to add a KVH high-def satellite dome, Fusion Stereo and a FLIR unit to check things while traveling at night. A guy likes his toys!
The engine room is all laid out, and the pod-drive system just gives you a ton of extra room up under the mezzanine — they really change the game with what you can put down below.
The only downside I can see is that you can’t put fish boxes under the cockpit deck. But since I’ve got a small fish box in the transom and a big space under the mezzanine, I can just rely on a nice bag if we really get into them. All in all, the boat looks really good. Jarrett Bay has masterfully combined that wonderful, traditional Carolina flare with more modern lines — just like they promised they would.