"Building fishing boats that anyone familiar with the Blackfin legacy will appreciate"
On the Water
OUR CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
From father and mother to son and daughter, the great tradition of boat building continues at Jupiter Marine. Working together, this nautical family has created the latest innovations in hull building technology. Function, durability and value are our primary concerns in building you one of the safest boats on the water today.
Jupiter boats are certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the boat's construction techniques meet or exceed the standards established by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Jupiter's outstanding performance is due primarily to its exclusive "Posi-Stern" hull pad design. This unique feature creates a variable dynamic stern lift that increases efficiency by providing a perfect running angle at all times, resulting in higher speeds, sharper turns, increased fuel economy and a smoother ride with no loss of visibility from the helm.
STATION ONE - LAMINATION
Jupiter's boats begin with the molds. They are built in the reverse image at full scale of what the finished part will look like upon completion. We maintain all of our molds on a weekly basis. They are inspected, repaired and waxed in preparation of the next build to ensure a quality vessel each and every time.
All vessels are made from FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester. It is a form of glass that is woven into sheets and rolls in different thicknesses depending on the application. The resins and gelcoats used, harden into a smooth, shiny surface. Our solid fiberglass hull bottom and uni-grid stringer system provide the basis for our "No Wood - No Rot" construction. All fiberglass is hand laid using Armorcote© gelcoat, multi-directional knitted fiberglass, sophisticated resins and high density coring. This results in a boat so strong and dependable that we proudly offer a transferable limited lifetime warranty on its structural integrity.
This lamination process applies not only to the hull and liner, but also to our small parts such as fishboxes, consoles and hardtops. Each fiberglass part, for each size vessel, has it's own mold. You can see the expense invested for each vessel, not only in the molds but also in the maintenance.
Advantages of an FRP boat include:
- Hulls are one continuous piece of FRP with no joints or gaps to allow water into the hull.
- FRP does not shrink or swell so leakage and re-caulking are avoided.
- FRP will not rot. As a plastic it does not corrode and cannot be eaten by marine life.
STATION TWO - PRE-ASSEMBLY
At this station, small parts that come from the lamination department are detailed and pre-assembled for later installation. Items such as the console, prep center, rig hatches and t-top are gelcoated or painted, pre-drilled, sanded and buffed. Depending on the part, some stainless steel hardware is installed.
STATION THREE - PLUMBING/WIRING
Once the fiberglass is set, the hull and liner is moved from lamination directly onto the assembly floor at Station 3. This station is where you will see a lot of assembly activity going on. Here, the boat will receive its mechanical equipment such as fuel tanks, water tanks and exhaust systems. The boat is then inspected for proper installation and pressure tests are conducted. Once the inspection is completed and approved, other items installed include the deck boxes, thru-hull fittings, engine rigging, and all under deck plumbing and electrical wiring. Once complete, the liner is laminated to the hull and is now ready to be painted. Jupiter boats are painted using Awlgrip or Imron paint, not a colored gel-coat. The on-site paint booth makes it convenient for us to customize to your color choice.
STATION FOUR - ASSEMBLY
The boat is now ready to have the deck installed with thru bolts and then hidden with a vinyl or stainless steel rub rail. Other items such as the sink, toilet, handrails, storage boxes, and console are also installed. Any final wiring is completed with the installation of the batteries and electronics to the console.
STATION FIVE - ASSEMBLY
Station 5 is another very active station with the installation of the engines, t-top, prep center, upholstery, windshield, windlass and anchor. Doors and gates are fitted and another QC inspection is performed. Hull stripes and logos are applied followed by a preliminary wash down of the boat.
STATION SIX - DELIVERY
Each boat is water tested in the Gulf to ensure all electrical and mechanical systems are in proper working order. Upon return, all mechanical systems are flushed, all electrical systems are labeled, and the boat gets her final wash down and polishing. The boat is now ready for delivery! The over all process for a build is seven weeks for the 29, 31, 34 and 38 lines and ten weeks for the 39. Be sure to contact your local Dealer and test a Jupiter today!
Great looks and sea worthiness, speed, quality construction and optimum resale value - all are standard equipment on every Jupiter boat.