Visions of fishing tournaments and long-range adventures are dancing in the heads of the owner and crew of Reel Development. Jarrett Bay Boatworks recently delivered the 84-foot (25.6-meter) yacht, its second-largest project to date.
With a reported wide-open-throttle speed of 40 knots, Reel Development can cover some serious territory quickly. Initially commissioned by a family focused on billfishing worldwide, the project changed hands when two-thirds finished. Even with staterooms, engines, and many other systems already in place, the configuration suited the new owner.
One of the main attractions was certainly the angling-oriented cockpit. Encompassing 260 square feet (24 square meters), it boasts must-have fish-fighting and fish-landing amenities. For instance, the mezzanine level has concealed stowage for gaffs and a freezer with bait trays. Along the transom, meanwhile, Reel Development shows off a glass-fronted, 210-gallon (795-liter) livewell. Underfoot, you’ll find two additional 120-gallon (454-liter) fishboxes.
When the fishing is done, or the guests just want to cruise, Reel Development delivers in several ways. For instance, the mezzanine is still a great spot to enjoy the yacht’s 33½-knot cruising speed (thanks to 2,600-hp MTUs). Air-conditioned, it contains a drinkbox, too. With a 21’8” (6.6-meter) beam, the yacht shows off a satin-finished cherry interior, with wainscoting in hallways and walnut soles in some areas, too. In traditional Jarrett Bay fashion, though, the helm is teak. Talk of the one that didn’t get away can occur in the wheelhouse, where an observation settee sits, or in the saloon/dining area. Dreams of the next day’s escapades, meanwhile, wait for everyone below decks. Four staterooms there, one with a Pullman berth, take care of the owner and guests. A fifth cabin aft of the engine room serves crew.
Just like other builds, including the largest-ever Jarrett Bay, Jaruco, Reel Development bears cold-molded construction.
The yacht is currently plying the waters along the Mid-Atlantic, close to her home. Jarrett Bay plans to release more photos and information in a few weeks’ time.
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