Building the world’s most technologically advanced BY JULES NORWOODchasing
With the bow pointed into open water,
the engines begin spooling up and the
boat surges toward the horizon for the
first time. Those fortunate enough to
be aboard glance at one another with
excitement as she quickly passes 25,
then 30 knots.
Looking down from the flybridge,
they watch the spray from her
distinctive Carolina flared bow,
the wide V of her wake reaching
back toward Beaufort Inlet.
At about 37 knots she powers
along at an easy cruise, taking
the ocean swells in stride.
Wide open, with 5,200 horse-power
churning below decks
in the spotless, meticulously
organized engine room,
she runs well past 40.
All 90 feet of her.
It’s November 2017,
and this is Jaruco (pro-nounced
and built to be the
jewel of the world’s
In the year and
a half since
Rica, Cuba and
the Baja Peninsula. She might
turn up in the Mediterranean or off the
coast of Africa. But she was built here in North
Carolina, at Jarrett Bay Boatworks in Beaufort.
North Carolina build and design, the Jaruco was
launched in November 2017. Owner’s agent/project
manager John Riggs on the job 2017.
WBM june 2019