Beaufort, NC – Hull 67 is the third new custom Jarrett Bay delivered in a 12-month interval and is another one-of-a-kind yacht. From afar, Renegade looks like a 56-foot convertible sportfish with a traditional flybridge. But upon closer inspection, you’ll find an additional lower helm station and convertible bulkhead. Thanks to these features, she is a unique hybrid with the ability to transform into a “hardtop express” at times. This design allows the owners to choose their mode of operation based on conditions and activities. They may either enjoy the 360-degree view from the climate-controlled luxury of an enclosed helm station salon or open it up like an express for the ease of movement and proximity to fishing action in the cockpit.
Renegade‘s owners plan to fish throughout South Florida, spending summers in the Bahamas and winter and spring in Costa Rica. With such varied fishing planned for a relatively compact boat, it has been outfitted like a billfishing Swiss Army knife.
Lower Helm Station
Only a couple quick paces from the lower helm, the mezzanine seating hides a 35-gallon stainless steel bait freezer. A starboard tackle cabinet with a built-in Kenyon grill and hidden gaff and mop storage rests beside it. The centerpiece of the cockpit is a Release Marine fighting chair, which can be quickly interchanged with a Release Marine rocket launcher, specified by the owner to be dependent on the type of fishing they are engaged in. Hidden beneath teak hatches are dual 40-gallon stainless compartments—one refrigerated and one a freezer with bait trays. There is also a 50-gallon ice dump to starboard and a 120-gallon in-deck fish box with an automatic ice machine. The highlight of the transom is a glass-fronted 100-gallon baitwell joined by hidden tuna tubes beneath the covering boards.
The impressive lower helm station features a large peninsula console extending from the port side with three 22-inch Garmin displays and a full electronics package from Atlantic Marine Electronics (AME). Forward of the peninsula is a spacious dinette with integrated storage for rods up to 8 feet in length. The dinette boasts a hi-low pedestal from Marine Tables that converts it into a daybed or additional overnight sleeping accommodations.
To starboard, on the lower bridge level is a lounge seat with plenty of dry storage underneath and a wet bar with an under-counter Sub-Zero unit, built-in bottle storage and a hidden Samsung 50-inch Smart TV that electronically rises from the cabinet to face everything aft. Visibility from the lower helm is exceptional thanks to a one-piece glass windshield with full-length, seamless port and starboard windows. The lower bridge area is finished in Alexseal Cloud White, contrasted beautifully by the faux teak window trim accents and wet bar cabinet, along with the signature Jarrett Bay teak helm pod. The real teak decking carries from the cockpit and mezzanine through the lower bridge to accentuate the express boat experience.
A ladder adjacent to the mezzanine seating gives quick access to the command bridge above. Ascending to the flybridge evokes a sportfish convertible feel as you look upwards at the custom Palm Beach Towers 6-foot gap tuna tower and 44-foot Rupp outriggers. Keeping everything familiar for the captain, the flybridge features a peninsula console nearly identical to that on the lower bridge. Three 22-inch Garmin displays are joined by the signature teak helm pod and full AME electronics package, while the captain and mate sit comfortably in Release Marine helm chairs. Overhead, molded into the hardtop is a recessed electronics pod and hi-speed teaser reels.
The flybridge welcomes guests and crew to L-shaped seating forward of the peninsula console across from lounge seating to starboard. The generous dry storage space underneath is an added bonus. The deck is coated in a durable, low-maintenance custom marine decking that includes laser-engraved inlays and a faux teak look. Looking forward from the flybridge, you can spot the Alexseal Cloud White topsides, faux teak toe rail, flush mount bow hatch and built-in pulpit with polished stainless cap and windlass components.
Staterooms and Headrooms
The lower level has a two-stateroom, single-head layout wrapped in a high-gloss walnut finish with exotic Terra Wave accent pieces. Jarrett Bay’s handmade walnut and maple flooring extend throughout this space which includes a highly functional galley with a full-size Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, a Wolf induction cooktop, Bosch microwave and an abundance of storage. Accommodating a very tall owner, the headliner height is also raised to impart a spacious feel while the quartz countertops help keep the below deck area bright. Additional built-in rod storage and tackle center with ample storage are also located on the lower level.
Renegade‘s owner and crew are already enjoying the connected experience between the open salon and cockpit. Immediately after taking delivery in June, they landed their first blue marlin on Hull 67’s first-day fishing in the Bahamas. They are equally excited about the performance and stability of this 56-foot platform thanks to Jarrett Bay’s legendary ride being complemented by a pair of high-tech MTU 10V-2000 M96 engines rated at 1,600mhp each, and a larger Seakeeper 18 gyro stabilizer. These systems are joined by a Northern Lights 25kW generator, FCI watermaker with spot-free rinse and many other components arranged for easy maintenance in the spacious engine room.
Hull 67’s Convertibility
The breathtaking finishes and custom features of Jarrett Bay’s latest masterpiece are joined by a truly unique open convertible concept. The plan was designed in-house and brought to life by Jarrett Bay’s experienced craftsmen and shipwrights. Although it is exciting to see a multi-year custom sportfish build go from a jig on the shop floor to an eye-catching stunner at the dock, it is equally exciting to watch the owner and crew already showcasing Jarrett Bay’s “Born to Fish” motto in fine style as they make their way through the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific. You’ll want to keep an eye out for the Renegade!
Hull 67 Specs:
- Length: 55′ 6″
- Beam: 17′ 6″
- Draft: 4′ 6″
- Waterline: 49′ 4″
- Dry Weight: 61,000 lbs
- Loaded Weight: 75,000 lbs
- Fuel Capacity: 1,200 gal
- Water Capacity: 250 gal
- Engines: Twin MTU 10V-2000 M96
- Power: 1,600mhp ea.
- Output: ZF 2050A gears
- Genset: Northern Lights
- Output: 25kW
- Gyro Stabilizer: Seakeeper 18
- Cruise Speed: 34 knots
- WOT Speed: 40 knots
About Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay Boatworks, founded in 1986, has delivered more than 100 custom and semi-production sportfishing boats. Added to that are the more than one thousand boats it services per year through their 175-acre Jarrett Bay Marine Park in Beaufort, North Carolina at ICWMM 198. Recognized as an ABBRA Boatyard of the Year, named the 2015 NC Manufacturer of the Year and a two-time recipient of “Best Power Yacht 50 – 100 Feet” Refit Excellence Awards, Jarrett Bay has nearly 200 employees and 135,000 sq. ft. of building space—making it one the East Coast’s largest and most respected all-inclusive boating facilities.
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