COURTESY OF JARRETT BAY BOATWORKS
At the dock, the boat is a star in her own right. Everyone on the sportfishing
circuit has heard of her.
“You can’t keep enough Jaruco T-shirts on board,” Riggs says. “Everyone wants
to be a part of it.”
As for the owner and how he likes his boat, Riggs says his response to that first
trip was incredible. “He flipped out. It was overwhelming for him to be able to
achieve the speeds that we were able to get with the power that we were given.
He’s tickled to death with it. There’s nothing out there that’s been constructed like
“But you have to know him,” Riggs says. “He’s like, ‘This is awesome, the boat’s
running so great … Let’s see how much we can tweak it.’ It’s always, ‘more.’ ”
With more than 1,300 hours now logged on the engines and half a dozen tour-naments
under the belt, he’s still chasing new ways to make Jaruco even quicker
and more efficient to get out there in less time, to move to the next spot more
swiftly, and just to have the best, fastest fishing machine on the planet.
BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT
June 2019 marks the 46th annual Cape Fear Blue
Marlin Tournament, when dozens of sportfishing
boats will compete for prize money and bragging
rights in Southeastern North Carolina’s biggest
blue water tournament. The top prize in 2018 was
claimed by Sea Striker, a 61-foot Jarrett Bay, with
two blue marlin releases.