The Jupiter 41 is the new flagship for the Palmetto, Fla., builder of outboard boats, replacing the 39 Express.
“We’ve delivered one so far, and this is hull No. 2,” Todd Albrecht, Jupiter vice president of sales, told me at the Suncoast Boat Show last week in Sarasota, Fla. “Hull 3 is in production right now.”
Jupiter introduced the boat at the Miami International Boat Show earlier this year.
Triple Yamaha F350s provide the power. The first Jupiter 41 — with bottom paint, 450 gallons of fuel, 80 gallons of water, a 1,300-pound Seakeeper gyroscope and seven crewmembers — topped out at 46.4 knots wide open and cruised at 30, burning 44 gph for a mileage rating of 0.75 nmpg.
“This [boat] was fully loaded, so performance numbers will improve on hull 2, as it will be substantially lighter in the stern [with] neither the Seakeeper nor bottom paint,” Albrecht said.
The outboard installation allows for plenty of space under the bridge deck for a midcabin berth. A sterndrive’s engine compartment would eat up about half of that space.
The main cabin includes a forward V-berth, as well as a full galley and a head with a separate shower on the starboard side. On the port side, a dinette with an inboard-facing settee and table can seat four adults.
The boat draws 3 feet, 6 inches with the engines down. She rides a modified-vee hull with 18 degrees of deadrise at the transom.
The boat comes in two models — express and port bridge — which retail for $549,760 and $599,950, respectively. Standard equipment includes an 8-kW genset with a 40-gallon tank, a windlass and cabin air conditioning. Air conditioning on the bridge deck, a bow thruster and a transom live well with two wells are optional.
The Jupiter Marine fleet also includes five center consoles from 26 to 38 feet.