Jarrett Bay recently contracted the custom construction of Hull #65, a 64′ custom sportfish. Hull 65’s soon-to-be four-time Jarrett Bay boat owner, Walt Kuhn, is excited to share the details of his next hard-charging Contango.
Kuhn stepped into the custom construction waters with his first Jarrett Bay, Hull 34 – a nimble 27’ center console named High Tension. Four years later, he upped his offshore ante with Kirsten, the 41’ express Hull 44. And in 2008, Contango Hull 52 was delivered as Kuhn’s latest interpretation of the perfect 53’ sportfish platform.
“I obviously enjoy the custom construction process as I am back at it for a 4th run. I love being able to fish the way I want to fish, and with timeless style,” Kuhn commented. “But what I really enjoy are the friendships that have evolved by working as closely as Jarrett Bay owners are afforded in seeing our vision through with their new construction team. Especially as the materials & components advance at a lightning fast pace, it’s really exciting to map out & then fish my heart out on the next best Jarrett Bay.”
With design & propulsion details finalized between Kuhn and Jarrett Bay’s engineers & construction foremen, construction has begun on custom Hull 65. Expected to deliver in time to debut at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the next Contango will surely be the talk of C-Dock with her full Palm Beach Tower and stunning Alexseal Yacht Coatings topsides. In addition to the continual evolution in materials & structural improvements each Jarrett Bay build marks, one of hull 65’s most notable advancements will be a focus on advancing mechanical & electrical systems innovations to reduce salt water coolant circulation. By minimizing raw water cooling requirements, the design seeks to greatly increase the longevity and efficiency of major equipment, while also reducing maintenance.
While waiting for Hull 65 to evolve, Kuhn’s 53’ Contango will join fellow 4-time Jarrett Bay owners, the Huddles, and their recently delivered 64’ Builder’s Choice at Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic for the 2017/2018 blue marlin season. No doubt, Kuhn’s glimpses of the spacious 140 sq. ft. cockpit of the Builder’s Choice fishing the Dominican’s FADS will keep him & his crew pumped for their new Contango to join the elite fleet of Jarrett Bay 64 footers.