Jupiter’s new 30 Hybrid Forward Seating model (29’6″ LOA, 9’4″ beam) combines the best of a serious fishing machine with all the amenities of a luxurious cruiser. The 30HFS comes equipped with Yamaha’s 300-hp F300 four-stroke outboards, runs to a top speed of 57 mph and cruises at 35 mph. The Jupiter 30HFS 2016 design provides the ability to comfortably fish or stand all the way forward without giving up bow seating. New on the 30HFS: freshwater sink in the head, larger lockable rod lockers, updated console face, and a newly designed dash switch panel.
Fishing features include a 45-gallon sky blue lighted livewell with a clear lid to keep baits pressurized while enroute to the fishing grounds. Flush-mounted cabinets with tackle drawers to port and removable Plano boxes to starboard keep everything within arm’s reach. In-deck lockable rod storage on either side of the console can house up to four rods each to keep the cockpit clutter free. The console has room for twin 16-inch MFD screens and a dedicated spot for a VHF command mic. A 120-gallon macerated fishbox in the cockpit provides plenty of room for the day’s catch. The Jupiter 30HFS’s seating area area can be converted into a fully-cushioned sunpad with optional filler pieces and removable backrests.
jupitermarine.com; (941) 729-5000
By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2016