Achieving success often means finding something that you really like and sticking with it. But you don’t have to tell that to Curtis Strange. Strange, whose 17 PGA tour victories and two U.S. Open championships earned him a spot in the World Golf Hall of Fame, knows a bit about not deviating from preference. Case in point, his new center console, which will be his third boat built by Carolina custom builder, Jarrett Bay.
The boat, which is still under construction, will be able to withstand the rugged conditions off the Carolinas, while also maintaining a draft that can ably navigate inland waterways. To that end, she’ll only draw 2 feet 6 inches (engines down) but also have an aggressive Carolina flare.
Strange will have plenty of room to maneuver when fishing, since the cockpit is 45 square feet, and he’ll also be able to hide from the beating sun overhead thanks to a custom T-top. Flush-mounted rodholders and a 37-gallon livewell help ensure that this boat is fish-ready at all times.
Her powerful, twin 300-horsepower Yamahas are supported by an Armstrong bracket for enhanced performance. That’s a good and bad thing for Jarrett Bay. Because the extra space and durability afforded by the bracket will no doubt make Strange want another Jarrett Bay, but he certainly won’t need one for quite some time.
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This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.