OnBoard Magazine - Issue XI - Summer 2019

DISCERNING CUSTOMERS Superyacht owners have sought out Jupiters for use as tenders largely for their superior fit and finish and semi-custom prowess. Jupiter’s Palmetto facility is equipped with a climate-controlled spray booth and full- time paint team that can color match a Jupiter model to her mothership or apply striking metallic topcoats and custom boot stripes to any model. Bluewater sales professional Bob Hoste explains, “Jupiter was one of the first guys in the bigger center console business, and their ability to work with customers so closely compared to other production builders has really helped set them apart through the years.” Furthermore, owners of big sportfishing convertibles have been drawn to Jupiter’s larger models including the 41 Sport Bridge and 43 SF. These customers are seeking a smaller yet still very capable sportfisher that they can take out for a day of fishing or a run to the Bahamas in comfort. The 41 and 43 both offer yacht-grade interior appointments including different woods and soft goods to suit an owner’s tastes. A lesser-known option for Jupiter models includes their hard-core fishing package available on the 34 and 38. Jupiter’s hybrid forward seating (HFS) is removed from the bow and up to three livewells can be added to these models along with a tower and other fishing amenities for those looking to fish hard, on and off the tournament circuit. Jupiter’s staying power and growth in the market—even through the rough times—can be traced back to their humble beginnings with a group of offshore enthusiasts developing a radical new hull design. Their passion for boat building can be seen in their superior construction techniques and desire to work with every customer to deliver the perfect boat. The Bluewater family congratulates Jupiter on 30 amazing years of boat building and cheers to many more! THE ANATOMY OF A HULL To say a Jupiter hull is over-built may be an understatement. Jupiter adheres to all ISO standards and then triples that standard by laying up every hull to three times the required thickness. The transom and integrated engine bracket are made with a pourable ceramic compound that provides exceptional rigidity, stability and strength. This component is then married to the hull before vacuum resin infusion chemically bonds the two parts together to form one solid piece from pulpit to swim platform edge. At nearly 2 inches thick with multiple layers of glass mat and composite, a Jupiter hull is designed to never take a breach. All of this is done without using any type of balsa or other wood that could cause issues with rot in the future. Truly a hull for a lifetime.