The 41 Sport Bridge is pure proof that Yamaha knew U.S. boaters were looking for sexier power than old shaft-and-strut inboards. They wanted the fumes out of the cockpit, the rumble out of the salon, and the engines on the transom — where they’d make power, not crowd the living space on board.
The high, glass-enclosed pilothouse is ideal for maintaining a lookout during maneuvers, providing an elevated sight plane, even as the inboard roofline dips toward the water. Fuel range can be extended by adding 60-gallon optional tanks.
The 41 Sport Bridge (has) an ample sea chest ensuring plenty of flow to the optional dual 45-gallon livewells, refreshed by 2,000 gph pumps. In the Southeast, if the livewell isn’t right, you aren’t really fishing.
Also good to go is the guttered cockpit. The design keeps the deck from becoming awash by quickly scuppering water overboard. The guttering also eliminates the need for toe rails. It adds security to the gaff man’s stance in a more natural way than toe rails; as he leans forward, his toes naturally catch the gutter, locking him safely against the gunwale as he works.
The deck space is ample and, if you’re of a mind, you could add a fighting chair, though most anglers opt for stand-up fishing, thanks to the tough braided lines and more-compact reels they allow. The hardtop is ready to accept outriggers, and the gunwales can handle all the rod holders you think you might need, if the six standard holders aren’t enough.
Design and Construction
The 41 SB offers glassed-in, sound-suppressing Silent Running floor mats. In the salon belowdecks, the mats worked nicely, softening the rush of water and the slap of seas.
On the command deck, the curved-glass windshield sports minimalistic support struts from deck to hardtop, giving a near-perfect panoramic view of the surrounding seas. Curved lines aren’t spoiled by handrails. Instead, sleek gutters have been cast in the top to offer secure grab points.
The joinery in the salon and berths would inspire woodworking artisans of the highest skill. Joints are tight, and the drawers and cabinets are evenly aligned. The wood tones are rich, complementing the granite counters.
The Simrad glass-helm-and-bus system that eliminates corrosion-vulnerable switch wiring enhances ease of operation and maintenance. With it the skipper controls pumps, lights and other systems through the glass panels of the display.
Jupiter’s building style is strongly established through decades of experience, and while its methods are set, its designs are flexible, allowing customers to replace livewells with settees, and mezzanines with cockpit galleys. That kind of individual style is everything to a customer looking for a personal yacht.*
*Source- Sport Fishing Magazine
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Recognized as one of the top performers in the industry, Oyster Harbors Marine features high-quality new and pre-owned boats, and has an award-winning sales and service team. Sales offices are located on Cape Cod in Osterville and Falmouth Massachusetts, Essex, CT and in Freeport, Maine.