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July 25, 2008

Jupiter 34 FS

I had a chance to run the new Jupiter 34 FS out of Palm Beach Inlet in late spring, and though the weather didn't cooperate for a boat test (calm winds and seas), the sailfish bite went off like it was midwinter.

Design and Construction
Security comes in numerous forms, and Jupiter provides superb handholds throughout the boat - especially in places where people stand when under way. Additionally, you'll find a Garelick swim-ladder-in-a-tube in the transom - readily deployed from the water or the Euro-bracket.
This 34 also looks really cool at night, thanks to under-gunwale LED rope lighting (standard) and underwater LED lights (optional). Pop-up cleats rule from amidships forward, and a pop-up bow light keeps the foredeck clean.
Jupiter also mounted the newest Clarion stereo system - so powerful that when you crank it up under way, the entire North Atlantic submarine fleet knows about it.
The 34 FS provides storage galore under the forward seats, though I'd like   to see snaps attach to the hatch lid instead of surrounding flat surfaces so you can open the hatch without unsnapping the cushion. The seemingly obligatory foldaway transom seat is a clean and functional design too.
Jupiter is one of the only companies that goes so far as to use schedule 80 (extra beefy) polished stainless pipe to support the hardtop. You have no idea what incredible stress the momentum, seas and high speeds put on such a structure, so the heftier the support, the better.
Jupiter builds each hull with a uni-grid stringer system surrounded by a hand-laid biaxial and triaxial fiberglass hull with closed-cell PVC foam coring above the waterline and solid glass in the bottom. The entire hull gets infused with 100   percent vinylester resin for virtual impregnability to osmotic blistering for the life of the hull. The resin-infusion process also affords the most ideal resin-to-glass ratio possible while simultaneously eliminating any air voids.
LOA......33 ft. 9 in.
BEAM......10 ft. 5 in.
HULL DRAFT......2 ft.
DEADRISE......23 deg.
WEIGHT......11,750 lb. (approx. as tested)
FUEL......325 gal.
MAX HP......Twin 350 hp OB

Jupiter Marine / Palmetto, Florida / 941-729-5000 /