JUPITER 25 BAY
When Jupiter introduced its first bay boat last fall, the company clearly entered fresh, new territory. “We applied the clean, sleek and elegant lines of our bigger offshore boats to the bay boat, giving it design and functionality to handle fishing and cruising from various shore distances,” says Mike Adams, national sales manager. “The higher gunwales, coaming pads throughout and flush decking with a minimal design make this boat more than capable of handling nearshore and offshore fishing.”
The aft cockpit depth for the 25 Bay measures 22 inches. At the bow, the deck lies 25 inches below the gunwale. Jupiter opted to eliminate fore and aft casting decks “that become obsolete when fishing in any type of sea,” Adams says. “This is truly a hybrid, running in less than 14 inches of water yet with the offshore running attitude of our 38 center console.”
The 25 Bay’s list of performance and fishing features includes a 40-gallon livewell, twin 55-gallon insulated fish boxes, loads of gear storage, a helm unit with tackle storage, a port access door, a Porta Bracket (allowing 12 to 24 inches of vertical movement) and CZone digital switching. The 25 also offers a 280-mile range at cruise with its standard 85 gallons of fuel capacity and an optional tower with remote helm.
A 45-degree deadrise at the bow tapering to 15 degrees at the transom creates a smooth ride, with stability at rest. “We wanted to design a boat that
the Tampa Bay locals have been asking for, a boat that completely accommodates the fishing trends in this area,” Adams says. “As word slowly spread, we quickly realized the market had a soft spot for a true shallow-water-capable boat that easily fishes offshore. We designed a bay boat with a great ride, range and capabilities.”
Jupiter gave its 25 Bay flush decking to eliminate casting platforms that become unusable in heavy seas.
SPECS: LOA: 26 ft. 1 in. • Beam: 8 ft. 6 in. • Transom Deadrise: 15 deg. • Draft: 1 ft. 2 in. Dry Weight: 3,700 lb. (w/o engine) • Max Power: 300 hp • MSRP: $129,995 (w/ Yamaha F300)