Jupiter was founded in the early 1990’s with the release of the Jupiter 31 Open, and later purchased in 1998 by Marine-industry veteran Carl Herndon.
From its inception, the Jupiter 31 quickly drew fans for its uncompromising quality that continues to distinguish the company 30 years later as a premier builder of outboard-powered offshore sport-fishing boats.
Performance is attributed to its Posi-Stern hull-pad design that reduces drag by enhancing lift, and a variable dynamic stern that increases efficiency by providing a perfect running attitude; the results are higher speeds, superior handling, increased fuel economy and a smoother ride—all without a loss of visibility from the helm.
Using infusion and their uni-grid stringer system the boat is so durable that the company offers a transferable limited lifetime warranty for structural integrity.
The Jupiter 32, a clear descendent of the original 31, bears the best features of its slip-mates throughout the Jupiter line.
Forward cockpit bench seats top insulated, overboard-draining boxes for gear. Between them are two deck storage bins, both ready to accommodate either the versatile storage needs of family day trips inshore or standing ready to bring home the spoils of a successful tournament.
The console houses a finished stand-up head with electric toilet. A hatch lets in light and fresh air. Up top, the helm’s dash is roomy. The standard leaning post, with its four rod holders, provides tackle storage. Behind it is a 150-gallon in-deck fish box with macerator; behind that, a hatch provides access to mechanicals.
In-deck lockable storage boxes flanking the console can house four 8-foot rods each; 34 percent of respondents said they want such security for their sticks.
Four rod holders are mounted under the gunwale—enough for 30 percent of offshore CC anglers; adding an optional additional pair raises the satisfaction to 68 percent.
Optional features include outriggers, removable stern jump seats, Garmin electronics package, JL Audio stereo package, and Release Marine forward seating backrests.
More impressive are the features that come standard on the 32; Release Marine teak ladder back helm seats (now a standard on the entire Jupiter model line on models 30 feet and up), a fiberglass T-top, tackle storage, sink and head, port side dive door, rod holders (with the option to add additional), and a Pro Curve glass windshield.