Sport Fishing Magazine:Jupiter Marine 25 Bay on the 2017 Boat Buyers Guide

25 Bay has high gunwales, flush decks, massive tournament-style livewells, and plenty of storage.

Jupiter Marine 25 Bay

Courtesy of Jupiter Marine

LOA: 26′ 1″ | Beam: 8’6″ | Fuel Capacity: 91 gal. | Dry Weight: 3,700 lb. plus power | Max HP: 300 | Certifications: NMMA

Cruising at high speeds in big seas, passengers comfortable and dry all the while: That’s what Jupiter Marine expects of its boats.

Those who own or have ­experience with Jupiter fishing boats say they hit the mark — and how! They’re within a dock-line toss of the top rankings among ­oft-reviewed boats in our survey.

Those who know the boats love nearly everything about them, but their highest accolades went for the way they’re built and perform, and the prestige of the brand. (Everything is relative too: Jupiter’s lowest scores matched the highest of some other brands.)

Carl Herndon — former founder/CEO of Blackfin Yacht Corporation — gathered a likewise-seasoned team of skilled craftsmen to launch Jupiter Marine in 1998 and has since expanded its product line.

In the quarter-century since, the brand’s fan club has grown as the company deftly blended new technology with the uncompromising quality on which it has always insisted.

It’s a specialist in outboard-powered offshore sport-fishing boats acclaimed for great looks, seaworthiness, speed, quality and features, and all built on a solid, nearly indestructible hull. Boats are built to your specifications, but all those traits, the company says proudly, are “standard equipment” on every Jupiter.

Jupiter 25 BAY

Newest, smallest and likely nimblest in a line that goes to 41 feet, Jupiter’s new 25 Bay concedes nothing to its big siblings. It embraces all their offshore strengths while ­boasting its own brand of shallow-water potential.

Like the offshore specialists, the 25 Bay has high gunwales, flush decks, massive tournament-style livewells, and plenty of storage. But it’s a bay boat at heart, with a draft of just ­14 inches, sandbar-friendly.

Going far? The 91-gallon fuel capacity will get you there and back. Traveling first on land? This boat rides its trailer well too, with a beam of 8 feet 6 inches.

Jupiter Marine 25 Bay

Courtesy of Jupiter Marine

Add a teak sole if you wish. A trademark of Jupiter is easy access to maintenance areas.

You can match the helm to your fishing style; the center console welcomes dual navigation displays. Ready to go with standard features, options include seat, upholstery and fabric upgrades; custom ­hardtop or tower with second ­station; outriggers; kingfish-style rod ­holders; Power Pole shallow-water anchor system; trolling motor; and more.

How does it run? Ahead of an optional Yamaha F300, it cruises nicely at 30 to 40 mph and can hit 50+ mph at wide-open throttle.

Says Jupiter president Carl Herndon, proudly: “Run shallow, go offshore, stay late at the sandbar, dress up for cocktails …. This boat can do it all.”

Courtesy of Sport Fishing Magazine: 2017 Jupiter 25

Contact Hank Sibley at (804) 337-1945 or for more information on The Jupiter 25 Bay

Rockfish Special: 2008 Grady-White 282 Express $86,500.00

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Contact Hank Sibley at (804) 337-1945 or for more information on this Grady-White Express. 


Rockfish Special: 2008 Grady-White 282 Express $86,500.00

Viking 48 Convertible from Power and Motoryacht 


Viking 48 Convertible

HOT TAKE: The first Viking 48 Convertible hit the high seas more than 30 years ago, and immediately became the leader of the pack. Thanks to an ongoing evolution of design at Viking, this new version adds cruise-worthiness to the fishbox.

Walk down any fishy, fishy, fishy dock in the land and you’ll agree. Even from far off, the new 48 Convertible virtually exudes the iron-fisted elegance that puts Viking Yachts at the very top of the sportfishing food chain today. The style lines are soft, simple, but wholly resolute. Her stem is dramatically, saltily raked. The foredeck is wide and chastely unencumbered, carrying its sea-stomping beaminess well aft, thereby noticeably broadening the cockpit as well as the interior layout. And how about that black-metallic windshield mask? The darn thing blends so precisely with the side windows that a veritable slew of exterior details gets seamlessly transformed into one, single, perfect wraparound feature. Beautiful? Yup, and also just a little bit fierce.

Then there’s the comfort factor. The saloon, accessed from the cockpit through a sliding fiberglass door, features cabinet-grade joinery of teak or walnut, with either a satin or high-gloss finish. There’s an expansive, L-shaped lounge to starboard with hi-lo cocktail table, a sinuous credenza opposite to port, and, to relax after a full day of fishing or cruising, a robust home-theatre system with a 40-inch flatscreen and the booming bass that only surround sound can produce. A U-shaped galley, farther forward, features easy-to-maintain Amtico flooring, plenty of undercounter stowage, Cambria countertops, and the sort of appliances you tend to see in high-end homes in high-end neighborhoods.

Very much the same theme prevails in the accommodation spaces,  a couple of steps down from the saloon. Two guest staterooms (along with a dayhead) occupy the port side, and there’s a large en suite master to starboard with a big, cushy HandCraft mattress as well as drawers, cabinets, and hanging lockers galore. The hanging lockers, by the way, are maple-lined and, with a nod to practicality, the en suite also offers Amtico flooring, Cambria countertops (with an undercounter sink), and a large, fiberglass shower stall.

Don’t let the cool style lines and all the luxurious stuff fool you, though. It’s the Viking 48 Convertible’s battle-ready exterior (with its fishfighting cockpit and immense, Palm Beachy flybridge) and her solidly engineered engine room (with its wire runs labeled every 8 inches and massive I-beam engine beds) that most dramatically embrace her true mission in life: ranging far afield and doing some serious fishing along the way.

Viking 48 Convertible

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Source: Viking 48 Convertible


First look at the new Princess V58 !


First look at the new Princess V58

In the wake of the introduction of the acclaimed Princess V58 Open this past fall, we are pleased to share with you the first images of the new Princess V58 with enclosed salon.

Princess V58 Salon

The enclosed salon model can be climate controlled or opened to the elements via triple sliding aft doors and a retractable sunroof. The main deck salon comes complete with a generous U-shaped sofa around a dining table. There’s also a sideboard unit with glass and bottle storage and refrigerator opposite. A 46″ LED TV on an electric raise/lower mechanism completes the amenities.

Princess V58 Helm                                                                                     Princess V58 Galley

Her large, dynamic hull windows let light pour into the beautifully appointed lower accommodation. She offers a well equipped galley and lower salon with dining area. In addition there are three spacious staterooms, two of which enjoy an en suite head.

Princess V58 Master Stateroom

The first V58 bound for North America will be making her premiere appearance later this year at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which runs November 3rd to 7th.

Until then, be sure to check out the Princess fleet at the Palm Beach International Boat Show going on this weekend in West Palm Beach, Florida. We look forward to welcoming you!

Princess Yachts at Bluewater Yacht Sales